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Malbec One of my favorite duties as a Sommelier is the opportunity to taste and discover new exceptional wines. (Yes, I do love my job, but I assure you that is only part of it!) And when I can’t get to the wineries due to the everyday demands of my job, I simply love it when the winery—and the winemaker—come to me!  Such was the occasion when Aaron Buoncristiani of the Napa Valley family winery bearing his name visited me at the Inn with an extraordinary line up of wines. Aaron and his three brothers are running the show at Buoncristiani Family Winery. The Winery was established in 1999 by ...
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1    cup       Butter, unsalted ¾    cup      Sugar 2    tsp        Lemon Zest 1    each      Egg ¼    tsp        Baking Soda 1    Tbsp     Rosemary, fresh chopped 2 ¼    cup    Flour, All Purpose ½    tsp        Salt 1    cup        Pistachios, chopped r...
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Although Mother Nature seems reluctant to let go of winter, the dates on the calendar reassure me that it’s time to dig my hands into the earth and begin planting the Inn’s garden.  This will be our fourth year of planting and harvesting our own garden, and I never lose the excitement of watching the first tiny shoots poke up through the soil. Early spring is always a tricky time of year because I am eager to get the seeds and starter plants in the ground, but I know if I plant too early, the frost could ruin a lot of hard work and planning.  There are some vegetables that can be st...
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BIRDS AND WILDFLOWERS ARE A SURE SIGN SPRING HAS ARRIVED IN BERNARDSVILLE The Bernards Inn offers a special Go Birding! Spring Getaway Package. Guest blogger and Teacher Naturalist Stephanie Punnett Foster gives you a preview... Glorious birdsong and the earliest blossoming wildflowers are sure signs that spring has finally arrived at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville (www.njaudubon.org ) .  Located just minutes from the Bernards Inn, the sanctuary is a natural treasure of flora and fauna that we hope you’ll be able to enjoy. Bring your binoculars and explore the...
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Senator Gaylord Nelson founded the first Earth Day in 1970 as an environmental teach-in, and over the decades  it has expanded into a celebration observed by over 140 countries around the globe.  Earth Day has even “blossomed” into Earth Awareness Month and APRIL is the dewy springtime when we celebrate our planet. Earth Day aims to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth’s environment and the Bernardsville area is blessed with an abundance of wonderful parks and outdoor sanctuaries.  Just a few minutes from The Bernards Inn is Natirar, a stunning 404-acre property loc...
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