Category Archives: New Jersey

Wine distribution consolidation continues

Just this morning I read the news that R&R, as they used to be known is merging with Allied in NJ, pending FTC approval. If approved & I’m starting to wonder why it would be, the new company will own … Continue reading

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Everyone needs at least some time off…

Call it what you will; time off, vacation, R&R…for us mere mortals it is not always easy or possible, even when we are willing to take any significant time off. However…most of us, even the workaholics, like me – It’s … Continue reading

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Downsized, moving into the busy season…

I moved the family in September downsizing to a smaller 4 bedroom rental, ditching the big house with pool and huge yard. Reality dictates otherwise, with triplet daughters heading to college in less than two years. Had to be done….and … Continue reading

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More wines from the Medditerranean

We’ve been actively looking to expand our old world portfolio, especially Spanish and Italian wines for some time. In that quest, I have tasted quite a few wines over the last few years and few seemed to click. Sometimes you … Continue reading

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Gov. Christie will never live this one down…

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NY SLA issues cease and desist order to Wine Library

Wow…this is pretty big actually. The Wine Library is a very successful and large NJ wine retail operation that has been shipping wine to a lot of NY consumers, which is against NY State law and irking lots of NY … Continue reading

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Starting to get ready for OND…

I’ve been at this wine sales thing for almost 25 years and it’s still extremely difficult to get into the OND frame of mind, while we are in the middle of the summer doldrums. For those of you not in … Continue reading

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Well it’s about damn time!

After almost 8 years in business, Rad Grapes is expanding our wine distribution into New Jersey. It’s like they say about having kids, “the timing will never be perfect, so…” I agree and it just got the point where it … Continue reading

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