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November 2017

Book Release: Author Jean Marie Pierson

November 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Meet author Jean Marie Pierson and hear her read from her new Christmas novel, The Light in the Woods, which is set during World War II. Jean will also sign hardcover copies her book, which will be available for purchase. Wine will be available by the glass, with complimentary hors d’ oeuvres. There is no fee to attend this event, but please reply to this email if you plan to attend so that we can plan accordingly. Being that it…

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Roast Chicken

November 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$65.00

The measure of every serious home cook is Roast Chicken because, when done well, it so deeply satisfies almost everyone. It is also the pro forma model for roasting other fowl including capon, duck, pheasant, goose and - of increasing relevance - turkey. Want to up your game on Thanksgiving? Master the roast chicken. In this 3-hour class you'll learn how to select a bird, stuff it with a mir poix and fresh herbs, then truss, roast and carve it.…

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Art of Risotto

November 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$20.00

We've come to view Risotto as the world's best flavor delivery device: small amounts of vegetables, shellfish, meat or just fresh herbs are reduced to their essence. But like so many dishes, risotto requires doing a few things just right; approach and technique matter. In this 1-hour kitchen demo, we'll show you the fundamentals of great risotto through two recipes: they start exactly the same way, but end up in very different places. - Risotto Milanese - Risotto with Parsley…

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Bread Basics

November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$65.00

For years we have taught how to make artisanal, restaurant-quality bread in home kitchens without ancient starters, fancy mixers, wood-fired brick ovens, and so on. It's all about doing a few things right, and then practicing so you get the feel of it. Indeed, bread is all about ingredients and process; only then can the artist in you come out. In fact, one of our earliest students - a former U.S. Army Green Beret who previously showed no interest in…

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Thanksgiving Wine

November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A tradition at Mount Salem is opening our cellar door in the days before Thanksgiving to help you find just the right bottles for your feast. This includes wines that have not been on our tasting menu for a while, but that you may personally enjoy. We do this because we believe Thanksgiving is perhaps the most important holiday in America, enjoyed by everyone regardless of religious beliefs, political views, or status. It is the one day we all do…

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Gift of Art: Make Your Own Holiday Card

November 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$85

Students will have the opportunity to create original mini works of art to be used as a holiday gift or greeting card. Using water color, colored pencils or pen & ink, students will have the option of following the instructor, Andrea Gianchiglia (seen above) step-by-step or composing their very own unique composition. Inspirations such as holly, holiday décor and simple objects in the 1811 farmhouse will fuel the yearn to create. This seminar begins at 10 AM and concludes at…

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Thanksgiving Wine

November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A tradition at Mount Salem is opening our cellar door in the days before Thanksgiving to help you find just the right bottles for your feast. This includes wines that have not been on our tasting menu for a while, but that you may personally enjoy. We do this because we believe Thanksgiving is perhaps the most important holiday in America, enjoyed by everyone regardless of religious beliefs, political views, or status. It is the one day we all do…

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2014 Austrian Reds – Tasting

November 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$20.00

We celebrate our vintage 2014 Austrian red varieties with a horizontal tasting of Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, Saint Laurent and a cuvee of all three, known here by the name "Matthias". We will lead off with our flagship white, Grüner Veltliner, to awaken your palate. - Blaufränkisch - native of Austria - Saint Laurent - transplant from France 400 years ago, cousin of Pinot Noir - Zweigelt - hybrid of Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt - "Matthias" - blend of all three wines above…

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December 2017

Winter Escape – Art with Andrea

December 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$85

Students will create a wondrous winter landscape in both pastels and watercolor in a cozy location in the vineyard farmhouse. Step by step demonstrations and guidance will be given by the instructor, Andrea Gianchiglia (seen above) with focus on color temperature and use of complimentary colors. Photographs will be supplied for inspiration. Materials will be provided. This seminar begins at 10 AM and concludes at 1:00 PM, when a seasonal luncheon will be served and wine will be available by…

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August 2018
$20.00

Viognier, Grüner Veltliner, Austrian Red Cuvee For this Pairing, we feature two rich white wines and a sleek blend of three reds. The Viognier is grown for us near Vineland, NJ, whereas the Grüner Veltliner and the red cuvee of Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt and St. Laurent are all estate grown.  They will be paired with a dish so awesome that the French and Italians argue over its origin: Braised Lamb Shoulder with White Beans. You will see this dish prepared while…

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