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There is nothing more quintessentially American summer than BBQing or grilling out. This summer of lockdown lifts and lockdown walk-backs have made BBQs outside with small groups of friends feel especially necessary. Around here, cooking meat, seafood, starches, and veggies low and slow over indirect heat, and then saucing them up makes us extra thirsty….

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Bees. We couldn’t live without them. About one-third of our food is dependent upon pollination, and bees are the best pollinators we have. They take care of dozens of edible plant varieties, and while grapevines are not one of them—the wind takes on the task of pollinating grapevines—bees are invaluable to healthy, biodiverse vineyards. While…

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While New Jersey’s wine industry dates to colonial days, the height of its early success was from the 1860s to just before Prohibition when wineries flourished in Southern New Jersey, especially in the Egg Harbor City region. Renault Winery, which still is in operation and stands as the second oldest operating winery in the United…

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  New Jersey has become one of the most interesting young regions to watch in the United States. Yes, we’re biased, but if you don’t believe us, Wine Enthusiast, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times agree. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Garden State has become a magnet for young winemakers who want to make…

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Edward Antill and William Alexander, foundation winemakers in New Jersey Technically, New Jersey’s wine history dates back to 1758, when Great Britain’s Royal Society offered cash to anyone who could make wine that rivaled that of France. Garden State residents William Alexander and Edward Antill successfully took on the challenge, earning about £200 and Judgement…

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The Garden State Wine Growers Association, recently hosted a Zoom presentation April 30, 2021 on the history of the Blaufränkisch/Lemberger grape by noted wine grape geneticist Dr. José Vouillamoz, best known for his foundational contribution to Wine Grapes. In addition to his talk about the history and unique characteristics of the grape Dr. Vouillamoz also…

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The year 2020 was surely a tumultuous one due to COVID-19. It impacted every individual’s life and changed how we go to school, conduct business, travel and even celebrate holidays.  Here in New Jersey we mourn the loss of over 16,000 souls that have perished from the pandemic.  As we look ahead to 2021 there…

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Holiday Wine Pairing Although celebrations will be different this year, New Jersey wines are the perfect addition to your meal to get in the holiday spirit. New Jersey is home to over 50 wineries. With the ability to order wine over the phone or online and have it shipped directly to your home, the garden…

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With Thanksgiving upon us launching the start of the holiday season, the Garden State Wine Growers Association is kicking off its “Holiday Wine Experience,” a month-long celebration at wineries throughout the state. The Holiday Wine Experience is designed to encourage visits to NJ wineries throughout the holiday season, purchasing wines for the dinner table and…

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The Governor’s Cup award winners and Best in Class awards for the NJ Wine Competition were announced today by the Garden State Wine Growers Association and Governor Murphy during a Zoom call with media and industry representatives.  For the third consecutive year the wines in the competition were judged by the esteemed Beverage Testing Institute…

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