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.
From Italy to California, taste the finest wines at Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge in North Ironbound.
Vegan diners will feel at home at Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge, a local favorite.
At Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge, you can watch the game on one of the TVs and browse a selection of wines.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge's outdoor patio seating.
For an eclectic twist on traditional dining, live music is often featured at Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge as well.
The bar can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation.
No need to dress to the nines here — Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
Just through the door at this bar, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge's diners can score a street parking spot just a short walk away.
Commute by bike to Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge and find easy bike parking.
Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge s moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge time and time again.
Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
The bar's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
When you're looking for a fun night out with your friends, be sure to check out the amazing bouquets at Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge.
With so many great combinations of flavors, you won't find a better variety of tapas than at Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge.
For simple Spanish recipes with flavor through the roof, the options at Mompou Tapas Bar and Lounge will put a smile on your face.
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.
Mead may be the ancestor of all fermented drink, but it's still new to many people. That's why Melovino Meadery wants to make the honey-based wine more accessible to the masses. The family-run company plans on doing just that by producing its mead with all-natural ingredients (think True Source Certified–honey) and by continuing to develop new styles, even though their repertoire will stand at more than a dozen by the end of 2014. During tours, visitors get to sample up to six different types of the centuries-old drink that Shakespeare liked to indulge in before writing about knife fights.
Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Third & Vine in Jersey City.
Third & Vine's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Safely and quickly park your car on the street at Third & Vine.