Monday, August 22, 2016

Pokemon Hunting with Store Manager David Rudd


Once again this past Friday, our friends at nj.com visited us at Joe Canal's in Woodbridge for a Live Facebook post for another installment of Drinks on Us featuring our Store Manager David Rudd.  This time he's grabbed onto the Pokémon Go craze and pulled a drink out of his mixologist mind called the Pikachu. This energizing cocktail will pep you up after a long workday. 

The Pikachu
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz peach schnapps
- 3 oz orange juice
- 1 1/2 oz Red Bull
- 1 oz grenadine
- 2 cherries

Combine the vodka, peach schnapps and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to chill. Strain into an iced highball, add grenadine and top with Red Bull. Garnish with two cherries and drink with a straw.
To "virgin-ize" it for the pint-sized Pokémon masters in your home, just remove the alcohol and Red Bull and add a splash of apple juice.

Visit our Woodbridge Facebook page and check out the whole video with David!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Weekend Wine Lineup

We have your weekend wines ready for you! 

Here's what's on the table in Lawrenceville on Friday from 4-6, and Saturday from 2-4.

Vandori - Prosecco DOCG
Sourced from Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, It is ideal as a meal opener but also throughout the whole meal. Especially indicated with fish courses or light summer courses in general.
Price: $14.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $10.97

Fioretti - Moscato D'Asti
A honey colored wine with aromas and flavors of ripe peaches and sweet apricot balanced with the perfect touch of acidity to keep the wine fresh and structured. A sweeter style wine that pairs well with spicy foods, cheeses or desserts.
Price: $13.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $10.97

Esa - Toscana
A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Sangiovese which delivers aromas and flavors of blackberries and dark cherries followed by leather, spices and a hint of cedar. This possesses a medium to full body with a velvety texture that ends with another layer of dark berries and spices.
Price: $19.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $15.97

Poggio Siresa - Amarone
An elegant wine with enticing aromas of black cherry, ripe plum and hints of mocha. The palate is full-bodied and concentrated with refined ripe dark fruit flavors balanced with spice and velvety tannins, which ends in a long finish. Enjoy with rich meats, game dishes or pasts with meat sauce.
Price: $59.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $49.97

And in Woodbridge, our Wine Manager has selected the following four wines for you to sample free! Join us Friday from 4-6 and Saturday 1-3.

Green House - Sauvignon Blanc
Green House is pale straw in color with green highlights. Citrus fruits jump out of the glass, with aromas of lime, grapefruit and tropical fruit mingling with a hint of freshly cut grass. The palate is crisp, with mouthwatering acidity and flavors of lemon, lime, grapefruit and pineapple. Pair with shellfish, white fish or salad.
Price: $11.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $6.97

Il Prescelto - Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Young and vibrant with fruity aromas of ripe blackberry and hints of liquorice. Medium-bodied with balanced ripe dark fruits and velvety tannins. Enjoy by the glass, or pair with red meats or grilled vegetables.
Price: $13.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $7.97

Vandori - Prosecco DOCG
Sourced from Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, It is ideal as a meal opener but also throughout the whole meal. Especially indicated with fish courses or light summer courses in general.
Price: $14.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $10.97

Root 1 - Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep garnet in color with bright reflections. Aromas of ripe berries, cassis, plum and dark cherry, followed by light toast notes. Juicy red berry and mocha flavors with a full-bodied structure, balanced by smooth tannins and a lengthy finish.
Price: $10.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $9.49

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Our Pumpkin Patch is Growing...


As the temperatures reach record highs this week, our beer delivery trucks are chock full of autumn favorites!  We know it's early, but stock up soon because these go fast!

New products just in:

Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale
A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.  Punkin Ale is named after the seriously off-centered southern Delaware extravaganza Punkin Chunkin. In fact, Punkin Ale made its debut as it claimed first prize in the 1994 Punkin Chunkin Recipe Contest. Yes, that was a full 6 months before we even opened our doors for business!  Punkin Chunkin has grown in size and scale, with pumpkins now being hurled more than 4,000 feet through the air! If you come down to see if for yourself, drop by and visit us.  7% ABV

Southern Tier PumkingAll Hallow's Eve is a time of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent.  It is thought that we harness this magic to brew our powerful pumpkin ale.  Not so, but it is with great respect to the magic of their trade that our brewers produce this fine beer.  Take a whiff of this complex ale and your journey has just begun.  At first sip, a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds, yet another victim enraptured by the Pumking.  8.6% ABV

Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin AleEarly American colonists, seeking natural ingredients for brewing ales, turned to pumpkins, which were plentiful, flavorful and nutritious. Blended with barley malt, pumpkins became a commonly used beer ingredient. Post Road Pumpkin Ale brings back this tasty tradition. Hundreds of pounds of pumpkins are blended into the mash of each batch, creating a beer with an orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, biscuity malt center, and crisp finish. 5% ABV

River Horse Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial PumpkinAle brewed with pumpkin, molasses, and a variety of hand-crushed, whole spices set up an impressive aroma and well balanced taste.  8.5% ABV

Monday, August 15, 2016

Still in the Summertime Spirit



We seem to be stuck in this heat and humidity for at least a few more days, so why don't you stop in and pick up some of these newer spirits to add to your blender for a refreshing frozen treat?
Bacardi GrapefruitBACARDÍ® GRAPEFRUIT Flavored Rum is infused with pink grapefruit flavors to create a semi-sweet, citrus taste. Pair BACARDÍ Grapefruit with pink lemonade for a refreshing and delicious shot drink, or use it to add a new grapefruit twist to old classics like the Mojito and Mule.

New Amsterdam Pineapple VodkaNew Amsterdam® Pineapple vodka stays crisp and fresh under situations of extreme pressure, like doing the limbo. For the weekend, try our pineapple-flavored vodka.

Try these recipes to delight your adult guests at your next BBQ!

Bacardi Citrus Punch
 
1 part Bacardi Grapefruit
1part Bacardi Limon
2 parts orange juice
1 part grapefruit juice
2 lime wedges

Pour all ingredients into a serving glass filled with ice. Squeeze lime wedges into drink. Stir with a bar spoon and garnish with an orange slice.
 
Pineapple Chi Chi
 
1 oz New Amsterdam Pineapple Vodka
1/2 oz Coconut Rum
3/4 oz Lime juice
4 oz pineapple juice
 
Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.  Strain into a highball glass full of ice and garnish with a pineapple wedge and a sprig of mint.
 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Wild & Crazy Weekend!

Join us this weekend at our Woodbridge and Lawrenceville locations for a great time!

Visit our events page at Woodbridge or our events page at Lawrenceville for full information!

Here are the wines we're pouring for you this weekend at Woodbridge!  Also sampling on Friday will be our friends at Magic Hat and their awesome craft beer.

Block 478 Pinot Noir
Medium-bodied wine with both sweet and savory notes, plenty of fruit-forward flavor, and a degree of finesse that proclaims, "Special occasion!"
100% Pinot Noir. Aromas & Flavors:  Savory, Sandalwood, Cedar, Red Cherry and Assorted Red Berries.
Regular Price: $16.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $12.96

Block 478 Chardonnay
The Santa Barbara County Chardonnay was picked early to get the acidity and excellent citrus and honey flavors. We wanted to keep as much of the fruit flavors as possible so the wine has only received a little bit of malolactic fermentation and no oak. The wine has such a rich mouth feel we didn't think it was necessary to try and add anything to distract from the natural acid, fruit and round quality of the wine.
Regular Price: $15.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $11.96

Viamora Pinot Grigio
Straw yellow in color with a pleasing bouquet of tree fruits, wild flowers and acacia. The light-bodied palate is straight forward and simple showing hints of citrus, tree fruit and mineral notes. Enjoy on its own, or serve with seafood, salads or poultry dishes.
Regular Price: $10.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $6.77

Chateau la Terriere - Beaujolais Villages
A deep garnet with purple highlights . Expressive nose, featuring pretty fresh red fruits and violets.  Fruit forward with beautiful freshness and lively, supple tannins and a slightly spicy finish. A very friendly wine.
Regular Price: $14.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $11.96

And at Lawrenceville, we've got a whole lot happening!  On Friday, we'll be pouring the following wines:

Block 478 Cabernet Sauvignon
Medium-bodied wine with both sweet and savory notes, plenty of fruit-forward flavor, and a degree of finesse that proclaims, "Special occasion!"
100% Pinot Noir. Aromas & Flavors:  Savory, Sandalwood, Cedar, Red Cherry and Assorted Red Berries.
Regular Price: $22.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $15.96
Rombauer Chardonnay
Enticing aromas of bright citrus and melon are layered with spice, vanilla and a touch of butter. Vibrant flavors of mango and guava meld with vanilla and soft spice on the creamy, rich palate. The finish is juicy and satisfying with refreshing acidity that makes you crave another sip.
Regular Price: $33.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $29.99
Viamora Pinot Grigio
Straw yellow in color with a pleasing bouquet of tree fruits, wild flowers and acacia. The light-bodied palate is straight forward and simple showing hints of citrus, tree fruit and mineral notes. Enjoy on its own, or serve with seafood, salads or poultry dishes.
Regular Price: $10.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $6.77
Chateau la Terriere - Beaujolais Villages
A deep garnet with purple highlights . Expressive nose, featuring pretty fresh red fruits and violets.  Fruit forward with beautiful freshness and lively, supple tannins and a slightly spicy finish. A very friendly wine.
Regular Price: $14.99 / Bottle Club® Price: $11.96
And don't miss out on the festivities on Saturday, beginning at 9am with a special tapping of Sunday Morning Stout for a limited amount of growler fills!  We'll also be sampling Heineken and Kir Rose cocktails, beginning at noon, and from 1pm - 3pm WPST will be here broadcasting live!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New Sprit Offerings to Get Your Party Started!

Here are three products that are new to our shelves that you won't want to miss out on! 

Tryst Vodka
Distilled 6 times from American grain. Tryst Vodka has exceptional smoothness wiith clean aromas and a hint of sweetness in the finish. Serve ice cold. It's also ideal for extraordinary cocktails. Tryst Vodka is a value when compared to Grey Goose, Ciroc, Belvedere, etc.  It is great in a Vodka Tonic, Bloody Mary, or any cocktail that calls for vodka.

Casamigos Reposado Tequila
Longtime friends George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman love tequila. On the rocks, by the shot, at times, straight from the bottle. Tequila-filled nights with friends is how Casamigos was born. Our idea was to make the best-tasting, smoothest tequila whose taste didn’t have to be covered up with salt or lime. So we did. The tequila was made just for us. We worked on the creation of Casamigos with our master distiller in Jalisco, Mexico for years, and held many blind tastings until we knew we got it right. We’ve been drinking our tequila with friends and family for over five years now. It was never intended to be released to the public. It’s all we serve at our homes in Mexico, so it’s literally our house tequila. We are delighted that consumers and tequila connoisseurs alike enjoy our award-winning spirit. This is quality you can taste, so raise a glass with our award-winning spirit.

Casamigos is a small batch, ultra premium tequila made from the finest, hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, grown in the rich red clay and cool climate of the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.  Aged for 7 months. Soft, slightly oaky with hints of caramel and cocoa. It has a silky texture with a medium to long smooth finish.

Fireball FireBox
With its fiery cinnamon kick and smooth whisky finish, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky offers a perfect shot experience, and it's the perfect way to get revved up for a night out. But, as you'll discover, there's more than one way to enjoy Fireball Cinnamon Whisky.

Now available in the 3.5L Firebox that contains two 1.75L pouches! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Explore Your Craft Options

 
We're always getting new and interesting craft beer deliveries!  Check out the following beers that were just delivered within the last few days. 
 
Henry's Hard Cherry Cola
Gone are the days of going hard.  Here are the days of going hard-ish. Henry's is a delicious adult beverage made with natural flavors, alcohol, and real cane sugar.  And just the right amount of each, because hey, we know you have stuff to do tomorrow.  It’s time to raise a little heck with Henry’s Hard Cherry Cola. We created a classic cherry cola flavor with a hint of almond taste for that subtly sweet refreshment you love. Then we made it hard-ish for you to enjoy whenever you’re looking to kick back with a little kick back.  4.2% ABV 

Terrapin HI-10 Mango Habanero Double IPASurf’s up with our “HI-10” Mango Habanero Double IPA. With citra waves for days, and just enough heat to make you sweat, our big and juicy DIPA has plenty of kick to keep you barreled from start to finish.  9.3% ABV
 
Victory Festbier (LV only)Marzen/Oktoberfest
Friendship and camaraderie: the two keys to any festive event. And then there’s the beer. It should be full-bodied, yet infinitely smooth. Seductively malty, with a kiss of the hops for balance. This is our Festbier. Painstakingly crafted from German malts, decoction brewed for full flavor and carefully aged for depth of character. Gather with your friends for a festive moment of Victory!  5.6% ABV
 
Victory Berliner Wiesse (Blackboard Series - LV Only)We’re excited to bring you the series in adventurous and unique beers –the Blackboard Series. Combining our award winning brewing techniques along side the deliciously fresh ingredients we are known for, we bring you four new rotating “special” brews available on draft, with two of them also available in bottles throughout our distribution footprint. We invite you to taste what our brewers are cooking up!  5.2% ABV
 
Stillwater Classique (WB Only)A postmodern deconstruction of the American industrial lager made with naughty ingredients like corn and rice, completed with pilsner malt and lots of your favorite old-school American hops and farmhouse ale yeast.. "your Grandfather's new beer".  4.5% ABV