Monday, January 24, 2011

Wines Of Portugal Have Arrived!

Hi All:

The Wines of Portugal have arrived and the Winemaker is Jose Fonseca, the wines from the Alentejo region. Later in the week, I will go into detail about the wines, the grapes and then we will do a tasting. I will be introducing my wines of Portugal to the Liquor stores and Restaurants in Southern NJ. If you know of any store or restaurant owner interested in tasting these wines, send me an email:


Friday, January 14, 2011

Wine Tasting at Mozzarella Grill, Sewel, NJ

If you like to eat really excellent Italian food, check out the Mozzarella Grill off of Greentree Rd, in Sewell,NJ, make sure you check their operating hours. They close at 8:00 PM Monday-Thursday evenings, I am told.

I recently joined a MEET-UP Group Called "South Jersey Wine Lovers" and we had a great time for 2-hours, the restaurant stayed open until 9:00Pm for us. Their were 18-members who showed up and each brought a bottle of wine of their choice.

I placed a Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 called VRLOMBARDI made by Domenico Winery of California on the table and it was finished in minutes. Members stated the wine was a lighter Cabernet, more like a Cabernet/Merlot blend in their opinion, it went great with Mozzarella sticks, Freschetta, macaroni and other foods on our tables.

Each member really enjoyed the wine. Even Pat, who said before she tasted the wine that she didn't like Cabernet Sauvignon. You can find VRLOMBARDI at Roger Wilco-In Deptford by the Home Depot and next to Arby's on Rte 41.

Next week I start to have family and friends over my home to taste new wines coming from my importers and will report our opinions back to you.

VRLOMBARDI can be found at under $10.00, spread the word to your favorite liquor to store to contact Joe at SimBeveage 856-848-7300 office/home to place an order to have me visit them.

And You can have a wine tasting at your home starting at $40.00 per guest(Minimum 10 guests) for details contact me.

If you like Pasta, then you may want me to come over to you home and make you my famous pasta gravy that can also be used on a homemade pizza, for details and costs contact me at: 856-848-7300, I can make all the gravy you require fresh at your home for your family and guests.


Monday, January 10, 2011

The Bliss by Domenico Wines of California

Happy New Year to Everyone:

Between Christmas and New Years Day their was plenty of sales activity with my liquor store customers. The week before Christmas I held wine tasting at various stores on a collection of wines called "The Bliss" from Domenico Winery.

The Collection consists of a:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Sauvignon Blanc

The reviews from potential customers during the week of Christmas varied.
A wine tasting was conducted at Roger Wilco-in Deptford, The Store was selling gift packs of "The Bliss" in all four varieties of grape.

Here is how the gift baskets sold:
Merlot (24) baskets
Cabernet Sauvignon (23) baskets
Chardonnay (14) baskets
Sauvignon Blanc (14) baskets

The two most popular by bottle alone and sold out were the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties.

Now why did "The Bliss" sell so well.

Walking through the store on Wednesday December 22nd must have been 150 customers who tasted the wines between 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, I didn't take any names, but the reaction from many on the Cabernet Sauvignon was rich, full bodied dry wine with plenty of tannins onto the tongue.

The Merlot: Lighter than the Cabernet Sauvignon, medium dry to the tongue, great with the hard pretzels and Chex mix provided "said one customer," "I like the taste, the feel, I normally purchase wines in the $10.00 to $15.00 range, I like this wine for under $10.00.

The Chardonnay has a crisp apple finish to it, easy to drink, not dry at all and customers/tasters stated "very easy to have a second glass, great with fish, even a pizza and burger.

The Sauvignon Blanc, some customers felt it was a little dry, while stated it was semi-sweet, but most said it was soft on the tongue, silky, smooth, were some of the comments.

For more information on The Bliss, contact me at
Roger Wilco is the only Liquor Store with inventory at this time with a few left over gift packs and will have The Bliss collection in stock, after the snow storms.
Check with me for more information about the New Liquor stores who will stock "The Bliss Collection."

Do you know of a Restaurant or Night Club that would purchase wines from me, if so, For finding me a customer, I Will offer you, at my expense your choice of a bottle of wine, as a gift from me to you for putting me in touch with a potential customer for SimBeverage. I can be contacted at: 856-848-7300 home office, or by email:

Thank You,

Go Phillies 2011