Mike Beneduce, vineyard manager and winemaker of Beneduce Vineyards in Pittstown, has a lengthy and an impressive resume. Not only has he made numerous highly regarded wines, Beneduce is a Certified Sommelier under the Court of Master Sommeliers and served as chairman of the Garden State Wine Growers Association. Edible Jersey. Click to read more.
While the overall quality of New Jersey wine has improved greatly over the last decade, its sparkling wines are playing catch-up. Many producers—including top-tier labels like Unionville, Hawk Haven and Beneduce—have only recently begun releasing bottles of bubbly. NJ.com Click to read
There’s nothing quite like going to source: sipping that perfectly crisp Chardonnay amidst the rustic, rolling landscapes that brought it into being. Lonely Planet. Click to read.
New Jersey is known for a lot of things: oil refineries, The Sopranos, Bruce Springsteen and Snooki, not to mention as a place you pass through to get to Philadelphia or New York City. Historically, great wine has not been one of its claims to fame. Wine Enthusiast. Click to read.
If the passionate staff behind this Ringoes vineyard has anything to do with it, their bottles will be continue to top “best of “ lists in the state—and beyond. Edible Jersey. Click to read.
Dry, gamey, tart, dark-berry flavored, peppery, medium- to full-bodied, and dark in color, Syrah is a wine you’ll want to pair with beef, pork and lamb for sure, but it’s more versatile than simply a meat wine. Courier Post. Click to read.
Years ago, when the New York Cork Report was at its apex, the regional editors and I would gather late each year and taste a bunch of wines together to pick our wines of the year. Those were fun, intense tastings with lots of debate but almost always consensus. Cork Report. Click to read.
Sean Comninos, as much as anyone, symbolizes the lofty potential of East Coast winemaking. He’s young, having graduated with highest honors from the Wine School of Philadelphia in 2008. His background is diverse, having studied Marine Biology at the University of the Virgin Islands before traveling throughout Europe. Advisor. Click to read.