Month: October 2016

Two Reasons Why You Should Spend your Veterans Day Weekend at Jonathan Edwards

Thanks to those who have served to protect our freedoms, we have the opportunities to do things like travel, enjoy fine food and wine, start or support local businesses, give thoughtful gifts to friends and family, self-reflect through yoga and meditation, and prioritize our health and happiness. All of these freedoms come together in one weekend at Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington, as they host The Harvest Table and a Wellness Workshop.

Dog-Friendly Wineries along the Trail

Traveling and experiencing new places is always fun and exciting, but there is a big downside when you are a pet owner. Leaving a four-legged friend who is part of the family behind can be heart-breaking, knowing you are bound to have a great time. Sometimes you don’t get to spend as long as you would… Read more »

Sunset Meadow Vineyards – Not to be missed!

Sunset Meadow Vineyards is nestled in the scenic and beautiful Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. Family owned and operated, they grow 14 different varieties of grapes spread over 50 acres of sloping hills. Lauren Scorzafava of Petite in Pearls shares facts and tasting notes about this family vineyard & winery in Goshen.

5 tips for Wining and Dining Yourself

I am sure you can think of a handful of scenarios when you’ve asked a friend or two to check out a new movie, catch a concert, or visit a winery, and unfortunately they were busy. After a few tries, you most likely feel a little defeated, throw on some sweats and plop on the couch for the rest of the night. El Stevens provides 5 Tips to go to the movie, catch the concert, or go to the winery – GASP – alone! What do you have to lose? It has to be more exciting than the Keeping up with the Kardashians episode you have seen 10 times.

Meet Paradise Hills & The Ruggerio Family

If you’re looking for a vineyard with a family feel, look no further than Paradise Hills Vineyard in Wallingford. This Tuscan-themed winery is one of the most accessible wineries on the Trail, open every single day, even some holidays 11 AM – 8 PM (Sundays until 6 PM), making it a great daytime or evening destination.
I had the pleasure of meeting with Margaret Ruggerio Mena, winemaker and owner at Paradise Hills, on a late summer evening. We grabbed a table near the vines outside, sipped on Cayuga White and chatted about the vineyard before heading inside for a behind-the-scenes look at their winemaking.

Winemaker Profile: Maryann Houde, Gouveia Vineyards

Christina Musto chats with Maryann Houde, winemaker at Gouveia Vineyards, and gets a peak into the day in the life of a Connecticut Winemaker. Visiting Gouveia Vineyards is like visiting your favorite mountain getaway. You enter the driveway and are immediately transported to a peaceful, beautiful, vineyard property with rolling hills and gorgeous views. The tasting room is open and airy creating a relaxing tasting experience.