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Does Chocolate Really Go With Wine?

Does Chocolate Really Go With Wine?

While there are plenty of wine tastings that include chocolate there are still some out there who feel that these two guilty pleasures do not pare well together.  Both chocolate and wine are well known for their health benefits, but to put them together it takes some knowledge of both to get a good combination. The natural sweetness of chocolate does not always go well with dry red wines while the bitter of dark chocolate should not be pared with sweet white wine.

Cape May Winery Hawk Haven

Popular parings for chocolate use red wines that have been fortified since these tend to step up and taste great even when served alongside sweet chocolates. When looking for an ideal combination for wine baskets that include chocolate an understanding of chocolate terms such as cacao can help find the perfect paring.

Of course some will never enjoy these two indulgences together, but for others the combination is one that is more intriguing than any involving cheese. To get started find a tasting in your area featuring top wineries and chocolatiers to try a variety of combinations at once to get a good staring point on paring these indulgences together.

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Does Chocolate Really Go With Wine?

Does Chocolate Really Go With Wine?

While there are plenty of wine tastings that include chocolate there are still some out there who feel that these two guilty pleasures do not pare well together.  Both chocolate and wine are well known for their health benefits, but to put them together it takes some knowledge of both to get a good combination. The natural sweetness of chocolate does not always go well with dry red wines while the bitter of dark chocolate should not be pared with sweet white wine.

Cape May Winery Hawk Haven

Popular parings for chocolate use red wines that have been fortified since these tend to step up and taste great even when served alongside sweet chocolates. When looking for an ideal combination for wine baskets that include chocolate an understanding of chocolate terms such as cacao can help find the perfect paring.

Of course some will never enjoy these two indulgences together, but for others the combination is one that is more intriguing than any involving cheese. To get started find a tasting in your area featuring top wineries and chocolatiers to try a variety of combinations at once to get a good staring point on paring these indulgences together.

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Cape May – Foodie Things to do this Month in NJ

Foodie Things To Do This Weekend & Beyond (via Jersey Bites)

, Thursday, September 27th from 5pm-9pm. Held at the Sheraton in Mahwah. Over 30 Bergen restaurants will be providing samples of signature dishes. There will also be live music, belly dancers and giveaways. Click herefor more information and tickets. Kathleen King Book Signing & Demonstration, Thursday…


 

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Cape May – Foodie Things to do this Month in NJ

Foodie Things To Do This Weekend & Beyond (via Jersey Bites)

, Thursday, September 27th from 5pm-9pm. Held at the Sheraton in Mahwah. Over 30 Bergen restaurants will be providing samples of signature dishes. There will also be live music, belly dancers and giveaways. Click herefor more information and tickets. Kathleen King Book Signing & Demonstration, Thursday…


 

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Cape May -Lewes Ferry Welcomes the " Cape May Wine Festival"

Cape May – Lewes Ferry Welcomes the “Cape May Wine Festival”;Event Scheduled for the Cape May Terminal Green on October 6-7
By JSalmon on 09/19/2012: 

Cape May – Lewes Ferry Welcomes the “Cape May Wine Festival”
Event Scheduled for the Cape May Terminal Green on October 6-7
Cape May Lewes Ferry 
 
        (Cape May, NJ) In early October, the Garden State Wine Growers Association will sponsor the Cape May Wine Festival to be held at the Cape May Terminal of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry for the 6th consecutive year. Festival attendees can take advantage of the warm autumnal weather to sample more than 200 award-winning wines from New Jersey, listen to live music, stroll through crafters and visit The Kids Zone which has activities especially for the younger attendees. 
 
     What:   This wine festival, featuring 24 New Jersey wineries, will be held October 6 and 7 in a lovely, grassy field overlooking the ocean at the bustling and picturesque Cape May-Lewes Ferry (www.cmlf.com). The beautiful site is surrounded on every side by water, its serenity marked only by the arrival and departure of the ferries. Guests can sit and taste wine as ships port or stand at the Point of Cape May and look out at the scenery. People may also walk along the waterfront and boardwalk.  Artisan vendors and crafters will be selling hand made products, wine related items and other quality goods. There will be kid’s activities including arts & crafts and face painting.
 
    Cost:      Tickets for each of the festivals are $25 a person at the gate. Advance tickets for all the wine festivals can be purchased only at the association web site for $20 a person. Discounted pricing is available for bus groups and group sales of 16 or more. Large groups and bus groups can call the Association “Wine Line” for more information. Two day ticket sales are available at a discount. Ferry & Festival and Shuttle & Festival packages are available by contacting CMLF reservation office at            800.643.3779      
 
     Where:  Cape May Terminal of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, overlooking the Cape May Canal and Delaware Bay. 
 
     When:  Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7; 12 noon – 5:00 p.m.
 
     More:    New Jersey has been producing wine since 1864. While perhaps not as well-known as other wine-producing states, New Jersey is home to many premiere varieties. Award-winning Chardonnay, Syrah, Marechal Foch, Viognier, Traminette, Merlot, Cabernet and dozens of others are produced right here. And, particularly unique to New Jersey wineries are an array of fruit wines such as raspberry, cherry and blueberry, which are exported by some New Jersey wineries all over the world. Because of the climate and conditions of the state, New Jersey wines are most often compared by viticulturists and enologists to the wines of France and Italy.
 
                  For special Ferry, Festival, and Cape May Ferry Shuttle Packages from the City of Cape May, please call the CMLF reservation office at             800-643-3779      . For more information or to purchase advance tickets from the GSWA to the Wine Festival, please visit www.newjerseywines.com.
 
 
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than forty million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2011, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers.

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Cape May -Lewes Ferry Welcomes the " Cape May Wine Festival"

Cape May – Lewes Ferry Welcomes the “Cape May Wine Festival”;Event Scheduled for the Cape May Terminal Green on October 6-7
By JSalmon on 09/19/2012: 

Cape May – Lewes Ferry Welcomes the “Cape May Wine Festival”
Event Scheduled for the Cape May Terminal Green on October 6-7
Cape May Lewes Ferry 
 
        (Cape May, NJ) In early October, the Garden State Wine Growers Association will sponsor the Cape May Wine Festival to be held at the Cape May Terminal of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry for the 6th consecutive year. Festival attendees can take advantage of the warm autumnal weather to sample more than 200 award-winning wines from New Jersey, listen to live music, stroll through crafters and visit The Kids Zone which has activities especially for the younger attendees. 
 
     What:   This wine festival, featuring 24 New Jersey wineries, will be held October 6 and 7 in a lovely, grassy field overlooking the ocean at the bustling and picturesque Cape May-Lewes Ferry (www.cmlf.com). The beautiful site is surrounded on every side by water, its serenity marked only by the arrival and departure of the ferries. Guests can sit and taste wine as ships port or stand at the Point of Cape May and look out at the scenery. People may also walk along the waterfront and boardwalk.  Artisan vendors and crafters will be selling hand made products, wine related items and other quality goods. There will be kid’s activities including arts & crafts and face painting.
 
    Cost:      Tickets for each of the festivals are $25 a person at the gate. Advance tickets for all the wine festivals can be purchased only at the association web site for $20 a person. Discounted pricing is available for bus groups and group sales of 16 or more. Large groups and bus groups can call the Association “Wine Line” for more information. Two day ticket sales are available at a discount. Ferry & Festival and Shuttle & Festival packages are available by contacting CMLF reservation office at            800.643.3779      
 
     Where:  Cape May Terminal of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, overlooking the Cape May Canal and Delaware Bay. 
 
     When:  Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7; 12 noon – 5:00 p.m.
 
     More:    New Jersey has been producing wine since 1864. While perhaps not as well-known as other wine-producing states, New Jersey is home to many premiere varieties. Award-winning Chardonnay, Syrah, Marechal Foch, Viognier, Traminette, Merlot, Cabernet and dozens of others are produced right here. And, particularly unique to New Jersey wineries are an array of fruit wines such as raspberry, cherry and blueberry, which are exported by some New Jersey wineries all over the world. Because of the climate and conditions of the state, New Jersey wines are most often compared by viticulturists and enologists to the wines of France and Italy.
 
                  For special Ferry, Festival, and Cape May Ferry Shuttle Packages from the City of Cape May, please call the CMLF reservation office at             800-643-3779      . For more information or to purchase advance tickets from the GSWA to the Wine Festival, please visit www.newjerseywines.com.
 
 
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than forty million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2011, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers.

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Hawk Haven Saturdays on the Crushpad

Saturdays on the Crushpad

Saturdays on the Crushpad

EVERY SATURDAY
May 26, 2012-October 27, 2012
12pm-7pm

Saturdays on the Crushpad is a great time to kick back and relax in the vineyard with a glass of Hawk Haven wine while listening to live music and enjoying something off of our fresh gourmet menu with items from our friends at The Red Store in Cape May Point, a new culinary delight run by the owners of Quahog’s Seafood Shack in Stone Harbor.

Top 10 Fall Activities for Cape May NJ

The end of summer is here and the crisp fall weather is starting in Cape May, before the temperature drop, try to fit in these 10 fun activities.

1.      Visit the Cape May Winey or Hawk Haven in Rio Grande, spend the afternoon on a wine tasting tour and enjoy a bold local cabernet or merlot while sitting on the crush pad or the deck overlooking the vineyards.
2.      Check out the Cape May and West Cape May Farmers Market, you can plan a meal with farm fresh NJ produce for the week end, visit the Plum Creek Farms and plan a farm to table fresh meal.
3.      Plan a fresh seafood dinner at home, it’s not too late to fire up the grill with some steaks and fresh catch from the Lobster House in Cape May.
4.      Go shopping and get the Cape May Fall discounts, why not Shop and Stroll, check out the Washington Street Mall a three block pedestrian concourse between Perry and Ocean Streets, don’t forget to visit West Cape May and check out the West End Garage.
5.      Spend the day outdoors and enjoy a Cape May late Indian Summer, enjoy the local catch. The Lobster house which is home to a commercial fishing fleet also has a dockside raw bar and the outdoor Schooner American restaurant to sit and order fresh fish and have a cold beer.
6.      Salute the Flag at Sunset Point, the Sunset Point Gift shop holds a Flag Ceremony every day at desk, listen to the old scratched recording over the loud speakers at dusk, and you can hunt for Cape May Diamonds at Sunset Beach in front of the Concrete Ship.
7.      Visit the Cape May Brewery and check out a local Microbrew. Cape May brewing Company is a microbrewery in Cape May County serving South Jersey. The local beers are made in small batches and hand crafted with the finest ingredients.
8.       Hit the Happy Hour, you can check out the elegant Brown Room located inside the Congress Hall or visit the new Sea Salt Restaurant.
9.      Visit the Naval Air Station Aviation museum in Rio Grande just 10 minutes from Cape May. The NAS museum is a great venue for younger kids or military historians; they have an abundance of vintage planes and interactive displays.
10.   Take an historic tour of the Cape May Light, Concrete Tower of the Pysick House. This is a great fall outdoor activity in Cape May and you can find discount tickets from the Cape May Mac here.

Do you have your favorite Fall Things to do in Cape May? List them here below as we would love to hear how you spend you fall in the Cape May area.

Click here to Save in Cape May – Save Money while visiting Cape May, check out our local Cape May Saving Coupon promotions. You can click here to print off the coupon or simply show your local Cape May Merchant your coupon on your smart phone, iPod or tablet.

About Cape May and Cape May Resort.com

Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. With a rich history, award-winning beaches & boating, designation as a top birding location, and many Victorian structures, Cape May is a seaside resort drawing visitors from around the world. Cape May was recognized as one of America’s top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel and its beach was ranked fifth in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches.

CapeMayResort.com is a site that’s totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area. We have two goals – to promote our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May.

This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May We also host a local Cape May Blog featuring  local events, Things to Do in Cape May, shopping and beach information and much more.   You can check out Blog at http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/

http://capemayvictorian.com CapeMayVictorian.com is a custom photo sharing site in which you can explore local Cape May images, download your favorite vacation spot or order a custom framed picture or a one of kind gift of your vacation memory.

http://capemayresort.com Cape May Resort.com is a local Cape May Web Site featuring Things to Do in Cape May, along with Cape May Digital Coupons for savings. If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place. At Cape May Resort.com we’ll give you the most current information from Yelp and real time local You Tube Videos to preview your next vacation or week-end trip.  We offer the best in recent reviews from Real People with Real Reviews from Yelp.

http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/  Looking for Something to Do in Cape May New Jersey. Spend a day at the beach, or go Dolphin and Whale Watching. Visit a local winery or check out the lighthouse and sunken ship at Cape May State Park. Cape May offers beach lovers Victorian architecture, fine dining, bird watching, boating and fishing in addition to world class resort and vacation accommodations.  If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place.Cape May Resort.com has been part of the South Jersey Cape May area since 1988. Let us put our local experience to work for you.

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Cape May Wine Festival October 6 and 7th

SIXTH ANNUAL CAPE MAY WINE FESTIVAL RETURNS
TO CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY TERMINAL OCTOBER 6-7

With Atlantic Ocean as Backdrop, Attendees to Enjoy Great Music, Wine Tasting
From 24 of New Jersey’s Finest Wineries and Shopping

Cape May, NJ (Sept. 18, 2012) — For the sixth consecutive year, the historic Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal will be the setting for the Cape May Wine Festival sponsored by the Garden State Wine Growers Association on October 6 and 7 from noon-5 p.m.
Join Us At
Cape May Wine Festival
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Cape May, NJ

Saturday, October 6, 2012 (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Sunday, October 7, 2012 (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Admission Tent open each day 11:30 am

Musical Entertainment Saturday – Jingo Jive
Sunday – Funktion Band

Tickets
 • Sampling is $25 per person for those 21 or older (ID required). Tickets for sampling can be purchased each day of the festival at the Admission Tent. The Admission Tent will be open from 11:30am-4:30pm each day and is Cash Only! Sampling fee includes your commemorative wine glass!
 • Tickets can be purchased IN ADVANCE of the festival by clicking on this link for a discounted rate of $20.00. Tickets will no longer be available for purchase or reprinting starting at 11:59pm on Friday October 7, 2011. Please make sure to print your tickets in advance.
 • Joining us for the weekend? We now offer a two-day pass for $40. Passes can be purchased in advance by clicking on this linkor at the Admission Tent on Saturday. Ask the Admission Staff for more details!
 • Those under 21 are FREE, those not sampling are FREE
 • Wondering what to bring and what to leave at home? Please check our Frequently Asked Questions Page – Festival FAQ’s. More questions? Email wineinfo@newjerseywines.com.
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Hawk Haven Saturdays on the Crushpad

Saturdays on the Crushpad

Saturdays on the Crushpad

EVERY SATURDAY
May 26, 2012-October 27, 2012
12pm-7pm

Saturdays on the Crushpad is a great time to kick back and relax in the vineyard with a glass of Hawk Haven wine while listening to live music and enjoying something off of our fresh gourmet menu with items from our friends at The Red Store in Cape May Point, a new culinary delight run by the owners of Quahog’s Seafood Shack in Stone Harbor.

Top 10 Fall Activities for Cape May NJ

The end of summer is here and the crisp fall weather is starting in Cape May, before the temperature drop, try to fit in these 10 fun activities.

1.      Visit the Cape May Winey or Hawk Haven in Rio Grande, spend the afternoon on a wine tasting tour and enjoy a bold local cabernet or merlot while sitting on the crush pad or the deck overlooking the vineyards.
2.      Check out the Cape May and West Cape May Farmers Market, you can plan a meal with farm fresh NJ produce for the week end, visit the Plum Creek Farms and plan a farm to table fresh meal.
3.      Plan a fresh seafood dinner at home, it’s not too late to fire up the grill with some steaks and fresh catch from the Lobster House in Cape May.
4.      Go shopping and get the Cape May Fall discounts, why not Shop and Stroll, check out the Washington Street Mall a three block pedestrian concourse between Perry and Ocean Streets, don’t forget to visit West Cape May and check out the West End Garage.
5.      Spend the day outdoors and enjoy a Cape May late Indian Summer, enjoy the local catch. The Lobster house which is home to a commercial fishing fleet also has a dockside raw bar and the outdoor Schooner American restaurant to sit and order fresh fish and have a cold beer.
6.      Salute the Flag at Sunset Point, the Sunset Point Gift shop holds a Flag Ceremony every day at desk, listen to the old scratched recording over the loud speakers at dusk, and you can hunt for Cape May Diamonds at Sunset Beach in front of the Concrete Ship.
7.      Visit the Cape May Brewery and check out a local Microbrew. Cape May brewing Company is a microbrewery in Cape May County serving South Jersey. The local beers are made in small batches and hand crafted with the finest ingredients.
8.       Hit the Happy Hour, you can check out the elegant Brown Room located inside the Congress Hall or visit the new Sea Salt Restaurant.
9.      Visit the Naval Air Station Aviation museum in Rio Grande just 10 minutes from Cape May. The NAS museum is a great venue for younger kids or military historians; they have an abundance of vintage planes and interactive displays.
10.   Take an historic tour of the Cape May Light, Concrete Tower of the Pysick House. This is a great fall outdoor activity in Cape May and you can find discount tickets from the Cape May Mac here.

Do you have your favorite Fall Things to do in Cape May? List them here below as we would love to hear how you spend you fall in the Cape May area.

Click here to Save in Cape May – Save Money while visiting Cape May, check out our local Cape May Saving Coupon promotions. You can click here to print off the coupon or simply show your local Cape May Merchant your coupon on your smart phone, iPod or tablet.

About Cape May and Cape May Resort.com

Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. With a rich history, award-winning beaches & boating, designation as a top birding location, and many Victorian structures, Cape May is a seaside resort drawing visitors from around the world. Cape May was recognized as one of America’s top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel and its beach was ranked fifth in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches.

CapeMayResort.com is a site that’s totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area. We have two goals – to promote our beautiful town’s local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May.

This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May We also host a local Cape May Blog featuring  local events, Things to Do in Cape May, shopping and beach information and much more.   You can check out Blog at http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/

http://capemayvictorian.com CapeMayVictorian.com is a custom photo sharing site in which you can explore local Cape May images, download your favorite vacation spot or order a custom framed picture or a one of kind gift of your vacation memory.

http://capemayresort.com Cape May Resort.com is a local Cape May Web Site featuring Things to Do in Cape May, along with Cape May Digital Coupons for savings. If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place. At Cape May Resort.com we’ll give you the most current information from Yelp and real time local You Tube Videos to preview your next vacation or week-end trip.  We offer the best in recent reviews from Real People with Real Reviews from Yelp.

http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/  Looking for Something to Do in Cape May New Jersey. Spend a day at the beach, or go Dolphin and Whale Watching. Visit a local winery or check out the lighthouse and sunken ship at Cape May State Park. Cape May offers beach lovers Victorian architecture, fine dining, bird watching, boating and fishing in addition to world class resort and vacation accommodations.  If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place.Cape May Resort.com has been part of the South Jersey Cape May area since 1988. Let us put our local experience to work for you.

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Cape May Wine Festival October 6 and 7th

SIXTH ANNUAL CAPE MAY WINE FESTIVAL RETURNS
TO CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY TERMINAL OCTOBER 6-7

With Atlantic Ocean as Backdrop, Attendees to Enjoy Great Music, Wine Tasting
From 24 of New Jersey’s Finest Wineries and Shopping

Cape May, NJ (Sept. 18, 2012) — For the sixth consecutive year, the historic Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal will be the setting for the Cape May Wine Festival sponsored by the Garden State Wine Growers Association on October 6 and 7 from noon-5 p.m.
Join Us At
Cape May Wine Festival
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Cape May, NJ

Saturday, October 6, 2012 (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Sunday, October 7, 2012 (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Admission Tent open each day 11:30 am

Musical Entertainment Saturday – Jingo Jive
Sunday – Funktion Band

Tickets
 • Sampling is $25 per person for those 21 or older (ID required). Tickets for sampling can be purchased each day of the festival at the Admission Tent. The Admission Tent will be open from 11:30am-4:30pm each day and is Cash Only! Sampling fee includes your commemorative wine glass!
 • Tickets can be purchased IN ADVANCE of the festival by clicking on this link for a discounted rate of $20.00. Tickets will no longer be available for purchase or reprinting starting at 11:59pm on Friday October 7, 2011. Please make sure to print your tickets in advance.
 • Joining us for the weekend? We now offer a two-day pass for $40. Passes can be purchased in advance by clicking on this linkor at the Admission Tent on Saturday. Ask the Admission Staff for more details!
 • Those under 21 are FREE, those not sampling are FREE
 • Wondering what to bring and what to leave at home? Please check our Frequently Asked Questions Page – Festival FAQ’s. More questions? Email wineinfo@newjerseywines.com.
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