Walking buzzed

This past weekend was a pretty eventful one for Devina and I. On Saturday, we went to Waterloo Village for a New Jersey wine maker’s tasting event. When I was really young, (probably 10-12) I went to Waterloo Village on a field trip and remember it being a lot of fun. Going this time however, the place looked pretty run down and old which is a shame because it’s a nice area to walk around in and enjoy some scenery. As for the wine growers presenting their offerings, needless to say, Jersey doesn’t quite cut it with wines when compared to let’s say California. Heck, I had a Long Island wine once that was much better than most of the stuff presented at Waterloo. That’s not to say however that there weren’t any good wines though. Both Cape May and Cream Ridge wineries made very good cabernet sauvignon wines with Cream Ridge making a better one in my opinion. Cream Ridge also made a really kick ass raspberry fruit wine that almost all of the ladies raved about. Alba Vineyards made a very very tasty port (along with their Vidal Blanc) that I found myself sneaking back in line quite a few times for. However, the absolute best wine I tasted at the event was a rather pricey Cynthiana wine by the Valenzano Winery. I’m not sure what exactly it is, but man was it scrumptious… However at the price they sell it for, I would save it for a pretty special occasion. If it sells for 30 bucks on the street, I think it’ll get marked up to 90 bucks a bottle in a restaurant here in Jersey (I believe liquor is marked up 300%) right? Either way, that was actually the last wine stand I visited, so it was good that I saved the best for last. Afterwards, we just walked around on that beautiful day to get rid of the buzz, had some tasty terikayi pork shish ke bobs and headed back home. Oddly enough the exit for the event was littered with cops probably looking to make a quick buck for the township…