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April 23
Just Restaurant will be hosting a Spring Wine Tasting event on April 23 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Cost is $20 for Just Wine club members and $30 for all other! Entry fee includes wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres! Just Restaurant, 2280 Rte. 9 S., Old Bridge, NJ 08857, 732-707-4800.
 
May 9
New Jersey Wine Festivals will present their 7th Annual New Jersey Spring Wine Festival at the Hilton Short Hills on Friday, May 9, 2014. The spring wine tasting event includes 150+ wines curated by the experts of the Wine Library, an array of hors d’oeuvres and light fare from the Hilton’s AAA 4-Diamond award-wining chefs, plus artisan food sampling tables. Adding to the festive atmosphere, acclaimed jazz guitarist Matt Marshak and his band will perform throughout the evening. Tasting tables located throughout the Hilton’s Grand Ballroom, Livingston Room, Garden Foyer, and Patio Pavilion will feature a superb array of quality wines from around the world. Selections include new and old world styles, encompassing classic regions such as Bordeaux and Rioja as well as newer finds from California, New York, Chile, Australia, and more. Standard tickets are $79 (Final 2 Weeks: $89.) Check the festival website for any limited time Early Bird discounts. An additional charge of $25 per ticket applies to those wishing to attend an exclusive VIP Wine Class at 7:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. led by a wine industry professional featuring a special side-by-side tasting of five select wines. For guests looking to enjoy an overnight stay, the Hilton Short Hills is offering a special $159 room rate to festival attendees who call 1-800-HILTONS and mention promo code: SWF. For complete details and to purchase tickets to the New Jersey Spring Wine Festival, visit www.newjerseywinefestivals.com or order by phone at 866-811-4111. Space is limited and advance purchase is highly recommended as the event regularly sells out.
 

Ongoing
Taste premium and specialty fruit wines at Cream Ridge Winery. Complimentary wine tastings are offered daily: Monday through Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; tours given most weekends. Cream Ridge Winery, 145 Route 539, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514, 609-259-9797.
 
Ongoing
Valenzano Winery in South Jersey offers complimentary wine tastings daily: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Valenzano Winery, 1090 Route 206, Shamong, NJ 08088, 609-268-6731.
 
Ongoing
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Edgewater, NJ, offers a "5 For $6 'Til 7" bar menu featuring five appetizers, five cocktails and five wines by the glass, each priced at $6 and served nightly until 7 p.m. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 90 The Promenade, Edgewater, NJ 07020, 201-313-9463.
 
Monday through Friday
Happy hour is weekdays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Grand Cru Winebar in Englewood. Enjoy $5 house wine, $5 small plates, $5 cocktails and $4 beer. Grand Cru Winebar, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, NJ 07631, 201-568-3939.
 
Fridays
Every Friday night is Foodie Friday at elements in Princeton, NJ. Enjoy a seasonal five-course tasting menu with wine pairings for $99 (or $69 without wine). Sample menus have included dishes like New Jersey lamb with sweet potato, maitake and celery, Long Island surf clam with pickled radish and citrus aioli, sweet Maine lobster with warm ginger scallion custard and day boat scallops prepared with parsley, potato and crab. elements, 163 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540, 609-924-0078.
 
Fridays & Sundays
Every Friday the farm-to-table five-course tasting menu with wine pairings at The Frog & the Peach is available at the discounted price of $150 for two (normally $105 per person). On Sundays bottled wine is one-third off. The Frog & the Peach, 29 Dennis St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901, 732-846-3216.
 


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For additional information on wine events, please contact:

Gary's Wine & Marketplace
www.garyswine.com

121 Main St.
Madison, NJ 07940
973-822-0200
277 Eisenhower Pkwy.
Livingston, NJ 07039
973-992-4441
100 Morristown Rd.
(Rt. 202)
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
908-766-6699



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