We are excited to have Marta joining us at Cork. We will be sampling a few of her great wines and hope you will join us!
From grapes harvested at their perfect degree of ripeness, hand picked, in boxes of 25 kilos. From the vineyards in the Salnés Valley. Stemmed grape soft pressed and, following a light debourbage, the must ferments spontaneously in stainless steel tanks where they subsequently rest and stabilize until bottled.
Tasting: Straw yellow with greenish iridescence, with a highly expressive nose, marked by its varietal origin, where ripe fruit and citric fruits are noted ...
Very elegant on the mouth and well-structured, reminiscent of fresh fruit ... with a long, marked finish.
Tasting: Ruby red, well-covered, with a young, bright appearance. Clean on the nose, with no faults, fruity aromas particular to the variety, and reminiscences of minerals. Good finish in the mouth, silky, unctuous, with a solid structure (despite being a young wine), a very well-balanced acidity and good aftertaste.
Pairing: Tender meats, white meats, roast poultry, tender casseroles, fish stews and octopus
CASA's 12th Annual Wine Tasting and Hudson County's largest wine tasting event returns this year on Friday, March 23rd at Maritime Parc in Jersey City.
This exciting new location offers a beautiful view as guests can enjoy wine samples selected by Cork Wine & Spirits. All proceeds will directly benefit the foster children of Hudson County.
The night will include food and wine samples as well as a silent auction, ring toss, and introduction of this year's CASA honorees, Noreen McTamney and Diane Rosenshein.
Tickets are on sale now at the link below!
Join us Friday and Saturday afternoons for our Riesling Tasting. We will be sampling wines from Germany, France, and Oregon.
Riesling is a white grape varietal indigenous to the Rhine region of Germany. It is a light skinned and aromatic grape and is commonly thought to be one of the world’s finest white grape varietals along with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The variety is widely planted in Germany, but is also grown in California, Oregon and Washington State, the Alsace region of France, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. And New York's Finger Lakes.
Riesling is known for it’s expressive and alluring bouquet, which suggests flowers, green apples, grapefruit, peach, and honeysuckle blossoms. While many associate Riesling with sweet wine, it actually produces a wide array of wines ranging from dry and complex to very sweet.
Its naturally high acidity gives it a fresh, crisp taste, and even the sweeter styles are not too thick or syrupy. Riesling is affected by the climate and soil, or the terroir, of the region in which it is grown. For example Californian Rieslings tend to be drier and softer and may have a melon-like taste, while German Rieslings are generally sweeter, more tart, with a peach, apricot, or grapefruit flavor.
Because of its balance of acidity and sugar, Riesling is considered a versatile and food friendly wine.
Dry Riesling is an ideal wine for pairing with seafood like lobster, oysters, or battered fish. It also complements chicken, pork, and light pastas, as well as vegetarian dishes. Sweeter and off-dry varieties go well with slightly sweeter food such as sweet barbeque sauces and fruit chutneys, and vegetables like corn, yams, turnips, and parsnips. The sweeter Rieslings make an excellent match for many Indian and Chinese dishes as well.
Both varieties of Riesling are great with duck, goose, turkey, game birds, ham, sausage, and cold cuts, as well as spices like cinnamon, clove, ginger, cumin, and curry.
Ancient Grape Varietals
In the North, the focus is on red wines, with the best vineyards found at higher elevations (over 250 m / 1,000 ft).
For example, on the slopes of Mount Olympus, the region Rapsani is where you’ll find bush vines of Xinomavro, Krasato, and Stavroto growing on schist soils. Wines from here are usually blends, with a dominance of Xinomavro and spicy flavors of raspberry, anise, fennel, cherry, and occasionally olive or tomato with tannins that build slowly (but surely!) on the palate. This area is kind of like the mountainous Rhône of Greece, which means the wines from here are ideal for Rhône blend lovers.
Xinomavro from Naoussa
Rapsani from the Southern Slopes of Mount Olympus
We are excited to be tasting some of the Skunktown's favorites:
We hand pick our potatoes to ensure nothing but the best in our Vodka, from the start Our Vodka receives close attention and the highest scrutiny at each step to ensure a clean, smooth vodka every time.
Best served: Over Ice with lemon, With Cranberry
We love heat! So we added to our garden, the world's hottest pepper. It's an "obvious" next step to throw a Carolina Reaper into our vodka so you can fire up your night!
But be careful, this one has just enough heat that you don't realize you're even drinking alcohol.
Best served: In a Bloody Mary, With coconut water and olive garnish
Why fight to make a drink that masks off-flavors of poor rum when you can start with clean smooth rum.
That was our focus for our silver rum – providing the rum bite that is pleasurable in a drink while complementing your drinks ingredients.
Best served: Rum & Coke, Mojitos, Daiquiris
It's hard to top a nice rum-based refreshment with friends. So our very next focus was delivering a warm, earthy rum to enjoy.
Complex notes throughout with an oak backing to the entire taste; it's easy to understand why many regard our Oaked Rum as very whiskey-like.
Best served: Neat, Dark & Stormy
Apple Pie Moonshine
Apples, Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Brown Sugar and high proof moonshine, hand blended to deliver some of the best and highest proof Apple Pie Moonshine available on a store shelf.
Best served: Skunktown Mule (Moonshine and ginger beer), neat or over vanilla ice cream!
CASA's wine tasting is its largest fundraiser each year and Hudson County's largest wine tasting event. Guests enjoy sampling wines from around the world, as well as premium spirits in the VIP room.
A cork pull and delicious foods and desserts are also available. The silent auction offers exciting items for bidding such as getaways, one of a kind experiences, and Broadway shows.
Early bird tickets are now available for purchase until January 31st.
We have partnered with a few of our favorite local businesses to bring you Flowers, Chocolates, and more great gifts. Stop in tomorrow and Sunday for the next two weekends and pick out a few treats for your favorite "Valentine".
We have partnered with a couple of our favorite local businesses to bring you Flowers, Chocolates, and more great gifts. Stop in Saturday and Sunday for the next two weekends and pick out a few treats for your favorite "Valentine".
Cork Holiday Bazaar!
Come visit Cork this weekend. We have invited a few of our favorite local businesses to set up shop in our store enabling you the opportunity to do some holiday shopping while also sampling a few of our favorite wines.
We are excited to have the following vendors on site with us this weekend beginning both days at 1pm.
Chrstina's studio can be found in the Monroe Center. She will have a variety of items for sell both days.
We are excited to partner with the Social Networking Committee & Taylor Management for tonights Fall Social Soiree.
See you on the roof top!
We are thrilled to partner with the United Synagogue of Hoboken in a Pre-Passover Wine Tasting event.
Light refreshments will be served. Discount offered for wine purchased at the tasting.
Hudson County CASA's 10th Annual Wine Tasting is approaching!
Come celebrate with us Friday, April 8 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM at Batello
at the Newport Waterfront, Jersey City.
Enjoy sampling more than 90 wines selected by Cork accompanied by delicious food and desserts. The night will also include a VIP tasting of premium wines and spirits, an exciting silent auction, a cork pull, free valet parking, music by DJ RAJ, and much more!
We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions about the event, feel free to click here or contact the CASA office at (201) 795-9855.
We are excited to partner with Katherine Cano, PT DPT at the Hoboken Business Center 50 Harrison Street Suite 316 to get together and sample wines.
In addition, Katherine will be in our store the weekend of March 26 & 27th. We hope you will join us at one or both events.
Dr. Katherine Cano is a highly motivated and dynamic Doctor of Physical Therapy with a wealth of experience in orthopedic physical therapy. Dr. Cano's unique approach to patient care includes combining skilled manual care with alternative therapies inspired by myofascial release techniques tailored to fit each patient’s needs; techniques such as cupping, dry needling, gua-sha and yoga. Patient education is very important to Dr. Cano, and she works one-on-one to help patients understand their condition and feel empowered throughout their recovery. Dr. Cano has a special interest in Sports Rehabilitation. To add to her multifaceted variety of expertise and experience, Dr. Cano plans to pursue Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), along with furthering her studies in the Sports and Women’s Health field.
Dr. Cano graduated from William Paterson University with a degree in Biology, and then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Seton Hall University. Dr. Cano was a co-researcher on an important project involving extensive research in the areas of spinal cord injury and bone mineral density.
Sports, travel and food are Dr. Cano's favorite hobbies! An athlete at heart, she grew up pursuing basketball, softball, and competitive cheerleading. Constantly active, Dr. Cano loves all fitness activities, especially CrossFit and aerial yoga. Her passion for food means you’ll often find her exploring new restaurants near and far. Dr. Cano can talk to you all day about traveling, food and her Pitbull rescue named Mason.
We are excited to have Clemence Fabre owner and winemaker of Chateau de Luc with us on the afternoon of Saturday, March 26th. Come learn more about this amazing French Wine.
We are pleased to host Joe Epstein at Cork next weekend. We will be tasting French Wine and Joe will have on display several of his works of art.
Joe Epstein's Biography
JOE EPSTEIN IS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER BASED OUT OF HOBOKEN, NJ. JOE’S EXPERTISE INCLUDES COMMERCIAL, PORTRAITURE AND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY. FOCUSING FIRST IN THE FIELD OF PHOTOJOURNALISM, JOE HAS BEEN WORKING AS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER SINCE 1985. AT THE STAR LEDGER THE LARGEST DAILY NEWSPAPER IN NEW JERSEY, JOE WON SEVERAL INDUSTRY AWARDS AND IN 2005, WAS A MEMBER OF THE STAFF THAT WAS AWARDED THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR BREAKING NEWS.
JOE’S WORK HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, AND WEBSITES AROUND THE WORLD, APPEARING IN SUCH PUBLICATIONS AS: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, NEWSDAY, THE INQUIRER, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, OT WEEK, WEBSITES OF: USA TODAY, MSNBC, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE NEW YORK TIMES, AND ON THE COVER OF EXCEPTIONAL PARENT. THROUGH JOE’S VOLUNTEER BOTH AS A COACH AND A PHOTOGRAPHER WITH THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF NEW JERSEY, JOE’S PHOTOGRAPHS APPEARED ON THE COVERS OF SEVERAL LIMITED EDITION BOXES OF GENERAL MILLS’ CEREALS; TEAM CHEERIOS, GOLDEN GRAHAMS AND WHEATIES.
IN 2009, JOE BROADENED HIS CONCENTRATION TO INCLUDE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY ALONG WITH PORTRAITURE AND COMMERCIAL WORK. JOE’S WORK HAS BEEN DISPLAYED IN LOCAL HOBOKEN GALLERIES AND FINE ART SHOWS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY. JOE HAS TRAVELLED GLOBALLY INCLUDING RURAL VILLAGES OF GHANA, GAME PRESERVES OF KENYA, REMOTE REGIONS OF THE AMAZON RAINFOREST IN BRAZIL, AS WELL AS THE OUTBACK AND GREAT BARRIER REEF IN AUSTRALIA FROM THE PRISTINE BEACHES OF TURKS AND CAICOS AND BALI, TO ALASKA AND FLORIDA AND MANY, MANY PLACES IN BETWEEN.
Experience a unique opportunity to learn about food pairings and Italian wine varietals. Otto STRADA will be preparing a 4-course sit down dinner including many of their signature dishes. We will be providing a wine tasting to accompany the Italian cuisine.
OTTO STRADA is Italian cooking at its finest; simple foods made with high-quality ingredients in a wood burning brick oven. Their Chefs are bringing the same foods they watched their Nonnas make at home to OTTO STRADA's kitchen. And as always with Italian cooking, there is an emphasis on living life to its absolute fullest!
Baby Boot Camp is an innovative fitness program that helps moms regain or enhance pre-pregnancy fitness levels and meet the physical challenges of parenting by emphasizing strength training in a supportive environment.
Hoboken Mom Karlene McLeod launched the Hoboken Baby Boot Camp. It’s a thrice-weekly, one-hour workout held in uptown Hoboken that’s stroller-based. Supervised by certified fitness professionals (McLeod herself is an ACE certified personal trainer), the workout is designed to allows parents to work out with their children. This spares them from having to get babysitters or make other arrangements just so they can get a workout in.
We have partnered with a couple of our favorite local businesses to bring you Flowers, Chocolates, and more. Stop in Saturday and Sunday to pick up a few treats for your favorite "Valentine".
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of food, friends, and fun!
Part cooking demonstration and part hands-on participation, this culinary event allows you to channel your inner sous chef under the direction of a trained culinary instructor. You will enjoy a complete meal, including homemade pasta and creme brulee. Grab our friends for a fun night out and sign up today!
$75 per person and includes all food & wine.
Seating is limited to 40 individuals so reserve your spot today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 917-576-7024
Join us for an Art Trunk Show and wine sampling. We are partnering with NYC Art Gallery, Lanyon 36 for the event.
They will have a variety of fine art and prints with a wide range of prices.
We look forward to seeing you Saturday the 12th!
Stop by Cork and enjoy sampling a few wines & variety of beers throughout the day!
We are excited to join Hudson Table and residents at Park & Garden for their first event on Tuesday, November 17th from 7PM-9PM. There will be a wine tasting, hor d'oeuvres provided by Hudson Table.
“Hudson Table was conceived with the local community in mind and a philosophy built around inspiring the inner-chef in all of us. Our charming culinary studio serves to foster an inviting and memorable experience shaped by an ongoing feedback loop between our team and our customers. We hope to see you in the kitchen!”
Cork Wines & Spirits
“Cork Wines & Spirits opened in Hoboken July 2014 and in Harrison December 2014. Both cities were in need of a fine wine shop to meet the palates of an amazing and knowledgeable crowd of wine enthusiasts. Not only do they love a delicious wine, but are willing to explore the vast ways that people extract this liquid from grapes. We have taken it upon ourselves to find winemakers who are interested in bringing their creations to New Jersey. The Wine Guys taste every wine that is in our stores, handpicking each item, making sure that our customers receive only the best. In addition, we encourage our customers to participate in our tasting panels adding their selections to our offering!”
We hope that you will be able to join us and we look forward to getting to know you all a little better and for you to mingle with your new neighbors and friends!
We are thrilled to partner with Vignaioli Selections in inviting you to our in store Fall Austrian Wine tasting. Sighardt Donnebaum and Paul Schandi are going to be present and will be sharing their wines from the Wachau regions.
The Wachau is one of the most beautiful and famous wine regions in the world, which is divided by the river Danube. It´s unique natural conditions produce great wines and give them their distinctive touch and taste. Wine has been grown in the Wachau since the days of the Celtics. Through thousand-year long weathering processes, a wine region of rare beauty emerged. Because of its soils formations and its own microclimate the Wachau differ from all other wine culture areas in Europe.