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  • Author: Chad Umansky, local, New Jersey, Spirits, wine
  • The Spirits of New Jersey

    The Spirits of New Jersey

    New Jersey is experiencing a boom in the craft distillery business, with artisan distilleries turning out vodkas, bourbons, rums and moonshine at a record pace. This boost comes after a law passed in 2013 that lowered the cost of an artisan distiller permit from $12,500 per year to $938 per year for up to 20,000 gallons or about 640 barrels. This significant drop in price has allowed craft distilleries to pop up all over the state from Camden (Cooper River Distillers) to Fairfield (Claremont Distillery) and join the small batch producers of Jersey-made wine and beer in making a name for themselves in the spirits market. ...

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  • Author: Chad Umansky, beer, craft beer
  • The Great Pumpkin Race: Fall Beers To Try [2016 Edition]

    The Great Pumpkin Race: Fall Beers To Try [2016 Edition]

    We know, we know... you're still trying to hold on to those last few summer beach days and you're being bombarded by pumpkin-spice lattes and Halloween decorations. While we're not fans of pumpkin spice and everything nice emerging well ahead of the unofficial start of fall, we can make an exception for pumpkin beers, one of the hottest beer categories in the craft movement. The majority of pumpkin beers are released to stores during the last week of August, which means in order to get it brewed, bottled, and shipped to your favorite store, it was made sometime in the...

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  • Author: Chad Umansky, rose wine, white wine, wine
  • 6 Wines to Drink this Summer

    6 Wines to Drink this Summer

    There's nothing like a chilled glass of wine at the end of a hot summer day. A good summer wine should be light and crisp to refresh you in the hot weather, but it should also be versatile enough to be brought to the beach or enjoyed with grilled fished or BBQ. Vinho verde and rose wines are the stars this summer, shining bright above the rest for their crisp, refreshing taste and wallet-friendly price points. Vinho Verde, a Portuguese white blend that is crisp and clean with just a touch of bubbly, is a perfect summer wine. If you...

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  • Author: Chad Umansky, Cocktails, recipe, summer
  • Cocktail Recipe: Summer Olympics cocktail!

    Cocktail Recipe: Summer Olympics cocktail!

    The Olympic Games are coming up in August and you've got to have something cool and easy to go down while watching the games. The Olympic Passion cocktail, made to look like the torch, is made with Brazilian spirits such as the Organic Cuca Cachaca (A Brazilian White Rum) and Passoa, Passion Fruit Liqueur. This easy drinking cocktail is the perfect way to cool off and enjoy the games. If you are having friends and family over to watch the game, just increase the amounts and make a pitcher sized serving fit for a crowd. WHAT YOU NEED 1 Bottle...

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