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Can NJ Wine Stand Up Against Napa & Bordeaux?

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Read about Amalthea Cellars in the New York Times article "Bottle Bing: How New Jersey Could Make Itself the Next Napa" by Adam Davidson!

Listen to the podcast "New Jersey Wine" from Planet Money on NPR featuring Amalthea Cellars' Lou Caracciolo!

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“...They can hold their own with the best in the world and have done so in blind tasting.”

Bart Jackson: Garden State Wineries Guide: The Traveler's Handbook to the Wineries and Vineyards of New Jersey
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Garden State Wines - They’ve Captured the Palates - Can they Capture the Shelves? -- Biz4NJ
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.

A Winery at the Top of its Game - New Jersey Magazine
Apr 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 ...

GEORGE TABER, Celebrated 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 . . .
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New Jersey vs Judgment of Paris
The Winners Are . . . (click here for full article)

ATCO, NEW JERSEY -- June 11, 2008
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.

At 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.

This 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.

George Taber, 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.

To 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 Post.