Paradise Hills Vineyard and Winery of Wallingford paired with Pacifico Restaurant in downtown New Haven for their second Wine and Tapas dinner. Blogger Michelle Griffis attended this pairing event in November and reflects on the great dishes and wine pairings she experienced that evening.
National Give a Wine Club Day falls on December 15, 2017, and celebrates gifting wine clubs over all else to those 21+ to support agriculture and the art of winemaking. Wine clubs give the recipient flexibility to try new wines, order their favorites, or get limited vintages before the general public. Often customizable via different tiers – you pick the type of club/wines included, the number of bottles, shipping preferences and frequency, and more – there is a type of wine club for every palate and budget. In this post, we explore Wine Club offerings at Connecticut wineries.
Autumn means many things. Our favorites: harvest season, peeping foliage, apple picking, and a new wealth of cool-weather vegetables that have appeared to create some perfect pairing dishes. We love sweet potatoes, acorn and butternut squashes, but pumpkin is an easy pick because of its versatility. Find out some of our favorite pumpkin and wine pairings right here.
Architectural Digest recently highlighted seven wine regions across the nation that are giving Napa Valley a run for its money. We are thrilled that Wallingford, CT, wineries Paradise Hills Vineyard and Gouveia Vineyards were mentioned.
Harvest season is easily the busiest time of year for Connecticut Wineries: the weather is a little cooler, the vineyards are lush and full of ripe grapes, and wineries are bustling with activity. During this time, we reached out to some of the CT Wine Trail wineries to see what their harvest traditions are and when this annual process takes place in the northeast.
We round up all of the CT Wine Trail members’ Instagram accounts for you! Just click the links and then follow!
Blogger Michelle Griffis highlights Stonington Vineyards’ 30th Birthday Celebration on July 22 – a day of live music, food trucks, party hats and wine, of course! Make sure to visit Stonington Vineyards soon and congratulate them on their three decades of winemaking in Connecticut!
Blogger Michelle Griffis enjoys a special brunch at Preston Ridge Vineyard, one of several they will host over the summer.
Recently engaged? Congrats! When you’re planning your wedding and selecting your bridesmaids, consider in your distribution of tasks who will be planning your Bachelorette Party… and drop subtle hints that you want to celebrate at a CT Wine Trail vineyard or winery. Look no further than this post for tips from fellow bride-to-be, Vanessa, for what you need to do to plan the best outing with your squad!
Blogger Christina Musto is ready for the CT Wine Festival! Are you? Get your tickets, register for New England’s largest grape stomp, plan which wineries stations you want to stop at, and pick out your outfit. It’s an incredible weekend, coming up this July.