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Welcome to the Faustini Wines blog. Here you will find info on what's happening at the winery, our thoughts on winemaking, food, life, and wine industry news. Let us know if you want us to post on any topics.... 

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Anthony Faustini
 
January 12, 2012 | Anthony Faustini

2011 - A Year in Review at Faustini Wines

The year 2011 will always be remembered as the year we laid the foundation for our family business for the next decade. So much has changed since the beginning of the year that I thought I would do a quick review of some our changes and offer a glimpse into the future at Faustini Wines.

2011 - A Year in Review at Faustini Wines

  • Launched our new website along with wine clubs, social networking integration and onsite reviews

  • Partnered with a new fulfillment house which allows us to provide enhanced customer service for shipping orders.

  • Successfully moved our production facility that provides us the ability to grow

  • Added three new vineyard sources (two of which are certified organic)

  • Successfully launched a new wine brand at the Atlantic City Food and Wine Show - Play Date

  • Secured distribution for our wines in New York and New Jersey wine markets

  • Hired a full time winemaker to help shape the direction of our wine programs

  • Harvested and crushed our first ever vintage of Napa Valley Malbec

  • Launched our first holiday gift package with our partners 2 Chicks with Chocolate and Wine Soiree'

  • Lastly, we ended the year with a bang with our nationally televised interview on Fox Business News http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1314987374001/turning-wine-passion-into-a-successful-business/

Now that the foundation is in place, its time to look forward. We fully expect to have our wines represented in more and more fine restaurants in NYC and NJ in 2012. We will be expanding our portfolio to include a new Cabernet Sauvignon called "1023". This is a 100% Cabernet from a certified organic fruit source in Rutherford. We also plan to expand the Play Date line of wines.

Lastly (and some might say most exciting), is the opening of our tasting room in Napa in the spring of 2012. We have been working hard on this for most of 2011 and are now ready to go. Please plan to visit us this summer and join our mailing list to be notified about our grand opening party!  

Time Posted: Jan 12, 2012 at 8:15 PM
Anthony Faustini
 
October 22, 2011 | Anthony Faustini

Cabernet Harvest Begins

We have been patiently waiting and now the day is here. Today we harvested our Cabernet Sauvignon from our certified organic vineyard source in Rutherford. More on the 2011 harvest in the weeks to come but for now, here's a sneak peak of the fruit coming in.

Time Posted: Oct 22, 2011 at 7:58 AM
Anthony Faustini
 
June 7, 2011 | Anthony Faustini

Beach House Clams for Father's Day

Enjoy Father's Day next week with a great recipe from Faustini Wines.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 Cup Chopped Pancetta

  • 3/4 Cup Chopped Roma Tomatoes

  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Yellow Onion

  • 2 dozen Fresh Little Neck Clams

  • 4 cloves Chopped Garlic

  • 3 Tablespoon Un-Salted Butter

  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Itailan Parsley

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil

  • 1 Teaspoon Grey Salt

  • Pinch Crushed Red Pepper flakes (optional)

  • 1/3 Cup Faustini Beach House #34, Sauvignon Blanc

  • 1 Lemon (Juice of)

In sauté pan, add olive oil and pancetta and render it down. Then add onion and cook until almost transparent, then add garlic. Add mixture into a roasting pan along with butter, lemon juice, grey salt, wine, clams, and red pepper flakes (optional).

Cover roasting pan with aluminum foil and place inside oven pre-heated at 425 degrees (you can also place on an outdoor grill). Allow 10-15 minutes cook time. As the first clam opens, add chopped tomatoes and cover for another 2-5 minutes. Once all of the clams open, remove from oven/grill place into large bowl and add chopped parsley. Enjoy

Also, great over linguine

Time Posted: Jun 7, 2011 at 8:35 AM
Anthony Faustini
 
November 8, 2010 | Anthony Faustini

Lamb & Wolves Party

Join us on Tuesday, November 9th: 7pm - 9pm at Glen Goldbaum 72 and Glen Goldbaum's Lambs & Wolves Den of Beauty for a party. Featuring a display of iconic images by famed rock photographer Mark Weiss, a tasting of wines from Napa Valley winery and local local Red Bank residents Anthony & Michelle Faustini, and vintage hot towel shaves by superstar barber Shane Bruno.

Time Posted: Nov 8, 2010 at 8:41 PM