So how's that glass of Seyval Blanc I just poured you? What d'ya think of that Baco Noir? Care to purchase another bottle of Norton?  You've probably never heard these words, unless, perhaps, you live in New York's Hudson River Valley and you get out a bit. And if you want to expand your tastes and wine experience a bit, now that we're sequestered behind masks it's a great time! Sadly, Covid19 may keep you mostly at home, but you can still enjoy one of the great gifts of life: Wine. Of course, these days you can't really "get out" a bit, except to go to the pharmacy, grocery store or G*d forbid, the ER. But thankfully, wine, beer and…

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Visiting wineries is one of my favorite pastimes, and I suspect, since you're visiting this site, that it may be one of yours, too. Usually I go somewhat far from New Jersey to do that - Sonoma or Spain, Sicily or Sancerre. Yet right in my own backyard, or perhaps more correctly my front yard, there's a winery that is remarkably technologically advanced, but also fun, charming and beautiful. Especially if you live in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, a visit to Stoutridge Vineyard is well worth the trip. The current property of Stoutridge goes back to at least the mid 1800s, although it wasn't always a vineyard and winery - at times it's been a pig farm, autmobile…

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