Everyday Tastings
Free Wine Tasting Station at Wine AcademyCome taste our Wine Academy Selection on a daily basis FREE of charge before making your personal selection. With wines uncorked and ready to pour you can sample the harvest before your purchase – ensuring ultimate satisfaction purchased with your hard earned money.

Two Tasting/Classes This Week

MacGavins Single Malts

Wednesday, March 23 - 7pm to 8pm

In Store Tasting - Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch

Wednesday, March 9 - 7pm to 8pm

Come join Ryan Caswell, The Glenlivet Ambassador, for a tasting of Single Malt Scotch. Wednesday, March 9th from 7 - 8 pm.

In Store Tasting - "The Glenlivet"!!!

Wednesday, December 15 - 4pm to 6pm

Come by Wine Academy Superstores this Wednesday, December 15 from 4-6pm as we will have an in-store tasting with Ryan Caswell "The Glenlivet Brand Ambassador" and Michael McNeil (District Manager for Pernod Richard) tasting "The Glenlivet"!

They will be pouring "The Glenlivet" - 15 year, 16 year and 18 year bottles. They also may bring along something "SPECIAL"!!!

So come and enjoy a taste with us - this Wednesday, December 15 from 4pm to 6pm at the Wine Academy Superstore on Route 70 & Shorrock Rd - Home Depot Shopping Center - Lakewood/Brick.

On-Site Personalized Engraving !!!

Saturday, December 4

Come by Wine Academy Superstores on Saturday as we will have personalized engravings on every purchases of Jack daniels Single Barrel, Woodford Reserve and Gentleman Jack.

The engravings will take place in the store from 1pm to 4pm. Customers can get a personalized message engraved on each of these items.

Bud Girls On-Site

Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 12 Noon - 3PM

Come get your pictures taken with the world famous Budweiser Girls and enjoy major discounts on all Anheuser Busch products!!!


Friday, November 12, 2011

Come share the day with us at Wine Academy Superstore in Lakewood, NJ – 1900 Route 70 – Home Depot Shopping Center. We’ll have major discounts on most items, all day wine tastings and vodka tasting, and for those beer drinkers out there the Bud Girls will be on hand to help you find your way through the store.

Look Out For FREE Vodka/Tequila/Scotch Tastings!

Spirits - 'The Alderotti Code'

The origin of the term 'liquor' and its close relative 'liquid' is believed to have formed from the Latin verb liquere, meaning 'to be fluid.' We can thank Middle Eastern Alchemists for the word 'spirits,' they were having more success and fun playing with elixirs and distillation rather than turning lead into gold. By the 12th century the method for distillation was written in code. In the 13th century, you guessed it, Tadeo Alderotti seemingly broke the code and went public, thus man and womankind has never looked back.

Claims about the origins of specific beverages are controversial, often sparking national pride. However, they are all plausible after the 12th century. It was then that Irish whiskey and German brandy became widely known and available. Leaping into the 20th century in America, there was Prohibition, a very difficult time in history that created all sorts of Elliot Ness and Mario Puzo style codes. Prohibition ran its course, and everyone came away with an important lesson, still true and useful today, 'every great drink has two very important ingredients - moderation and responsibility.'

Prohibition-Era Cocktails:

Mary Pickford
Along with her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford was at the pinnacle of the first generation of movie royalty. This 1920s Cuban concoction is all her.
Stir well with cracked ice:
1 1/2 oz white rum
1 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 teaspoon grenadine
Strain into chilled cocktail glass and drop in a maraschino cherry.

Colony Cocktail
New York's Colony was no ordinary speakeasy. It was where Vanderbilts and Windsors went to dine in a civilized manner, and if that included a drink or two, then bartender Marco Hattem would provide one, or more, and no questions asked.
Shake with cracked ice:
1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz grapefruit juice
2 tsp maraschino
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Bacardi Cocktail
The proximity of Cuba to Florida ensured that the wildly popular Bacardi Cocktail stood a pretty good chance of being made with real Bacardi.
Shake well with cracked ice:
1 1/2 oz light rum
1 /2 oz lime juice
3 dashes grenadine
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Barbary Coast
Only desperation would cause somebody to mix Scotch and Gin, but Prohibition was a desperate time and the results aren't bad.
Shake with cracked ice:
3/4 oz blended Scotch
3/4 oz gin
3/4 oz creme de cacao
3/4 oz heavy cream
Strain into chilled glass.

Whiskey Old-Fashioned
The Old-Fashioned was around before Prohibition and it was around after Prohibition, but never was it more needed than during Prohibition - being no better way to improve the taste of terrible bath-tub liquor.
Muddle 1 sugar cube with a teaspoon of water and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters in the bottom of an Old-Fashioned glass until the sugar dissolves.
Add 1 and 1/2 oz in order of Prohibition-Era popularity: straight rye, bourbon, Canadian or blended Scotch, and stir briefly.
Then add 2-3 ice cubes, stir again, squeeze a large swatch of thin-cut lemon peel over the top and drop it in.
This drink is always best if you let it sit for a minute or two before sipping.

This French creation became the defining cocktail of the era.
Shake well with cracked ice:
1 and 1/4 oz cognac
1/2 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
Strain into chilled, sugar-rimmed glass

French 75
Named after an hard-hitting World War I artillery piece, the French 75 is, as far as can be determined, the only cocktail invented in the United States during Prohibition to become a classic.
Shake with cracked ice:
1 and 1/2 oz London dry gin
1/2 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
Strain into highball glass full of cracked ice and top off with chilled champagne

Borsao Grenache - $7.99

Cadonini Pinot Grigio - $6.99

Capa Tempranillo - $6.99

Protocolo - $6.99

Temparodo Malbec - $9.99

Les Grandes Cabanes Syrah - $9.99

Wrongo Dongo - $8.99

Primaverina Bianco - $6.99

Los Nevados Wines - $9.99

La Forge Wines - $9.99