About 56 Degree Wine
56 Degree Wine
Monday to Saturday: 10AM to 7PM
From Route 80 take 287 south to exit 30B, Route 202/Bernardsville
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56 Degree Wine offers free delivery with minimum order of $100 to the following New Jersey Counties: Somerset, Morris and Hunterdon. For all other New Jersey counties and all other states, orders will be shipped via Fedex Ground unless otherwise arranged.
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56 Degree Wine Staff
Chris Cree - Mastor of Wine
Chris has been in the wine trade for over 25 years, beginning when a trip to Europe after high school graduation developed into a life-long passion for wine. He has worked in virtually all of its aspects including winemaking, restaurant, import, wholesale, and retail. In 1996, he became only the thirteenth American to have passed the demanding Master of Wine Examination. Today, there are still only 23 Americans out of a total of approximately 235 people worldwide who have passed this most demanding wine examination since it was first given in London in 1953. The exam not only covers winemaking and grape growing, but the business of selling, marketing and distributing wine as well. It also demands that successful candidates identify (in a series of blind tastings held over three days), the grape(s) used, where they were grown (country and region), vinification methods employed, the vintage or age, alcohol, acidity, sweetness and the quality/maturity in a line up of 36 wines. Chris has also worked as a lecturer and educator for a wide array of clients including American Express, Merrill Lynch, Georgio Armani, IBM, Accenture, The Television Food Network, J.P Morgan, The Consulate Generale of Monaco, The Wall Street Journal, Crystal Cruise Lines, and many more. His success as a wine educator/lecturer can be attributed to a unique understanding of what people want to know about wine, a talent that evolved during years of working with clients of his retail shops. The result is a down to earth approach that is delivered in an intellectual but entertaining manner. His style prompted Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher of The Wall Street Journal to write the following: 'Real wine experts aren't snooty...they're simply passionate about wine. You'd enjoy sharing a bottle with (him)'.
Nita Bardolia - Sales Associate
Nita's interest in food and wine started over ten years ago, after completing culinary training courses in New York. It wasn't until she and her family moved to San Francisco, CA that her hobby became her career. Beginning in January 2001, Nita acquired a number of clients in the Bay area for whom she was a personal chef. Returning to the east coast and joining the team at 56 Degree Wine in January 2007, Nita has a great feel for pairing food and wine and is a wealth of knowledge for everyone who comes in the shop.
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