By: Michelle Vagnoni-Minko
100_0593I recently visited Tomasello Winery in beautiful Hammonton, New Jersey. Conveniently located on the White Horse Pike! It’s a great place to stop while going to and from Atlantic City. You can stop in for a tasting for just a few dollars, and a complimentary wine glass, and enjoy some of the delicious wines from South Jersey.
The weather is crisp and the holiday season is in the air, what better way, than to come home, curl up on your sofa, or by the fire, and have a glass of wine! If you’re a red wine drinker, I recommend some medium to full bodied reds. Try some of Tomasello’s 2006 Outer Coastal Plain Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a medium body red with hints of oak, chocolate, berry, and a little tart at the end. Pairs perfectly with a pasta dish, and table full of friends! Also, another one to try is the Outer Coastal Plain Sangiovese-Shiraz 2007. 70% Sangiovese and 30 % Shiraz, this wine picks up flavors of fruit and the full flavor of the Shiraz, it’s absolutely perfect with red meats and cheeses. If you’re a white wine lover, a must try is the Tomasello Atlantic County Niagara. This white wine tastes like a bowl of fresh grapes, with a sweet finish. Pairs wonderfully with fruits and desserts. Also, I really enjoyed the Outer Coastal Plain Dry Riesling 2008. This invigorating and crisp white wine is best served chilled with your favorite fish or chicken dish.
Tomasello also has some amazing dessert wines. Of course what is Thanksgiving without cranberry sauce? Well, try a glass of Tomasello Cranberry wine. It’s balance of fresh cranberries with some sweetness and tart, is delicious. It’s best served room temperature with your Thanksgiving feast! Also, one of my favorites was the Tomasello Blackberry wine. This wine is best served chilled and with your favorite desserts, like cheesecake, pumpkin pie, or holiday cookies. Made from 100% Marion blackberries, this wine is full-bodied, and fairly sweet , with robust flavors of blackberry. Put a bottle of this one out on your dessert table, and your guests will be pleasantly impressed! Feel free to pop in Tomasello Winery anytime you’re looking for a new place to try some yummy wine! These wines can be found where you purchase your local wines and spirits. And, if you cannot find them, please visit Cheers!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


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