CoolVines currently in Princeton and Westfield is a wine retailer that focuses on the boutique wine market with an emphasis on showcasing wines from small producers. Mark Censits founder and CEO of CoolVines and his team, personally scout out distributors and importers that specialize in this niche market — avoiding wines that are mass marketed and produced. Though the occasional heavily branded wine like Kendall Jackson or big ticket cult wine appears on the shelf; emphasizing there’s a wine for everyone, most of CoolVines shelves are stocked with wines that are not as broadly marketed.
“We don’t expect our customers to More >
And so the story goes: St. Germain is a French artisanal liqueur, created by Cooper Spirits; made with handpicked elderflower blossoms by Frenchmen that gather the blossoms at the foot of The Alps. And if that isn’t charming enough, these same Frenchmen then re mount their bikes and bring it to market; all done in a judicious manner to preserve the precious essence of the delicate flowers and to create a very intriguing elixir.
The floral liqueur is a favorite among many bartenders because it mixes so well with other ingredients; served at top restaurants in New York City and The Hamptons- More >
With the holidays quickly approaching, what better way to start the festivities off than by serving a wine that is light, sparkling and elegant-California sparkling wine. A certain few group of California wine makers are now producing sparklers that are elegant enough to please even the most diehard sparkling wine or even Champagne lover. The right sparkling wine, not too rich, is a perfect pairing with appetizers, main course or even dessert.
Spotlight: Iron Horse Sparkling Wines for Thanksgiving
Iron Horse Green Valley Classic Vintage Brut 2005-produced in the traditional method. A truly elegant blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Aged on the More >
The holidays are right around the corner and its time to get cracking. And when I mean cracking, I mean not only the champagne, but time to put pen to paper and make your list of who gets what. All the people you deal with, from your psychiatrist to mechanic are deserving of a little bottle of joy this season. Not only does giving make you look good, it makes the recipient feel even better.
Here’s a list designed by famed sommielier, Natalie MacLean (thanks Nat) aimed to match the wine gift to the personality:
1. Hairdresser: For the person who combines More >