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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 11, 2010 by ballymote

On May 10th, perhaps while I slept, or toiled at the job, one of my 9,973 relatives, 23 friends or maybe even one of the four lost souls of the internet stopped by my blog and became my 10,000th visitor of this first year of SOUTH JERSEY WINE AND DINE. Whomever you were, I thank you. I thank you for reading and I thank you all for NOT posting a comment today because, as I wrote a few days ago, I was going to send a bottle of wine to anyone making a comment on the same day we reached 10,000.

Maybe had I offered the bill shown here I would have a better chance at seeing a comment or two, especially from people I know well. Anyway, it’s been fun and I thank you. Your support has made this fun and hopefully, we can double that total in the second year. I think I will have a glass of wine!


Posted in wine blogs with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by ballymote

 Since the very first post back in early July of last year a great deal has happened to my South Jersey Wine Blog. We have had a name change to South Jersey Wine & Dine, a ton of restaurant reviews with plenty more to come, and most gratifying of all to me, a steady and consistent increase in readership. That first month of July there were 147 visits. I am thrilled to say that if the present trend continues we will reach 10,000 visits before our 1 year anniversary. This doesn’t even include my own visits!! A toast to all of you who have made the efforts I have put into writing this blog totally worthwhile.

 As any of you who live in the Philly/South Jersey area already know, February was a horrendous weather month with record snowfalls. This may have reduced the number of dining opportunities. March will be better as I already have reservations for Blackbird in Collingswood, ModoMio, in Philly and Creed’s Seafood and Steakhouse in King of Prussia, and those are just in the first 8 days of March!

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 It’s been fun sharing these first 100 posts with all of you and I just wanted all of you to know that I appreciate the fact that you find the information I provide on BYOB dining and wine possibilities in this area interesting. Thank you!        Slainte!


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 5, 2010 by ballymote

Before we get any deeper into 2010, I think it’s appropriate to make this name change. As of today, the SOUTH JERSEY WINE BLOG has become SOUTH JERSEY WINE & DINE.  I think this new name more accurately reflects the content of the blog, and may have more appeal to “foodies” who just aren’t as passionate about the virtues of the grape as I am.

There will certainly continue to be a preponderance of wine news and information, but the new title may inspire me to add some posts of greater interests to those who enjoy the local dining scene.

I have always considered this area where we live to encompass both sides of the Delaware River and therefore, there will be lots of info on food and wine from the Philly side as well as here in South Jersey.

I truly hope the majority of you agree with the new blog title and I appreciate the support you have shown in the past and I look forward to another great year of blogging.

Thanks to all who visit here on a regular basis!