4th Annual New Jersey Spring Wine Festival

Hilton Short Hills

April 8th, 7:00PM





Check out last spring's event!

Lao Tizer & TIZER

TIZER featuring Chieli Minucci & Karen Briggs

New Jersey Wine Festivals invites you to celebrate the coming of spring at the 4th Annual Spring Wine Festival on Friday, April 8, 2011, 7-10PM at the Hilton Short Hills. With 100+ fine wines hand-selected for your tasting pleasure by the experts of the Wine Library.

Come relax, mix n’ mingle with wine lovers just like you. Sip a diverse array of wines, nibble on accompanying fare, and kick back with the smooth sounds of live jazz.

  • Taste a wide variety of different wines*
  • Get tasting notes directly from experts who are on site pouring the wine*
  • Cleanse the palate with delicious hors d’oeuvres*
  • Learn about wine & food pairing, finding great values and selecting the right vintage*
  • Interact with some of the country’s top winemakers in optional classes during the event*
  • Enjoy LIVE world class contemporary jazz from TIZER featuring Chieli Minucci.*

WINE & FOOD: Enjoy wines from around the globe presented by the connoisseurs of the Wine Library. This wide selection of over 100 fine wines offers something for every palate’s pleasure. The Hilton’s expert culinary staff will provide a first class selection of light hors d’oeuvres throughout the night, in addition to exquisite cheese displays and pasta stations. A recipient of numerous awards for food service, the Hilton Short Hills is one of New Jersey’s finest lodging accommodations. See the menu from our last event at the Hilton.

MUSIC: Sip wine as you enjoy outstanding LIVE music from 2011 “Jazz Group of the Year” nominee TIZER featuring Chieli Minucci, leader of the Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group Special EFX.

WINE CLASSES LED BY A WINE EXPERT: Three (3) wine classes will be conducted in our Private Tasting Area at 7:15, 8:15PM & 9:15PM. Classes are led by a true wine expert who will guide participants through several specially selected wines. Each wine will be traced to its origins, compared with other choices, and noted for best food pairings. Please add $30 per ticket to attend a class. NOTE: Reservations for your session of choice MUST be made online or by phone during ticket purchase. Class sizes are limited, so be sure to reserve early. This spring’s wine expert and class leader is the amazing Barbara Frank, winemaker at Chateau Frank and Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars. Read her bio.

Dr. Frank ended 2010 with 52 Gold Medals! Their most recent wines are viewable by clicking here. Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’S vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.

Class Schedule:
7:15: From Chardonnay to Riesling: Sparklers for Every Occasion
8:15 & 9:15: 4 Whites & a Red: Award Winning, Aromatic and Food Friendly Wines
Class sizes are limited, so reserve early!

DISCOUNT HOTEL ROOMS: Make it a weekend retreat! The Hilton Short Hills, New Jersey’s premiere urban resort hotel, is offering special accommodations for attendees of the 2011 Spring Wine Tasting. Enjoy an overnight stay at a discounted rate of $159/night for Deluxe Accommodations, or just $209/night in the private Executive Level. Use promo code “SWF

CHARITY: TOASTING A WORTHY CAUSE A portion of the proceeds from this event go to Family Promise of Bergen County, an outstanding organization dedicated to alleviating the plight of the homeless in Bergen County. Special Permit # . State of NJ: Dept of Law & Public Safety: Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

DIRECTIONS to the Hilton Short Hills, click here.

For event floorplan, click here

PURCHASE BY PHONE: 866-811-4111

(NOTE: You must be 21 or older to attend this event.)