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Winter Wine Class Series

February 4, 2020 7-9pm: The New Guard of Wines from the Old World

February 27, 2019 7-9pm: Australia Uncorked and Refreshed

March 10, 2019 7-9pm: East Coast Rising...the Best of New Jersey, New York and...


Upcoming Winter Wine Education Classes- February 4, February 27 and March 10, 2020
Please join me for 3 dynamic wine classes this Winter as I explore new wine trends and facets of wine appreciation. For the first time, I will be offering a “Cellar Selection” class with reserve level wines and heightened wine education. The wine classes will be held at The Blue Bottle Cafe in Hopewell, NJ from 7-9pm. 
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“New Jersey Wines on the Rise” at the Winemakers Co-Op event at Unionville Vineyards on
Top wine producers were on display touting the unique terroir in New Jersey.
By George Staikos, The Educated Grape Read more

Winemakers Co-op tasting feature article on The Educated Grape….“Businesses partner together to educate and entertain.

Visit to read the article. 

NJ Monthly: On The Vine

You can read my weekly wine blogs on New Jersey Monthly magazine’s website called “On the Vine”. For a look at my all of my wine blogs from this year, please visit

Inside Jersey Feature- Summer 2014

In the Summer edition of Inside Jersey, I was asked to select a case of wine for a summer beach house for $150. Click here for the details of the story.

Hunterdon Life Magazine Feature
George Staikos and The Educated Grape were featured in the September issue of Hunterdon Life Magazine.

New York Times Feature
George Staikos was featured as a top wine educator in New Jersey in the January 24 New York Times

New Jersey Monthly Magazine Feature | March 14, 2012
Get Educated in NJ About Wines
George Staikos, who has worked with many California wineries and has also directed wine, food & service programs in the hospitality industry… read more

New Jersey Monthly Magazine Feature | February 13, 2012
Sip and Tell
Seven Wine Experts And An Intrepid New Jersey Monthly Reporter Conduct A Blind Taste Test To Find The Best Wines In the Garden State… read more

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