Garces Trading Company hosts a Holiday Sip and Shop event in partnership with Garden State Wine Growers Association

Marilyn Johnson

Garces Trading Company and Garden State Wine Growers Association will host a special Holiday Sip and Shop Pop-up Event on Wednesday, December 14th, at Cira Centre (2929 Arch Street, 19104).

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Garces Trading Company hosts a holiday sip and shop event in partnership with Garden State Wine Growers Association on December 14th.Photo byGarces Trading Company

The festive and fun evening will feature complimentary wine and special happy hour priced bites, while guests sip and shop at the Garces Trading Company marketplace. The event will showcase curated gift boxes perfect for holiday gifting - including great items for hosts, families, foodies, cocktail lovers, cooks and home chefs, and everyone else on Santa's list. 

“Garces Trading Company connects Chef Jose Garces culinary experience and travels to local neighborhoods and communities. We are pleased to expand our support of local farmers to include growers and promote the Garden State as an agricultural powerhouse and producer of world class wines.” Garces Vice President of Operations Nate Johnson. 

Garces has partnered on this event with GSWGA to feature four New Jersey wines from Auburn Road Vineyards, Amalthea Cellars, and Old York Cellars. Guests will be able to sample and learn more about each wine from the winery owners themselves. The owners include: Scott Donnini, GSWGA Chairman and owner of Auburn Road Vineyards; Louis Caracciolo, GSWGA founder and owner of Amalthea Cellars; and David Wolin, owner of Old York Cellars.

“Now is the perfect time to celebrate award-winning New Jersey wines exclusively offered in Pennsylvania at Garces Trading Company” said GSWGA Executive Director Devon Perry. “We hope everyone will join us in raising a glass to local agriculture, local grapes, and local wine.”

In addition to the complimentary wine tasting, guests will be able to shop the market for holiday gifts and purchase specially priced happy hour bites by Garces Trading Company. The menu will feature chefs signature dishes such as GTC Onion Dip, Chicken Ropa Tacos and Albondigas.

This event is free and open to the public. There are no tickets required to attend the Sip & Shop event on December 14th. All wine samples at the event will be available for purchase by the bottle at Garces Trading Company Cira Centre.

Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer covering the food and drink scene of Philadelphia, South Jersey food, the greater Mid-Atlantic area, and beyond. Email Marilyn at phillygrub@gmail.com with food and travel news. If you liked this article, throw Marilyn a coffee! Follow Marilyn on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

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