Las cosas claras y el chocolate espeso. (Ideas should be clear and chocolate thick.) ~ Spanish proverb
I like this Spanish proverb very much, not in small part because it makes me think of wine. I’ll explain briefly: chocolate comes from cocoa beans, which originated in the Americas. Spaniards, as the main European colonizers of the region, brought back the beans to Spain, where to this day they are celebrated in a thick, rich, creamy drink. One could argue that colonial trade, in fact, made wine better — previously, wine and ale were the only real drinks that were potable and storable, thus without much competition. European trade with places like the Americas and Arabia, though, brought a world of new beverages into play, like tea, coffee, and voluptuously delicious hot chocolate. Wine making had to be stepped up, so to speak, if wine were still to be a contender for the table.
This July, in celebration of both Old and New Worlds, of combining history and current times, of blending everything indulgent into one glass, Vintner’s Circle Hackettstown is throwing a special event. We invite you to join us July 15 for our “Taste the Experience: Sweet Indulgence Collection“, where we will be showcasing specialty limited edition wines, in honor of the release of Chocolate Raspberry Port, Okanagan Peach Ice Wine, and Blackberry Port.
The night will feature a four-course dinner, with each plate paired with a delicious wine carefully handcrafted in our wine making shop. Lovely David’s Country Inn, located on Main Street in Hackettstown, will be hosting the event, with live piano music from Thom Schepis to round out the evening’s experience.
Don’t miss out on this very special night! Tickets are limited, so purchase yours today. Share your love of wine, food, and a world of sweet indulgences at our Taste the Experience event.
UPDATE, June 18: Vintner’s Circle Dickson City will also be throwing a Taste the Experience: Sweet Indulgence Collection event! The special night, with a decadent four-course dinner and specialty wine pairings, will take place at the beautiful Nichols Village Hotel & Spa on Wednesday, July 21. Tickets are $50 a person, and must be purchased in advance. Get yours today!