Have you seen the new Roger Wilco Pennsauken? This building has stood tall since 1950, and we thought now was the perfect time to give it a face-lift. So this summer, we dedicated ourselves to remodeling the store and making it better than ever for our customers.  And now, since we have an improved look, we want to thank our shoppers for helping Roger Wilco get this far.  Here’s a look at where it all
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September 4, 2019

Cognac: Wine or Spirit?

Long before Alka Seltzer, Band-aids, Jello, or Kleenex, there was Cognac! With the possible exception of Champagne, Cognac is arguably the most known French word in the world. And like Champagne, Cognac is a place. And that place makes Brandy.  Brandy is a distilled spirit made from fermented fruit juice. It can be produced using any grape or fruit. The inception of the spirit can be traced to an enterprising Dutch shipmaster who was trying
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Hitting the town this weekend? Sip on the Summer Days & City Nights cocktail! This cocktail only requires a few simple ingredients: 2oz of your Vermouth of choice1oz of vodka1tsp of Green Chartreuse 2 dashes of orange bitters1 dash of lavender bitters Creating this drink is easy, too! Just stir the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice until well chilled, and you’re all set to head out for a fun-filled weekend. Find all the
Summer is heating up, and so are the seasonal drinks at Roger Wilco! These warm weather favorites are sure to cool you down, serve as the perfect crowd pleasers for your next BBQ, and turn any day a tropical vacation. No pool day would be truly complete without a refreshing summery beer or cocktail. These 5 drinks have been flying off the shelves this month, so grab them for yourself before they’re gone! High Noon
By Certified Sommelier Jimmy Quaile If you’ve ever gone into a wine store and felt intimidated by the French aisle or opened a wine menu and immediately turned to the familiar Cabernets or Red Blends section, you’re not alone. It’s even understandable. Most people can’t pronounce what is on the French wine label, let alone know what’s in the bottle. Well I’m here to tell you, you don’t know what you’re missing. A little basic
Want to cool off with a refreshing, fruity frozen cocktail? Celebrate National Daiquiri Day on July 19 by creating your own Strawberry Daiquiri! This summer staple only requires four ingredients: 1 ½ oz of aged Jamaican or Puerto Rican rum¾ oz of fresh lime juice1 strawberry6 (or however many you prefer) ice cubes And believe it or not, creating this cocktail is even easier than finding its ingredients. Just add everything into a blender, blend
By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier The perception is that France’s love of wine goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. That is actually not the case. Before World War I, people from different regions of France drank different things. Some drank beer and others drank wine, and EVERYONE drank Absinthe, the highly-alcoholic and Anise-flavored spirit. Absinthe was the drink of choice for the so-called “Lost Generation” of authors and artists like Hemingway, Baudelaire, Van
Cheers to You, Mom — A Brief History of Mother’s Day By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier When we think of Mother’s Day, we typically think of flowers, chocolates, brunches, and quality family time. But where did it all begin in each part of the world? The ancient Greeks honored mothers by paying tribute to Rhea, the mother of all gods. The Romans had their own mother of gods, Cybele, who they built an entire temple
The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar, the iconic drinking establishment in Venice, Italy. The sunset-pink color reminded Cipriani of the toga worn in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini…hence the name. The drink consists of puréed white peaches and Prosecco. The original recipe was made with a bit of raspberry or cherry juice to give the drink a pink glow like the painting. Prosecco
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April 17, 2019

Easter Wine Pairings

By Jimmy Quaile, Certified Sommelier Easter is the perfect time to gather around the table with your family and enjoy delicious food, fun conversations, and great wine. Here are some Easter food and wine pairings to try this year! And don’t worry if you don’t have or like the go-to wine for each food, because we listed some perfect alternatives. Food                             
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