Beer, Wine & Spirits in Toms River

Fall Harvest Festival for Two, Four, or Six at Unionville Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Unionville Vineyards

East Amwell

$40 $19

Grape stomping, tastings of eight Unionville wines, vineyard walks, talks by industry leaders, and winery tours; live music from two bands

Wine and Chocolate Tasting with Souvenir Glasses for Two or Four at Old York Cellars (Up to 53% Off)

Old York Cellars

East Amwell

$20 $10

Sample six wines and pair them with chocolates designed to complement wine

Wine Tasting with Cheese-Pairing Presentation for Two or Four at Crossing Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Crossing Vineyards

Washington Crossing

$40 $20.90

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Wine pro shows guests how to bring out the flavors of specific wines and assorted cheeses during a presentation in a historic vineyard

Wine Tasting with Cheese and Chocolate for Two or Four at Plagido's Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Plagido's Winery

Hammonton

$24 $12

Guests sip wine samples made from New Jersey-grown grapes at scenic, seven-year-old family vineyard and winery

Admission for Two or Four to the Running of the Santas Pub Crawl in Atlantic City on December 6 (50% Off)

Running of the Santas

Tropicana Casino and Resort

$40 $20

The Running of the Santas pub crawl, a nationwide event, concludes with a huge North Pole party

Winery Tour, Wine Tasting, and Restaurant Fare for Two or Four at Renault Winery Resort & Golf (Up to 56% Off)

Renault Winery Resort & Golf

Galloway

$48 $24

Explore the vineyards & barrel rooms before tasting five estate wines; dine on Italian food, steaks, seafood & more at Joseph’s Restaurant

Beer Tasting with Shared Appetizers for Two or Four at Harper's Pub (Up to 54% Off)

Harper's Pub

Clementon

$40 $20

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Appetizers such as chicken quesadillas and french fries complement a tasting of four beers

Wine Tasting with Wine Glasses for Two or Four at Staten Island Winery (Half Off)

Staten Island Winery

Travis

$30 $15

From 6–9 p.m., guests sample four different wines and take home a wine glass

Shortbread and Wine for Two or Four, or Carry-Out Shortbread at Two Moon Art House and Cafe (Up to 43% Off)

Two Moon Art House and Cafe

Park Slope

$30 $18

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House-baked shortbread flavors include honey wheat and rosemary sea salt; samplers also include glasses of wine

Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two or Four with Optional Tour at Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars (Up to 54% Off

Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

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Sample five varietals of wines paired with Di Bruno Bros. cheeses and learn about the winemaking process

Winery Tour for Two or Four with Tasting, Cheese Tray, and Souvenir Glasses at Cape May Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Cape May Winery

Cape May

$40 $20

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the wine-making process, then enjoy a cheese tray paired with wine tastings straight from oak barrels

Xtoberfest 2014 for One or Two at Xfinity Live – Philadelphia on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 48% Off)

Xtoberfest 2014

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia

$52.50 $29

100+ breweries provide complimentary samples of 200+ craft beers with games, prizes, and much more!

Wine Tasting for Four or Two with Keepsake Wine Glasses at Peddler's Village Tasting Room (Up to 50% Off)

Peddler's Village Tasting Room

Lahaska

$48 $24

Sample seasonal wine in the impossibly quaint Peddler's Village winery

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Wagonhouse Winery (50% Off)

Wagonhouse Winery

South Harrison

$34 $17

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Sample all 12 Wagonhouse wines during a tasting that includes souvenir glasses, Cherry Grove Farm cheeses, and truffles from Sweet Mary's

Take a Scenic Hike to Pick Apples and Taste Wines. Transportation Included

Hiking, Apple-Picking, and Wine-Tasting

Chelsea

$119 $119

Hike in the Hudson Valley and enjoy a picnic before picking apples at a local orchard and relaxing over award-winning wine at a vineyard

Hookah Session and Bottles of Beer or Cocktails for Two or Four at ESEX Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

ESEX Lounge

Richmond Hill

$30 $16

Nightclub-esque hookah lounge provides sleek, modern atmosphere as guests puff hookah and sip from a selection of more than 90 drinks

Date-Night Packages with Small Plates & Dessert Martinis at AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar (Up to 48% Off)

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar

New York

$92 $49

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Martinis mix chocolate with flavors such as raspberry and mint; imported cheeses complement plates of grilled shrimp and artichoke hearts

Italian Food and Drinks at Vitis La Vineria (50% Off). Two Options Available.

VITIS La Vineria

Gramercy Park

$60 $30

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Owner brings the taste and atmosphere of his native Italy to restaurant, whose menu offers salads, paninis, small plates, and desserts

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After graduating from Vassar College in 1997, vintner Tom Carroll Jr. continued his education in California, where he taught himself about viticulture and enology to achieve a lifelong dream of opening a winery. Three years later, he returned to his hometown to found Crossing Vineyards on a plot of land situated a short distance from George Washington’s Delaware River crossing. The winery mingles historic charm and pastoral surroundings with modern technologies, such as a sterile HVAC bottling system and solar-energy panels. Tom and his parents, also co-owners, built the facility around eco-friendly winemaking practices, such as composting waste and using cover crops, a technique that prevents topsoil erosion and helps vintners sing the young grapevines to sleep.

Crossing Vineyards' European-style wines have won more than 115 awards in both national and international competitions over the past 12 years. The winery offers tastings and wine-pairing classes in an onsite educational area and hosts an annual summer wine-and-music series on its sprawling, 15-acre property.

1853 Wrightstown Rd
Newtown,
PA
US

If it weren't for a pesky aphid, Renault Winery may never have existed. When parasitic bug wiped out much of Europe's grape crop, it forced master vintner Louis Nicholas Renault to move from France to the United States. He eventually settled in New Jersey, a state that boasts a similar climate to France and a similar accent to Parisians. Here, he cultivated American grapes that were unfettered by the insects, turning Renault Winery into a prize-winning establishment and eventually into a New Jersey historical site.

Today, the winery offers tours of its storied grounds, inviting visitors to peruse while sampling a wide variety of reds, whites, and champagne. The space also doubles as a popular wedding venue and even houses a golf course on site.

72 N Bremen Ave
Egg Harbor City,
NJ
US

Brooklyn Winery's team crafts small-batch, artisanal wines in Williamsburg?and if winemaking in an urban environment sounds odd to customers, they can always find out how it works during Tuesday winery tours. The tour guides walk groups through their entire process, from the moment the grapes arrive at the facility to when the cork goes in the final wine bottle, trapping the wine genie inside for good. Of course, the process varies from wine to wine. The team ages some vintages in stainless-steel containers, while the barrel-fermented riesling is aged, predictably, in oak barrels, an old-school technique that originated in prerefrigeration Germany. The result? A quirky riesling with hints of soapstone, mushroom, and honey.

The team doesn't just reclaim old German traditions, though. For their unpretentious 1,200-square-foot wine bar, they also reclaimed most of the building materials. In the cozy, unpretentious bar, visitors sip vintages pulled from wine racks that were once World War II ammo boxes; the walls, meanwhile, were barn wood in a past life, and the bar itself is made from old church pews, completing the aura of modernity rooted in history.

213 N 8th St.
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Armed with memories of his father's and grandfather's winepress, Dominick Chirichillo founded his wine school as a hobby in a basement cellar. Since he began crafting his own wines, he has won 47 medals from national American Wine Society competitions and established a proper winemaking school. During a series of classes, instructors guide students through all the stages of winemaking, from crushing grapes to prepping barrels, removing sediment, and softly singing to expedite fermentation. Students handle the same seasonal grapes—harvested from regions of California and Chile—that Chirichillo blends into more than 40 different varietals for sale by the bottle and case.

1540 Route 37 W
Toms River,
NJ
US

Hosted by the Lakewood BlueClaws, the Jersey Shore Wine Festival gives visitors to FirstEnergy Park a taste of the state's finest wineries for two fun-filled days. Guests aged 21 or older may sample the wares of merchants such as Ventimiglia Vineyards and Wagonhouse Winery, and kids carouse in a designated play area. The event also boasts food vendors, crafters, and artists who specialize in making mosaics out of nacho chips.

2 Stadium Way
Lakewood,
NJ
US

In 1955, Joseph and Margaret Gerard bought a liquor store near Lovelandtown Bridge in Point Pleasant, from which they sold spirits and wine to their community. Members of the same family still operate Gerard's Wine & Spirits today, but they distribute bottles across the country as well as locally. Staff members—all well-versed in the world of wine—curate an inventory of high-quality varietals. For a sampling of wines ranked highly by experts, check out bottles rated at 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator.

2310 Bridge Ave
Point Pleasant Boro,
NJ
US