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Traveling Vineyard Brings Wine-Tasting Home

Wine tasting is a great way to get together with friends, try something new and sip your worries away. If you’re looking for all the  same perks, but without the long waits, impersonal service and a lack of variety, then #HipNJ has got the scoop on the Vineyard you need to know about. And it’s right in your own living room.

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo chats one-on-one with Christine D’Elia about the Traveling Vineyard. This innovative service brings everything you need for a fun, hip wine-tasting party right to your door. The wine, the glasses, lessons in food pairing, even host discounts are provided during your ‘tour’. Your Traveling Vineyard Guide will also show you the latest in wine accessories, like personal aerators and wine savers. Who doesn’t love a good accessory?

One of the best parts about these in-home wine tasting parties, besides the delicious wines, is that it’s free to host! After your tasting, guests and hosts are invited to order wine and accessories for direct shipment. With the bottles ranging from $11.99-$29.99 you’ll want to stock up until your next tasting.

If you find yourself falling in love with the ease of wine appearing at your door (who wouldn’t?) you can join the ReWined wine club. Members receive customizable, curated wine selections each month.

“The idea is to make it really accessible,” says Christine. Whether you are new to wine tasting or you consider yourself a pro, you’ll find yourself savoring this style of tasting. “I’ve had to whole spectrum. And people on both sides say ‘Wow, I really learned something today!’”

These in-home tastings pair well with all types of events; Galentine’s Day, Bachelorette Parties, corporate events, family functions, game nights, or a couple’s night-in.

To reserve your in-home, exclusive experience, Christine can be found on Facebook at Wine Girl Tastings and on Instagram at Wine_Girl7. Cheers!

Empire City Casino

Fun Fall Festivities All Season Long at Empire City Casino in Yonkers

Hip New Jersey is heading to Empire City Casino this fall when the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination hosts an assortment of fall festivities for everyone to enjoy.

Just a short drive away, Empire City Casino is easily accessible via car or by purchasing a line-run package that includes a food voucher and free play offer when you join the casino’s free membership, the Empire Club. The casino offers free, self-parking, or you can valet for a nominal fee and enhance your experience with easy access straight into the casino.

Get ready to cheer on New Jersey on Sunday, 9/16 at the second annual Food Truck Mash-Up, a celebration of the best food trucks from New York versus the best New Jersey has to offer. Dine on a smorgasbord of delicious delicacies while enjoying live entertainment, local vendors, and plenty of activities & fun for the whole family. Tickets are on-sale now starting at just $5. 

On Thursday, 9/27 the battle of the wings returns for the second annual Wingfest. The event will be ‘amazewing’ with hot wings and cold beer. Get ‘sauced’ on all-you-can-eat chicken wings prepared by more than a dozen area restaurants. Tickets start at just $55 and include all food & beverage along with $10 free play. Get yours today here.

Travel the world without ever leaving the country at the International Trot, taking place on Saturday, 10/13. The finest trotters from across the globe converge on Yonkers with glory on their minds and a $1-million prize up-for-grabs. Will Italy return to defend their title? Come dressed in your country’s colors and enjoy International delights in the trackside Beer Garden, featuring a performance by The Nerds.

For more on events happening at Empire City Casino, including comedy shows, late-night bowling, and free live music, check out empirecitycasino.com.

TENCEL™ by Lenzing and 3×1 on The New York Denim Days Festival

The New York Denim Days Festival is happening on September 22nd and 23rd, and the excitement is spreading! #HipNJ chatted with Tricia Carey of TENCEL™ by Lenzing and Patrick Gorny of 3×1 about their part in the event!

“With our product, we really like to focus on soft, sustainable clothing that also drapes well on the body,” Gorny states. “TENCEL™ is the perfect fiber for that.”

Carey expressed her excitement for the upcoming Denim Days New York. “We’re so happy that 3×1 is a part of the event, and a part of TENCEL™ Denim.”

3×1 offers TENCEL™ fabrics for both men and women. “The reason why we really love it is because of the stretch,” Gorny says. “When a wearer buys this product, they feel unbelievable in it.”

For more information on New York Denim Days and to purchase tickets, visit Denim-Days.com.