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NorthWest NJ Wine Event @ Panther Valley CC on April 12, 2014!

Don’t miss this great event open to the public! I will be there to check out the scene,and to show off some excellent value wines! Check the flyer for more information… I hope to see you there! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!



Taste of the Town Wine Tasting Event

Taste of the Town Wine Tasting Event


April 3, 2014 at 9:20 AM Leave a comment

Wine Tasting Event & Classes in New Brunswick – Sunday 10/28/12 3-8pm

Attention All Notable Wine-ers!!!  Here’s a great opportunity to learn a great deal about some of the best wines in the world, from people who know how to pick, taste, and talk about good wine!  Take 1 or 2 of the 1 hour classes, or just go to the Tasting… or do it all for $159!!!  As long as I’m not DJing a party, I’m pretty sure I will be there… I have a feeling they are going to open up some pretty nice bottles of wine!  If you’ve thought about taking wine classes, you don’t want to miss this opportunity, it really is a great deal.  And Just so you know, I currently have absolutely nothing to do with this event… I hope that will change if enough of you mention my name when you reserve your tickets 😉  I just wanted to share it with all my wine lovin’ peeps out there, cuz it looks like a fun time!  Cheers!

Wine Sunday     October 28

Wine Classes, Wine Tastings, Wines With Dinner

We declare October 28 Wine Sunday in New Brunswick.  We’re going to offer Two Classes and a Walk Around Tasting from 4 PM – 8 PM.  It’s basically our own little wine festival.  It’s an opportunity to have some fun, to learn a little something and, if you’re so inclined, to stock up for The Holidays!

Class: Champagne & Friends 3- 4 PM

It’s not just for launching ships you know.  Champagne is one of the most celebrated wine regions in the world and also a victim of it’s own success. Yes, Champagne means celebration, but it also means serious wine!  Learn about differences in grape varieties, wine making methods, and places of origin for sparkling wines.  Sure, you can pour them over the head of the winning team, but it makes a seriously great dinner companion!  Taste ten sparkling wines side-by side, in a sit-down tasting, guided by me, and prepare yourself to navigate some bubbly holidays.  And in case you’re wondering, we’ll be pouring Dom Perignon as a reference point.

Class: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc and Malbec 4:30- 5:30 PM 

These are the most prominent of the Bordeaux grapes, almost always blended together, but why?   How is a California Cabernet different from a Bordeaux?  Why is Argentina Malbec-crazy when Bordeaux has almost forgotten about the grape?  What’s with all this Cabernet Franc on the market now?  And what about Washington State?  I will answer all (or at least many) of your cabish questions in this sit-down comparative tasting of 10 wines with a discussion led by … me!

Walk-Around Tasting 4- 8 PM 

Every year brings us new wines to get excited about.  When you guys come in to dinner, Mark and I are often bursting with a million different recommendations. Here’s an opportunity to sample Mark and Francis’ new finds for late 2012.  We’re going to open at least 25 bottles of wine in a walk-around style tasting.  These will be new finds and new vintages of corked excitement in many different price-ranges and styles.  What unites them is that the will all be selected by Mark and me to be the creme de la creme of the current vintage.

Walk around Tasting    $50    ($49 credited to purchase of first case of wine)

One Class                    $100

Both Classes                $159  (if you take both classes, the wine tasting is included)

Reserve a spot at 732-828-4444 ext 200 or

September 18, 2012 at 6:03 PM Leave a comment

Wine & Beer Event September 9, 2011


Come down to the Red Mill Museum in Clinton for a great night of Wine, Beer, and Food!

Questions? Tickets? Contact : The Red Mill, 56 Main Street Clinton, NJ 08809-1328 (908) 735-4101

August 26, 2011 at 10:00 AM Leave a comment

Project LadyBug @ The Brownstone 5-23-2011

Monday evening was without question a spectacular event! DTM Productions DJs Paul and Sean, along with Sound Connections Jeff Scott Gould worked hard to make the rooms look and sound amazing! Vendors from shoe companies, wine stores, wineries, Saks Fifth Avenue, and other retailers were there offering great deals on Wine, Shoes, Cosmetics, and much more during this special occasion, to help support a great cause and great charity organized by none other than Real Housewife of New Jersey, Dina Manzo and her loyal crew.

Obviously, I was there to help with the music, the setup and the lighting, but I was also able to set up as a wine vendor for Tarasi Wineries. We showed a small selection of the Bodega Carmine Granata wines, and got some great feedback from many of the attendees. As a new brand, Bodega Carmine Granata is slowly becoming a household name for the very popular Carmine Granata Oak Malbec and Pinot Noir, and the interesting, food friendly single varietal Granata Semillon.

I was honored to be a part of this event! It went very well, and there was lots of dancing, drinking, and giving going on! By the end of the night, we had all the women dancing the night away in celebration of such a successful event. Take a look at some of the pics…

July 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM Leave a comment

Cherished Creations Wine Event w/ Berkeley Wine Company @ Grand Summit Hotel Friday, March 25, 2011

Event: Cherished Creations Annual Wine Tasting

Organization: Cherished Creations
March 25, 2011 from 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Address: 570 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

I will be attending this event, and look forward to getting some great footage to help promote this charitable event and great wine!

Cherished Creations, Inc. is a non profit organization who will be hosting an annual Wine Tasting Event located at the Grand Summit Hotel in Summit, NJ on Friday, March 25th 2011. Their mission is to create better lives for seriously ill children and the underprivileged.

Chef James of The Gourmet Exchange will be a guest vendor serving a selection of Infused Olive Oils with Artisian breads, along with several Hors d’oeuvres.

The Berkeley Wine Company will be providing many of the wines for the evening. They have a very eclectic selection of wines and very knowledgeable staff.

Tickets are on sale at the Berkeley Wine Company, located at 500 Springfield Ave. Berkeley Heights, NJ. You may call Cherished Creations at (908) 790-0616.

Tickets for this event will be $55.00 in advance or $65.00 at the door.

Click Here For More Info on CHERISHED CREATIONS

March 23, 2011 at 5:42 PM Leave a comment

Notable Wine Party Episode 2 – The Great Box Wine Debate…

Here it is, finally, the second installment of the Party Episodes recorded at the Drop House studio…  I thought this conversation went well since there’s been some debate about whether boxed wine is good or bad… I’m not sure we actually came to a conclusion, you may have to be the judge… We also talk a little about Pinot Noir and how versatile it can be as a varietal, and I throw in a very quick lesson on Malolactic Fermentation…See for yourself!  Cheers!

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Stay tuned for a few more installments of the Party Episodes… once they are done…we’ll have to have another party!!!  On second thought, why wait?

Also coming soon is the “FINE WINES for LE$$” Column where we will be reviewing some of the best wine values in the world for you…

March 3, 2011 at 12:46 AM Leave a comment

Wine Tasting Event in Ho Ho Kus 2/26, A Great Success!

Hosted by Waldwick Community Alliance and Maratene’s fine wine and spirits, this event is sure to be a great time for all wine lovers, foodies, and even homebodies who just enjoy a night out every once in a while.  I’ll be showing the intriguing wines of Bodega Carmine Granata, and look forward to meeting new people, talking about wine!

Over 100 wines will be available for you to try. And for $45, this is a great opportunity to find out your favorite styles before buying. What a deal!  Just make sure someone is being responsible-ible!


The event went very well! I showed up just a few minutes before it began with wine in hand ready to pour… I should’ve had more. People were coming back for the 2008 Carmine Granata Malbec and 2009 Carmine Granata Semillon. It’s good to know I have some excellent wines that are in high demand, I just hope I can keep the supply ;-).

I’m not really sure who won the Mercedes or the other prizes that were being raffled off, but I know that many people had a great chance to try some really nice wines and spend some money for a good cause… I know because I made sure to go around to the other tables.

One of my favorite wines of the night was an interesting Italian wine(of course) called Librandi Duca San Felice Ciro, and the No. 8 Pinot Noir was not bad at all!

February 14, 2011 at 4:14 PM 1 comment

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