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The Jersey Bites Podcast: An Interview with John Cifelli of the Winemakers Co-Op


Jersey Bites Podcast, John Cifelli, the Winemakers Co-Op, Deb Smith, Jersey Bites Podcast

You may have heard about this: so many people still think of New Jersey wines as “fruity” and sub-par to, let’s say, wines from California and other notable wine regions. In this podcast we talk to one of the most knowledgeable men on the NJ wine scene about why, historically, New Jersey wines have gotten such a bad rap.

We’ll take a look at how the 2012’s Judgment of Princeton changed the world’s perception of New Jersey wines and what grapes grow best in New Jersey. I also wanted to know about New Jersey’s terroir. Is there such a thing?

And, of course, we’ll do a little tasting. Tune into the whole juicy interview below. 

Jersey Bites Podcast, John Cifelli, the Winemakers Co-Op, Deb Smith, Jersey Bites Podcast

John Cifelli, executive director of the Winemakers Co-Op

Fall Portfolio Tasting: September 22

Jersey Bites Podcast, John Cifelli, the Winemakers Co-Op, Deb Smith, Jersey Bites Podcast

The Fall Portfolio Tasting

Sunday, September 22, 2019
1-5 p.m. (VIP session at 12 p.m.)

Beneduce Vineyards
1 Jeremiah Lane
Alexandria Township, NJ 08867

  • Taste over 40 dry, 100% NJ grown wines from with the winemakers from five leading NJ wineries
  • Author Jason Wilson, who penned Godforsaken Grapes, which the NYT named one of the five best wine books of 2018 will give two talks about the grape varieties of New Jersey
  • Winemakers showcase all day, as they take turns pouring one wine individually that they are most excited to share from their portfolio
  • Live acoustic funk rock by the nationally touring John Beacher Trio, and gourmet foods by Bucks County’s Zest Culinary Services
The event runs as the foliage starts to turn, on the gorgeous, manicured grounds of Beneduce Vineyards in Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County, Sunday, September 22, from 1 to 5 p.m.
 
Find out more here

Listen to “Talking New Jersey Wine with John Cifelli of The Winemakers Co-Op” on Spreaker.

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