Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Wine & Dine

It’s that time of the year again, when families both good and bad come together over an outrageous amount of food to discuss politics, relationship issues, finances and overall family gossip. I’ve learned over the years, the only way to survive those not so pleasant discussion topics is by savoring a good drink. A good wine can be a buffer, a way out or a reason not to talk at all because you’re just too busy sipping and nodding away. 

Last week, I co-sponsored a wine tasting event at Cobalt Loft’s fabulously decorated Denim Cafe. If you haven't seen the rustic amenity space, it's oozing with industrial glam! It features a long and inviting farm table complete with exposed rainfall-like lighting and blue mosaic tiles to die for! The space also has touches of modern design with its extra large island and ultra-white countertops. It's truly a nice space to host events! 

The event was also co-sponsored by Kearny BuyRite, a local wine & spirits store, Ding Food Market, a Korean and Japanese meal takeaway & grocery store, and Ah’Pizz, an Italian bar and restaurant near the Path. The purpose of the event was to prep for Thanksgiving by exploring and tasting wines and other spirits while eating deliciously inspired fall foods. And exploring and tasting is exactly what we did.

To my surprise, one of my favorites of the night was this delectable sparkling Moscato by Bartenura, an unfamiliar brand to me. Yet, throughout the night, I kept circling back by the Royal Wines vendors to keep sampling the delightful Rosé. Eventually, the lovely ladies gave me a big girl cup and sent me on my merry way. Another winner for me was from Starborough presented by a Gallo Wines rep. It was a light and bright Sauvignon Blanc that honestly could be paired with anything from fish to turkey to filet mignon. It was perfection in a glass! Other honorable mentions included a La Marca Prosecco & cocktails made with KHOR vodka!

All beverages paired nicely with the Turkey from Ding Foods and the array of Italian specialties from Ah'Pizz. In fact, Ah'Pizz had to keep refilling their trays because Cobalt Lofts residents couldn't get enough! It was honestly a great time and a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving vibes. Now, I need to get myself to Kearny Buyrite to see how much these wines are going to cost me this holiday season! 

Sam @SoHaJersey 

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