We’ve all seen wine aficionados going through their routine as they sample their classic wines.
You know—the swirl in the glass to check the color, the sniffing of the bouquet, the swishing of the wine in the mouth to pick up its accents and flavors.
It’s one of the great joys of wine selection and part of the education Vintage Wine Boutique at The Shoppes at The Water Club has always given would-be wine connoisseurs.
As for beer drinkers, well, that’s a little different right? The main taste element is whether it’s cold; it’s hard to see the color and sniff the bouquet from a can isn’t it?
Au contraire, mon amie.
At Vintage, we take beer as seriously as we take our classic selection of wines. And so we’re introducing a new line of craft beers guaranteed to turn any beer drinker into a connoisseur of the hops. These are beers so finely crafted, they stand up to scrutiny as well as any fine wine.
It’s going to be a real Motown week at Borgata with Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature – The Motown Show at the Borgata Music Box August 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16.
Then, on August 17 comes An Evening of Motown in the Event Center featuring The Four Tops, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Mary Wilson and Jr. Walker’s All Star Band.
The impact of the Motown sound with its mix of doo-wop, R&B, pop, blues, rock and roll and soul changed music in America and you can relive that explosion with an Evening of Motown at the Event Center. Together, the lineup presents some of the greatest songs of the 1960s from Martha Reeves and the Vandellas’ “Nowhere to Run” to the Four Tops “Reach Out I’ll Be There.”
Tickets are $75, $65 and $55 and are available here.
Motown and Borgata, is there a better way to spend a summer night?
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa continues its special summer series in partnership with Bay Atlantic Symphony on Sunday, August 3 with the symphony presenting two of Mozart’s last works–Clarinet Concerto in A major and Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major–in a concert titled All Mozart.
Surprised? Thought Borgata’s summer concerts were all about Sammy Hagar and Lionel Richie?
Don’t be. Borgata has a longstanding commitment to promoting the local arts scene and there’s no better proof than our partnership with South Jersey’s own orchestra the Bay Atlantic Symphony.
Since 2008, Borgata has gone classical with the Symphony and this is our second year presenting Bay Atlantic Symphony Summer Series at Borgata’s Music Box.
The series began in June with a successful performance by the Symphony with renowned pianist Yuja Wang.
A lot of us that enjoy a casual glass of wine now and then know that there’s a lot more to the taste of the grape than we’ve taken in so far.
We hear our friends talking about bouquets and body and aftertastes and pairing with cuisine, but for us it’s pretty much red goes with meat, white with fish and sweeter wines can go with dessert.
And then we pick up a bottle of plonk because we like the picture on the bottle (that’s right, we went there with plonk).
But this doesn’t have to be you anymore. Vintage Wine Boutique at The Water Club is putting an educational twist on wine this summer with The Wine Classroom, a series of wine classes that takes an international trip around the wine drinking world. Discover a world of wine with Borgata’s wine professionals, learn about wine pairings and sample some exceptional varietals (Ha, varietals, we’re already learning).
Today, July 24, is the day we all bow down and salute the wonder that is the blue agave plant.
Yes, the blue agave plant, a spiky-leaved plant that grows well in regions of Mexico where the red volcanic soil helps the plant produce the sugars (the agave is classified as a succulent) that make it so ripe for distilling. You know, like the region close to the town of Tequila.
That’s right, today is National Tequila Day and that can mean only one thing. Time for a toast.
And we at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa know a little something about tequila. In fact it’s a specialty of the house at Gypsy Bar, the best stocked tequila bar in Atlantic City offering up everything from blanco tequilas to Anejo tequila. Check out Gypsy Bar’s drink menu.
But it hardly stops there as you can get some of the finest tequilas in the world at other Borgata bars such as the Long Bar and the Sunroom Lounge and Sunbar—and pretty much everywhere else at Borgata.
The secret to the success of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s nightlife venues isn’t much of a secret—we have the best DJs in the business. Not just Atlantic City mind you, but anywhere.
Sunday’s resident MIXX DJ Paul Castro just makes that point even clearer. And he may be the ultimate A.C. DJ having moved here as a teen after growing up in Colombia. Castro, who goes with his own name rather than adopting a DJ moniker, has been spinning in southern New Jersey since the late 90s.
Castro—who also appears at Izakaya Mondays—revels in an old-school style designed to get the club to explode. In part of our series of Borgata in-house DJ interviews, we asked Paul some questions about his career, his influences and what you can expect when he takes over the nightlife sounds at Borgata.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is known for a lot of things—great rooms, magnificent spas, tremendous entertainment and restaurants, the best casino action in Atlantic City … it’s a long list.
But never forget that Borgata is on the Jersey Shore and a day at the beach is always part of the summer package.
Guests at Borgata can take advantage of Borgata’s free weekend shuttle to the beautiful beaches of neighboring Brigantine Beach just across Absecon Inlet. And we’ll even throw in the beach tags.
The free shuttle runs Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting) through August 31. Hours are 10am to 6pm.
It’s the new boxing, the new wrestling, the new martial arts form and its popularity has never been higher.
Mixed Martial Arts returns to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa August 9 when Cage Fury Fighting Championship presents three, count’em three action-packed title fights.
Of course, hardcore MMA fans know that the mixing of boxing, grappling and martial arts styles you see in an MMA fight isn’t new at all. The form has actually been around since the early 1900s.
But it was in the 2000s that MMA really took off in the U.S. setting attendance and viewership records that rival and even beat the greatest prize fights in history. Put simply, MMA offers up the baddest fighters and the most action-packed bouts anywhere.
Today’s MMA champions mix lightning-fast punches, kicks, knees and elbows, with superb wrestling and grappling skills. They’re capable of knocking out an opponent with a single strike or choking him until he taps or loses consciousness.
Atlantic City and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa have been at the cutting edge of the MMA explosion, especially when Borgata teamed with Cage Fury Fighting Championships, the nation’s No. 1 regional MMA promotion which has a long history of presenting MMA fights in Atlantic City.
We’ve been introducing you to Borgata Nightlife’s stellar line-up of DJs and today we turn to one of the most versatile open-format DJs in the country: DJ Politik, regularly seen at mur.mur at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Politik was born and raised in Los Angeles and is known for his energetic, eclectic, and tasteful style of spinning records and is a go-to DJ for anyone looking for the perfect balance of top-40, hip-hop, house, indie dance, rock, pop & classics.
DJ Politik, the son of a successful Russian pop singer has been in the studio with his mom since an early age and took up DJIng in the ‘90s. At just 16, he began working in Hollywood and cites DJ AM, Samantha Ronson, StoneRokk, Adam 12, and DJ Vice as major influences on his style.
He now holds local residencies in L.A., Las Vegas, New York, Miami, Chicago and here in Atlantic City.
In the culinary world, few chefs need less of an introduction than Geoffrey Zakarian.
He’s an Iron Chef, a TV star, an author and an executive chef at several restaurants around the country in New York, Miami and most importantly at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
You may know Chef Zakarian from his work on the Food Network shows “Chopped“, “The Next Iron Chef”, “Super Chefs“(which he won) and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate“, to name just a few of his shows. But we here at Borgata know him as the Culinary Lifestyle Consultant for Borgata’s signature hotel, The Water Club.
Yes, chefs like Zakarian get cool titles and you can usually check out his modern American cuisine by staying at The Water Club and ordering from the in-house menu or visiting The Water Club’s lobby lounge Sunroom.