’Tis the Season for Wine Tasting at The Lambertville Station Restaurant

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The Lambertville Station Restaurant hosts its “Try Before You Buy” Holiday Wine Tasting Event on Friday, November 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 11 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey.

The holidays are fast approaching. With them comes the stress of deciding which wines to serve with holiday meals or at parties, and which are appropriate for gift giving. The Lambertville Station Restaurant offers a solution with its “Try Before You Buy” Holiday Wine Tasting Event on Friday, November 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 11 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey.

The cost for the event is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Advance reservations may be made by calling the Lambertville Station Restaurant at 609-397-8300 or by coming to the restaurant in person at 11 Bridge Street prior to November 4.

Guests will have the opportunity to visit various tasting stations to sample wines and sparkling wines from around the world in a relaxed, informal setting.

Representatives of several wineries will also be on hand to discuss the merits of their wines, suggest food and wine pairings and provide tips for selecting wines for various holiday occasions and gift giving. A wide array of hors d’oeuvres will be served, so guests can experience how the wines complement and enhance various foods and flavors. All wines will be available for immediate sale at special pricing.

Although the official theme of the wine-tasting event is “Holiday Wines,” Lambertville Station Restaurant Manager Jim Hall, who is coordinating the event, says he prefers to call it a “Try Before You Buy” wine event.

“If you’ll be serving wine at holiday meal or party this year, this is a great way to sample several different varieties before making your selection,” Hall explains. “We’ll be featuring what we think are some of this year’s best holiday wines.

“Our event is perfect for both the wine novice and the enthusiast because we do it in a very casual setting. People can sample whichever wines they choose. They’re free to talk to representatives of the various wineries. Those who already know a lot about wines can engage in in-depth discussions about the nuances of the wines. Novices can use this as an opportunity to learn the basics.

“One thing that everyone discovers at a wine tasting is that there’s only one rule when it comes to selecting a wine. You should choose what you enjoy drinking.”

Hall adds that the event itself can be a great way for attendees to kick off the holiday season.

“We do a couple of wine tastings every year, but this one is particularly festive because of the time of year. I highly recommend that before people get caught up in the frenzy of the holidays they treat themselves to what promises to be an evening of wonderful food, wine and casual socializing,” Hall says.

“I hope everyone attending will stay for dinner at The Lambertville Station, as well, and take time to stroll around Lambertville. This town has a lot of charm and character that you just won’t find anywhere else. It’s great way to kick off the holiday season.”

The Lambertville Station Restaurant is located in the restored 19th century train station along the Delaware and Raritan Canal in Lambertville. The restaurant specializes in American cuisine with flair including uniquely prepared wild game entrees from January through March. The restaurant is open for lunch, brunch and dinner. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., patrons who ask for the “Sunset Menu” get their choice of soup or salad, one of ten entrees and dessert for a fixed price of $14.95.

The Station Pub -- located in the downstairs of the restaurant -- is Lambertville’s premier destination for lively spirits and casual, diverse dining, featuring live blues and jazz on the weekends.

The Inn at Lambertville Station, adjacent to the restaurant, offers 45 antique-filled rooms, each featuring a decor inspired by a great city of the world, from London to New Orleans, from Paris to San Francisco, all with a river view.

The Lambertville Station is located at 11 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey. For reservations and information call (609) 397-8300 or visit http://www.lambertvillestation.com.

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