True to its name, Just Grapes Lounge focuses on wines, with nearly 40 selections poured into the glass and as many as 7 different Sangria's always available. Microbrews, champagnes, and ports round out the lounge's full bar, complementing a Mediterranean-tinged tapas menu. Small plates, ranging from hummus and crostini to stuffed baked clams, are ideal for smothering appetites or boosting a tiny table's self-esteem. Six styles of rustic pizza artfully pair tomatoes with cheese, whereas molten fondue, served in a bread bowl, comes in varieties including gorgonzola and double-cream brie.
John Gizzi and Diann Greco, the American Wine Society–certified wine judges at Make Wine With Us, teach wine aficionados to create their own wines using grapes harvested in Californian and Chilean vineyards. At the start of the nine-month process (California grapes in the fall, Chile grapes in the spring), winemakers-to-be assemble with fellow enthusiasts to learn the intricacies of the trade. Patrons learn to crush and destem grapes in a machine called a crusher-destemmer, named after the device's favorite Germanic metal band. Following the crushing process, a hydraulic press forces juice into barrels, where it shall remain until the conclusion of its sweet, sweet metamorphosis.
At the end of the nine-month period, newly minted winemakers lean on family and friends to fill, cork, and custom-label the finished product. Budding vintners then tote home their vintages to share with family, friends, and robot butlers with built-in carafes.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Uncorked Wine Shop and Lounge in Totowa.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Uncorked Wine Shop and Lounge to grab a spot on the patio.
During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Uncorked Wine Shop and Lounge.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Uncorked Wine Shop and Lounge.
Swing by Julia's for your next meal in Ridgewood.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Julia's' happy hour.
Hop online in no time using Julia's' free wifi.
Expect to wait longer for weekday service as the after-work crowd tends to fill the restaurant.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Worried about finding parking? Don't fret! Julia's is located near plenty of options.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
We'll spare you the marketing. Our food is delicious, and we don't break the bank. It's that simple.
Small, sharable, Italian-style tapas inspire adventurous experiments in first-daters and longstanding partners. Baked veal meatball crostini, seared yellowfin tuna, or prosciutto with buffalo mozzarella pair well with wine selected from an Italian-only wine list.