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Howard J
 
August 10, 2010 | Howard J

Stew Leonard's Springfield Store Opening

STEW LEONARD’S WINES ROCKS OUT IN SPRINGFIELD!

STEW LEONARD’S WINES ROCKS OUT IN SPRINGFIELD!

Join Stew Leonard’s Wines of Springfield for Grand Opening Celebration with Wines That Rock on Wednesday, August 18

WHAT: Stew Leonard’s Wines of Springfield, N.J. will kick off their first day of business Wednesday, August 18 rock ‘n’ roll style! The Wines That Rock team will be on hand to introduce customers to the ultimate pairing of rock ‘n’ roll and wine, getting the party started with a tasting of their signature wines inspired by Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones and Woodstock:


• The Rolling Stones Forty Licks Merlot
• Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon
• Woodstock Chardonnay

Wines That Rock Guitar

WIN THIS GUITAR!

Bottles will be available for purchase for $13.99/each. With the music of the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Woodstock echoing through Stew Leonard’s Wines brand new location, customers will also have the chance to enter to win two guitars courtesy of Wines That Rock: an autographed Keith Richards Epiphone G400 SG guitar and a Les Paul Jr. Wines That Rock Guitar.

autographed Keith Richards Epiphone G400 SG guitar
WIN THIS GUITAR: autographed Keith Richards Epiphone G400 SG guitar

WHO: Stew Leonard’s Wines of Springfield, N.J. will officially open for business on Wednesday, August 18. Located within Springfield’s Echo Plaza shopping center, the store measures 12,680 square-feet, featuring more than 2000 varieties of wine from around the world plus a fine wine room with highly-allocated, top-rated wines.


Wines That Rock is great tasting wines inspired by the spirit of Rock ‘n Roll! With classic tracks from The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and The Woodstock Festival blasting in the cellar, winemaker Mark Beaman crafted custom wines for each of these legendary artists and their timeless albums - blending one-of-a-kind wines with Rock ‘n Roll mythology.


WHEN: Thursday, August 18, 2010 from Noon – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Stew Leonard's Wines of Springfield. 901 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ

Store Phone for customer questions: (908) 379-2930

 

Time Posted: Aug 10, 2010 at 2:37 PM
Wines That Rock
 
July 29, 2010 | Wines That Rock

St. Louis, Wine, and a bunch of Animals

If Wines That Rock hears about a party, we're gonna be there. So naturally, Wines That Rock was in the STL yesterday for the Saint Louis Zoo's "Jammin at the Zoo" event.

About 4000 wine and animal lovers prowled the zoo grounds and the WTR wine tasting table was six people deep all night, sampling the award-winning Wines That Rock varietals. Good time was had by all.

Time Posted: Jul 29, 2010 at 12:54 PM
Howard J
 
July 23, 2010 | Howard J

Pittsburgh gets it's Rock On

If you live Pittsburgh, you owe it to yourself to check out this cool wine tasting / Music Listening / Food Pairing perfect combo.

Wines that Rock Summer Series continues TONIGHT, Friday July 23rd at Ditka's of Pittsburgh.  A Wines That Rock Celebration!  Special Feature tonihgt: The Officail Launch of ROLLING STONES 40 Licks Merlot in Pittsburgh.

Great Wine, Kick-Ass Food & Legendary Music. $45

Location: Ditka's of Pittsburgh

1 Robinson Plaza, Building One, First Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
ph. 412-722-1555

Both Michele Michaels from DVE and Michele Roberts from Ditka's will be onhand.  Trust us, it's worth the price of admission just to hang out with these ladies!  Have fun tonight at Ditka's!

Time Posted: Jul 23, 2010 at 8:57 AM
Howard J
 
June 28, 2010 | Howard J

Wines That Rock in Pittsburgh

Hello Pittsburgh
So we just got back from our quick trip to Pittsburgh. The folks over at Ditka's Restaurant hosted a Wines That Rock party this past Friday night and it was really a great event. The Chefs at Ditka's created some great appetizers & dishes and paired them with Wines That Rock.

In addition, DVE the local Rock Radio Station in Pittsburgh jammed out the tunes during the event. It was a classic food, music & wine pairing. We met lots of great people, drank some great wine, ate amazing food, and listened to some classic music. A Rocking good time in Pittsburgh!

Ditka's of Pittsburgh

Special thanks to our friend Michelle Michaels over a DVE. As soon as we got into town we stopped by the station and did a fun radio interview. Have a listen to Howard chatting it up with the folks at DVE.

The first of three events featured our Pink Floyd Cabernet. In the coming months, Ditka's has two upcoming events in July and August.

July 23 will feature the Rolling Stones 40 Licks Merlot and then in August 27th, Ditka's hosts the third Wines That Rock event featuring the Woodstock Chardonnay. Both upcoming events Ditka's restaurant will feature classic pairings of food, wine and music and you should make it a point to get over there for these events.

Ditka's of Pittsburgh
ditkasrestaurants.com
1 Robinson Plaza
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 722-1555
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July 23rd - Rolling Stones Merlot
August 27th - Woodstock Chardonnay
 

Also special thanks to the crew at Ditka's in Pittsburgh. You guys are fun to work with and we really enjoyed the event. BTW, the food was great!

Time Posted: Jun 28, 2010 at 9:15 AM
Howard J
 
June 21, 2010 | Howard J

Tour of Florida

Wow, just got back from our Wines That Rock Tour of Florida.

Fun trip.  We met lots of new friends and saw lots of old friends as well.  Thanks to the Orlando crew for coming out and saying Hello.  Izzy, Amy, Kelly, David W., Ben, Gino and Lisa, and so many others.  Check out some photos from our Tour of Florida!  Special Thanks to Terry at ABC for all the support!  We hade a blast.

Pics from Florida

Time Posted: Jun 21, 2010 at 9:13 AM
Howard J
 
June 9, 2010 | Howard J

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

Wines That Rock is partnering with our exclusive retailer in Florida, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits for 3 days of wine, music and sunshine.

Wines That Rock and ABC

Kicking off The Tour of Florida the Wines That Rock team visits ABC's Wesley Chapel location:

Wesley Chapel
1845 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, Fl. 33544
813-907-2647
Thursday, June 17th from 4:00 – 8:00pm
 


Orlando
2726 South Orange Ave.
Orlando, Fl. 32806
407-843-1725
Friday, June 18th from 4:00 – 8:00pm

 

Sunrise
2611 N. W. 124th Ave
Sunrise, Fl. 33323
954-846-2414
Saturday, June 19th from 2:00 – 6:00pm

Come on down and enjoy our award-winning wines, listen to classic rock tracks and check out concert footage from The Stones, Pink Floyd and the Woodstock Festival featuring Hendrix, The Who, The Grateful Dead and hang out with the most rockin' winery on the planet!

Wines-That-Rock-and-ABC-in-Florida

Time Posted: Jun 9, 2010 at 1:34 PM
Howard J
 
June 3, 2010 | Howard J

J & J Spirit Shop is Rockin it!

Joe and the Crew over at J & J Spirit Shop are hosting a Wines That Rock Tasting!  If you are in Sayville, New York - or close to it, get over there and check it out!

Tasting is Friday June 4th from 4-7 p.m.

Thanks J & J!!

ADDRESS & PHONE DETAILS:
199 Railroad Avenue
Sayville, NY, 11782
Phone: 631-589-0078

MAP TO J&J


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Time Posted: Jun 3, 2010 at 8:46 AM
Howard J
 
May 25, 2010 | Howard J

Spec's Liquor Houston

Wines That Rock did its first official Tour of Texas May 19th - May 21st, visiting many Spec's stores in the Houston area. We met lots of new friends, snapped lots of photos, and had a great time!

Spec's Pat Kelley Rockin It!

Day 1 started in the Spec's store at 8102 Westheimer where we kicked things off in rock 'n roll style offering customers and staff members awesome tattoo's by the talented Kristi. We poured non-stop from 3 to 7 PM, introducing the Wines That Rock varietals to many savvy wine lovers. The Spec's team really helped and made the event fly by.

Day 2 got going with multiple trips to Spec's store throughout the region and ending with our tasting at the 3902 Bissonet location. The atmosphere was high energy, the video monitors and sound system kept the store rocking and the wine bottles were flying out of the cases.

Day 3 kicked into high gear with a tour of the northern most Houston Spec's stores with our tour guides Pat "I saw ELO in the 70's" Kelley and Ben "The Jet" Besio from Republic. We traveled the Houston highways meeting many Spec's wine consultants, all of who were very excited about working with Wines That Rock. Our Tour of Texas concluded with our last wine tasting at the Smith Street store...again the wine was flowing, tattoo's were inking and customers were rockin'!

Thank you Spec's for showing us that famous Texas hospitality...we can't wait to get to Austin!
 

Time Posted: May 25, 2010 at 11:56 AM
Howard J
 
May 12, 2010 | Howard J

The Rolling Stones - Stones in Exile

Stones in Exile

Last night, members of the Wines That Rock crew were in attendance at New York's Museum of Modern Art for the Premier of ‘Stones In Exile’

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts were there to open the evening and introduce the film, which was shown in its entirety to a star studded audience. There was a fun reception afterwards, which they attended as well.

Stones In Exile

The film documents the Rolling Stones around 1971 as they are 'exiled' from the UK and take up residence in France. Keith Richards took up residence at a villa called Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer, which becomes the studio, living quarters and amazing Rolling Stones headquarters for the recording of band’s masterpiece “Exile On Main Street”.

The movie “Stones In Exile” tells the inside story of making the music in the band’s own words.  Great movie. Stones Fan or not, make it your business to see this one. It reminded me of why I’m a Rolling Stones fan and really made me want to go home and break out the album.  A rare glimpse into elements that make up the Rolling Stones mythos.  Someone at the event commented that this film should be required viewing for all. 

In attendance: Don Was, Dr. John, Jann Wenner, Jimmy Fallon, Lorne Michaels, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiigand, Will Forte, Evangeline Lily, Diane von Furstenberg

Check out this clip! 

Time Posted: May 12, 2010 at 7:47 AM
Howard J
 
January 26, 2010 | Howard J

2010 St. Louis Food and Wine Experience

Wines That Rock is very excited to be included in the largest wine event in St. Louis – the 2010 St. Louis Food and Wine Experience at the Chase Park Plaza. Our wines will be part of the all-day wine tastings and available for sale both Saturday and Sunday, so come on out, meet the WTR team and enjoy great this great event that supports the arts in St. Louis.

2010 St. Louis Food and Wine Experience at the Chase Park Plaza

 


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Time Posted: Jan 26, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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