New Jersey Wine Tastings & Events
Blend Bar & Bistro celebrates its anniversary with a beer festival from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds in West Windsor, NJ. Tickets ($45 for early birds) include beer, live music and more. For more information, visit tickets.beerfests.com
Prepare your palate for a weekend of gourmet meals on the Jersey Shore at Savor Borgata. Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is collaborating with the staff at The Water Club at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to create a cocktail reception and four-course meal to kick off the festivities. Lectures, workshops and numerous other dining experiences are also offered, such as the Absolut-ly Fabulous Tapas Party, pasta making with Fornelletto's chef Stephen Kalt and a culinary demonstration by chef Bobby Flay. Tickets vary by event. Learn more on The Borgata official website
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.
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.
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 & 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.
For additional information
on wine events, please contact:
Wine & Marketplace
Madison, NJ 07940
Livingston, NJ 07039
Bernardsville, NJ 07924