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Date: Mon, Mar 22, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

This year, the Jewish holiday of Passover, which commemorates the Hebrews’ exodus from Egypt, starts next Tuesday, March 30th, and continues for a week. As the Jewish calendar stipulates a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, the first night of celebration begins in a week, on Monday the 29th. During this ritualistic [...]

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What To Make For Dinner: Pork Roast with Cabernet Sauvignon

Date: Fri, Mar 19, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

This recipe for pork loin roast, slow-cooked and tender on the tongue, has been adapted from the Seriously Delicious Ribs found on food52. The initial dry rub, rich and spicy with paprika, garlic, and chipotle powder, pairs well with the wine in the following braising liquid. Cabernet Sauvignon, an assertive red wine, [...]

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Region At a Glance: Bordeaux

Date: Thu, Mar 18, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Bordeaux wine is named for its region: Bordeaux is a coastal area in the southwest of France, in turn with its own many sub-regions. Bordeaux is split by the Gironde river and its two tributaries, the Garonne and the Dordogne. Andrea Immer Robinson has a helpful way of picturing Bordeaux’s geographical layout: imagine a peace [...]

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The Art of Home Wine Making

Date: Wed, Mar 17, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

There is a serious trend in the United States, and it’s all about drinking wine. Wine drinking per capita is steadily increasing, and it has spread from the farthest hills of Napa Valley to the familiar green hills of New Jersey. As a natural extension of this increase, people are becoming more [...]

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Rehashed: Corned Beef and Cabbage and a Bottle of Wine

Date: Tue, Mar 16, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Ah, St. Patty’s Day. Green beer and corned beef and overcooked cabbage. Really gets the stomach rumbling, right? Actually, boiled suppers are as much of our American culinary history as our collectivized Irish roots. The traditional boiled dinner, essentially a big pot of beef or pork with root vegetables covered in water and slowly cooked until [...]

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On Decanting

Date: Mon, Mar 15, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

To decant, or not to decant? What is decanting, anyway? That’s the real question. Technically speaking, decanting is the process of separating mixtures; this is usually a solid from a liquid (like the sediments that stay in a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon after you’ve poured the out the wine), but can also [...]

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Pinot Noir: A Wine for Lions and for Lambs

Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

March is a month famously tagged as coming in like a lion, and going out like a lamb. March is also the month when wine growers in the Northern Hemisphere take to ploughing their vineyards, in preparation of the growing season to come. What better way to celebrate this introduction to spring, [...]

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Refreshment Wines: Start Your Summer This Spring

Date: Thu, Mar 11, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Spring weather has caught up with us quickly. Already, you may be dreaming of the seasons to come: bright sun, outdoor barbecues, afternoons by the pool. If you like a cold glass of wine in the hot weather, you should consider making a batch of refreshment wines. Refreshment wines are simply that: refreshing. [...]

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Become an award winning winemaker.

Date: Mon, Mar 1, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

It’s that time of the year again – awards season! The Grammys, the Oscars, the Olympics all give out distinguished trophies to the top competitors in their respective fields, and the Vintner’s Circle is getting in on the action. Vintner’s Circle invites its friends and customers to become involved in the exciting world of wine competitions. [...]

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Wine education courses makes a great Valentine’s Day gift

Date: Wed, Feb 3, 2010 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Know someone who loves wine?  Now you can share with them a perfect wine education course, brought to you by Wine Spectator and Vintner’s Circle. Relax in your own home and learn the ABCs of Wine Tasting at your own pace.  The take home class contains over 30+ pages of great wine tasting tips and guides. Want [...]

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Vintners Circle Franchising recevies approval for SBA Franchise Registry

Date: Fri, Nov 13, 2009 Winery Blogs Wine Business

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: David Schmeltzle 908-979-9463 Vintner’s Circle, a franchised winemaking shop operating five franchised stores and one corporate store throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, announces today it has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration for listing on the SBA Franchise Registry, which will expedite the process for franchisees to get loans to start [...]

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Winemaking makes good friends.

Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2009 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Customers are important to business.  But at Vintner’s Circle, we have great customers who become our friends and our fans.  Bottling tonight at the Hackettstown store, I had the pleasure of again spending time with Beth and Joe.  They were some of our first customers years ago and made wine with Vintner’s Circle at the [...]

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Wine and Ice Cream Pairing?

Date: Wed, Sep 9, 2009 Winery Blogs Wine Business

Vintner's Circle wine making shops are an innovative new concept that combines wine making, wine education and wine accessories in one fun location.

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