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Ireland’s Rich Wine History*

Did you know there are snakes in Ireland now? I suppose you could have figured that out.  And did you know that there are wineries in Ireland now too (and not just in and around Cork)?  You probably could have figured that out too, but you probably didn’t know that the Irish have a long… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Wine Why’s and Whynot’s

Is it just me or did Thanksgiving sneak up on us this year?  Seems folks are scrambling around this year, maybe because it is the earliest possible day in November for Thanksgiving. So with that in mind, I will give you a lot to read and no specific recommendations with lots of personal opinion in… Continue Reading

What To Drink With Indian Food

I was approached by someone recently to pair and talk about wines that went well with Indian food. Pooja had (fortunately) heard good things about me and was hosting a dinner that was in part social and networking. I have paired wine with Indian food before and have even wanted to do a video because… Continue Reading

The Corkside Wine Club New Jersey Harvest Dinner! Friday 10/27

The Corkside Wine Club New Jersey Harvest Dinner! Friday, October 27. Orange Lawn Tennis Club, 305 N. Ridgewood Rd., South Orange, NJ 6:30 Reception, 7:30 Five Course Dinner. All for the ridiculous price of $75 (which includes tax and service)! Before you start breaking into the candy stash, treat yourself to a truly special dinner… Continue Reading

Honor Thy Fathers

I often talk of and write about the personal and connective aspect of wine and food. I don’t care if you ate at some restaurant that’s hot just because you were supposed to go there or because it was cool to be there, and you didn’t express any sense of awe or delight in doing… Continue Reading

An Evening of Wine, Food and Conversation with Andre Mack of Mouton Noir Wines

I am really thrilled to bring to everyone through my Corkside Wine Club collaboration with Chef Rich Krug of Krug Catering, an evening of wine, food and conversation with Andre Mack of Mouton Noir Wines. The event will be on September 14 at Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, NJ, starting with a reception… Continue Reading

April Corkside Wine Club Events: Spanish Night (4/20) and Burgundy Night (4/27)

Upcoming Corkside Wine Events at Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, NJ Spanish Night! Thursday, April 20, 7PM. Join us for a night celebrating Spanish food, wine and music! The US Paella champs Frank Rodino (South Orange resident) and Manny Rey will once again show their paella mastery that earned them a trip to compete… Continue Reading

Winner Winner Turkey Dinner

Not sure what to make for Thanksgiving? Or what wine to pair with it? Maybe you just love turkey dinners with all the trimmings. Or a great night out with friends. Maybe you are ready for a fun night out finally after all the Election Day angst. We are pretty confident this dinner will get… Continue Reading

July Corkside Wine Salon: Act (and Drink Wine) Naturally

July 21st Wine Salon: Act (and Drink Wine) Naturally Orange Lawn Tennis Club, South Orange, NJ. 6PM to 9PM Join us for the July wine salon and taste and learn about organic, natural and biodynamic wines, and what defines them as such. One spoiler: just because they’re organic doesn’t mean they aren’t good or that… Continue Reading

April 21 Corkside Wine Salon Night: Run For The Rosés

Corkside Wine Club, the collaboration between Krug Catering at Orange Lawn and Hank Zona of The Grapes Unwrapped welcome you to join us on April 21 from 7 to 10PM at The Club at Orange Lawn for our first of we hope many monthly wine salons. So what is this salon thing all about? Not about having your hair… Continue Reading

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