Lots of wine tastings and dinners on the horizon –
At Princeton Corkscrew on Hulfish Street, there are regular tastings in the store from 5:00-8:00pm. April 20 brings Matt Cline from Three Wine Company of California, in a tasting of three old vines wines, and on April 29 they welcome Michel Fonne from Domaine Michel Fonne, Grand Cru Alsace, with special guest Luc Luyckx from Belgium of Chateau Fontaynes, Cahors.
Explore Pinot Noirs From Around the World on April 28 at Restaurant One 53 in Rocky Hill. Select hors d’oeuvres accompany this tasting, and I’ve noticed their tastings often sell out, since they only have room for 24. For information visit www.one53nj.com, to reserve, call 609-921-0153.
Cool Vines pairs up with Camillo’s Café at the Princeton Shopping Center on May 4. This dinner is comprised of five courses sourced from Abruzzo Italy (where my maternal grandfather was from!). The food will be paired with organic Jasci wines also from Abruzzo sourced by Sherbrooke Wines for CoolVines; a complete menu and on-line registration are available at www.coolvines.com. CoolVines also has regular in-store wine tastings, so be sure to check out the schedule on their website.
Meanwhile, over at the bucolic Hopewell Valley Vineyards, the weekend brings regular entertainment, and on June 5 there’s a special cocktail party to benefit Pennington Autism Lifetime Services, with a raffle of a week in a villa in Tuscany. Sweet!