Thursday eve, May 4, 6:30 at the Cranbury Library
From Vine to Glass Touring the Fine Wines in New Jersey
As the sixth largest producer of wine in the United States, New Jersey boasts 55 commercial wineries and a growing number of wine-grape farms. And in the Dionysian Society blind tasting pitting the best wines of France and California vs. New Jersey – guess who took top honors? Wine author and hobby vintner Bart Jackson guides you around the Garden State’s wine offerings, explaining what grapes thrive in her four growing regions, and what winery events not to miss. (Opera & wine, anyone?) Bart also provides tips on selecting, tasting, and growing, as well as some of the best ways to launch your own wine trail explorations. All is presented with good humor and touches of history…(Do you know how many wineries in Burlington county were closed at the outset of Prohibition?) Come and discover the tasteful bounty growing all around us.
Bart Jackson, author of The Garden States Winery Guide, is a veteran advocate and explorer of New Jersey’s wine industry. Since 1995, he and his wife Lorraine have grown the grapes in their own hobby vineyard in Cranbury from which they joyfully press and produce their own Chateau Bonne Chance vintages. Bart is CEO of Prometheus Publishing, hosts The Art of the CEO radio show, and is the founder of The Prometheus Social Enterprise Awards, bringing the most inventive social contributors to light. His other books range from Whitewater – Running the Wild Rivers of North America to the bestselling CEO of Yourself – Getting Down to the Business of Your More Rewarding Life. As a globe-trotting journalist, Bart has carted his pen and curiosity and wine thirst through over 80 countries. His most prized writings are the poems penned to his bride Lorraine, which are published on the north wall of their Cranbury home.