July 27, 2013 at 8:16 AM
MILLBURN, NJ – Think you know your wines? Jose and Toni Sotelo, proprietors of UnWined will be hosting a wine-tasting contest on Friday, August 2, from 6-8 PM. Guests may stop in and take the challenge of tasting three different red wines and trying to guess the varietals. Correctly naming the three grapes will earn a prize.
“It’s a fun way to try some some new wines and put your knowledge to the test,” Mr. Sotelo said. “Even people with a deep knowledge about wine can have a hard time trying to identify different varietals .”
Unwined specializes in wines from smaller boutique vinyards. The shop is smaller than some other wine stores, but Toni Sotelo sees that as an advantage.
“Having a smaller format store, we hand-pick every wine we carry and can help you in the selection process,” she said. “It makes buying wine more manageable and less intimidating.”
UnWined also hosts tastings most Friday evenings and often features wine importers and distributors to discuss the wines, They keep track of what every customer purchases, so they may stop by to get more of something they liked without having to remember the name.
They also deliver to downtown restaurants, making the “bring-your-own” experience a breeze. UnWined is located at 345 Millburn Avenue.