This past autumn, the heretofore unassailable bastions of France and
California were breached. On October 11, in a cozy tent, more than
200 oenophiles gathered to compare the best wines of France, California,
and our own New Jersey.
16, 2009 ... In 1976, Louis Caracciolo planted his
first rows of wine grapes on a small Camden County farm he had purchased
a few years earlier ...
author on wine, uncorks his new book and yet another upset 31 years after the
Judgment of Paris, the event that he chronicled and which first heralded a new
generation of winemakers and quality wines from the United States . . .
(click here for full article)
The Winners Are . . . (click here for full
AMALTHEA CELLARS ASTOUNDS EXPERTS
AT WINE TASTING COMPETITION
ATCO, NEW JERSEY -- June 11,
Over 100 wine tasters in Atco,
NJ made wine history again on June 9, 2008. Amalthea Cellars once
again upheld the honor of Garden State wines by often being preferred over the
best of French and Napa vintages in a blind wine challenge.
Amalthea Cellars once again
took top honors over some of the world's covenanted wines including;
2001 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004 Chateau Cheval Blanc
St. Emilion Grand Cru, 2005 Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay, 2003
Silver Oak Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005
Duckhorn Merlot, and 2006 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay in a tasting held at the
winery's estate on June 9th, 2008.
Amalthea Cellars in Atco, New Jersey, once again in honor of author
George Taber, an independent blind wine tasting was held with over 50 of the
100 guests scoring the wines using the Dionysian 20-point system. The tasters
included certified wine judges, certified wine educators, professional
Sommeliers and a number of guests from the press. There were also a number of
wine buyers present.
Amalthea Cellars 2005
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve overtook such formidable competitors as
Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Silver Oak and Far Niente Cabernet. Amalthea's 2001
Cab Franc defeated Chateau Cheval Blanc. Amalthea's 2004 Merlot Reserve
out-scored the likes of Duckhorn Merlot and Chateau LaFleur-Petrus. Amalthea's
2005 Reserve Chardonnay won over Louis Latour and Cakebread Chardonnay. In the
Meritage category, 2004 Opus One nosed out Amalthea Cellars 2003 Europa I. What
is noteworthy is that all of the Amalthea Cellars Europa Meritages scored
higher than the 2003 Chateau Lascombe.
completely blind and independent tasting was overseen by Anthony
Fisher as it was on October 11, 2007. Fisher is a wine manager, Member of the
Dionysian Society, International, former Regional Vice President of the
American Wine Society, Certified Wine Judge, Sommelier and Wine Educator. He
managed the tasting to assure that all of the participants were truly in the
blind during the competition.
wine expert and renowned author, was graciously signing his two
books, "Judgment of Paris" and "To Cork or Not to Cork", and discussing his new
wine book that will be out next spring.
add to the evenings sparkle, Chef Joe Palombo of Mirabella Café in
Cherry Hill dazzled guests with an amazing array of hors d'oeuvres
and entrees. Joe Palombo is widely considered the best chef in South Jersey and
has been recognized by Ed Hitsell's Excellence Award, The Best of the Best by
South Jersey Magazine and received a Four Star rating by the Courier