An array of hors d’oevres and light fare—along with more than 150 wines—will define the 7th Annual New Jersey Spring Wine Festival next Friday, May 9.
The festival, set to take place at the Hilton Short Hills, will feature acclaimed jazz guitarist Matt Marshak and his band, who will play as guests taste food made by the Hilton’s AAA 4-Diamond award-winning chefs. Wine selections include new- and old-world styles, covering regions such as Bordeaux and Rioja as well as newer selections from California, New York, Chile, Australia, to name a few.
“It’s wonderful to be back at the Hilton Short Hills with our seventh spring tasting,” notes S.W. Kimball, founder of New Jersey Wine Festivals. “We look forward to another tremendous selection of wines handpicked by the aficionados of the Wine Library as well as tasty light offerings from the Hilton’s culinary team and select artisan food sponsors, plus great live music.”
Tasting tables will be set up in three spots: the Grand Ballroom, the Livingston Room, and the Patio Pavilion. Festival attendees will be able to take advantage of the WiFi access to use Winevento, a free iPhone and Android app, to rate, favorite, save and share wines. Screens within the venue will display the event’s top-rated wines.
Tickets are $79 until May 3, and $89 until the day of the event. Get a $5 discount by using Promo Code NJB5. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, as the event typically sells out. Guests can add on a VIP wine class for $25. Attendees can also secure a reduced $149 room rate by calling 1-800-HILTONS and mentioning the promo code “SWF.”
Event sponsors include Andegavia Cask Wine, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks, Cheeky Monkey Foods, Jams by Kim, Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, 2 Chicks with Chocolate, The Naked Grape Wine, The Well Dressed Nut, Take Things Personally, Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Kelly & Jones, and Sherry’s Short Cakes.