A Pairing Perfect for Fall

The leaves are just starting to turn and even though the temperatures are still warm, we’re starting to think about apples – specifically desserts with apples and how much we love to pair wine with them! A rustic apple tart is the perfect dessert after a hearty fall meal. It’s not too sweet and paired with a Viognier or a Riesling, you’ll enjoy the crisp and refreshing mouth-watering pairing.

We discovered a delicious Ina Garten apple tart recipe, featured in Epicurious, that is shockingly simple. For those of you who despise making homemade pastry, or just don’t have the time, you can use one sheet of frozen puff pastry, instead (just follow her directions) and add fresh apples. Enjoy every bite of the tart and wine together!

For Ina Garten’s delicious version of an apple tart, click here.

Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Remember

Recently engaged? We’re a bit biased, but we think wine bottles are the perfect idea for memorable wedding favors that will undoubtedly be enjoyed by your wedding guests much more than Jordan almonds. A bottle of wine reminds your guests of your special day whenever they decide to enjoy the favor – whether that be the next evening or to toast your first wedding anniversary. You can save a bottle or two for yourself, as well, and you’ll have the perfect keepsake to enjoy a toast in your new home or for the birth of your first child. What you might not realize is that the four steps of the winemaking experience are also a memorable way to spend some quality time with your fiance during your engagement.

Making a barrel of wine takes almost a year, so once you decide on wine bottles as favors, you’ll want to get started right away. A barrel of wine will yield about 240 bottles of high quality wine and the cost of the barrel equates to about $10-$12 per bottle of wine, depending on the varietal you choose. We have a selection of customizable labels in designs to complement all types of wedding themes or we can work with you to design a label that truly reflects your personal style. To learn more about making wine for wedding favors, click here.

What’s In A Wine Label?

Besides often being well designed and eye-catching, wine labels usually indicate either the location where the wine is produced or the grape variety (aka varietal). While European wines are primarily named after their geographical origin, non-European wines almost always have the name of the varietal. For example, Bordeaux wine, which is produced in the Bordeaux region of France, is actually made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and even Carmenere and Malbec. Non-European wines almost always have the the varietal on the label, such as Cabernet Sauvignon from California.

Gino’s School of Wine Announces New Ownership and Enhanced Brand Identity

Comprehensive Rebranding Initiative Includes New Logo and Enhanced Website

HAMMONTON, NEW JERSEY, February 28, 2017 – Gino’s School of Wine (Gino’s), a premier South Jersey-based wine school, today officially announced it is now under new ownership as Jack W. Kennedy III, President and CEO of Kennedy Investment Group, was formally introduced as sole majority owner.

In conjunction with the announcement, the school unveiled a new brand identity that includes an enhanced logo and website. Over the next several weeks, the new logo and branding will be phased into the school’s marketing and operations efforts. The launch is part of Gino’s new ownership strategic vision to provide the very best in wine-making experiences and solidify the school as regional wine destination.

As demonstrated in the school’s new logo, the announcement also includes the incorporation of Kennedy Cellars within the school’s official name.

The re-brand was created in partnership with Muse Marketing + Creative, an award-winning Southern New Jersey-based agency specializing in brand storytelling and experiential marketing.

About Gino’s School of Wine at Kennedy Cellars | Since 2000, Gino’s School of Wine at Kennedy Cellars has served as a regional destination for wine enthusiasts of all levels. Located in Hammonton, New Jersey, the school offers wine-making courses in a hands-on interactive setting taught by expert wine makers and educators. It was founded with a vision of offering the very best in wine education and tasting instruction through a fun, unpretentious and truly unique student experience. Visit KennedyCellars.wine to learn more.