Blogger Christine Conroy is on a mission! Traveling around the state with her husband to get Passport to CT Farm Wineries stamps is her goal. She clarifies the difference between the 26 members of the CT Wine Trail and the 38 pages of wineries in the 2017 Passport, gives tips for how to visit multiple wineries in one day, and highlights the importance of keeping tasting notes.
Summer wine cocktail recipes for every palette.
Father’s Day is a great time to hit the CT Wine Trail! Great events and deals across the Trail.
Red, White and Rosé. Blogger Michelle Griffis visited Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington on May 29 for “Memorial Day and Music.” Tunes from The Choos, four wines on the tasting menu, and general atmosphere despite the rain made for a relaxing afternoon.
Blogger Michelle shares a recap of her tasting experience at Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery in Wallingford.
An annual event at Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington marks the release of their DARK port wine…and so much more. Delectable chocolate truffles and local entertainment from a bygone era. Jazz and burlesque in the barrel room – how dark and decadent!
CT Wine Trail blogger Christina Musto shares her story with Cru Podcast: Stories from the People Behind Wine. Christina is the 4th generation of a family wine business, Musto Wine Grape Company, based in Connecticut where she works with commercial and home winemakers to provide them with the tools and grapes they need to make great wine.
Though Lorelai would undoubtedly choose coffee over wine any day, Sookie St James, chef at the Independence Inn, and then Dragonfly Inn in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, understands the importance of a good wine and food pairing.
Considering that the Gilmore Girls series was based in a fictional Connecticut town in Litchfield County, characters in the show may have been familiar with local wines. Right? We could only hope. Especially if you’re Taylor Doose, owning the town’s only market, or Sookie, making sure her food is best-represented.
In honor of the new Netflix revival that debuted November 25, we’ve put together a few pairings from Litchfield County wineries that even Sookie would be proud of.
The idea for the Connecticut Wine Trail came from Sherman P. Haight, of Haight Vineyard, in Litchfield, Connecticut, in 1988. It wasn’t until 1992, however, that the state dedicated the trail, and five wineries became official members. As the years went on, more wineries and vineyards have joined the “trail of happiness”, and now the Connecticut Wine Trail is home to 25 unique wineries/vineyards.
Connecticut chocolatier, Munson’s Chocolates, has released a 12-piece collection of non-alcoholic truffles made with wines from Holmberg Orchards and Winery in Gales Ferry, Jerram Winery in New Hartford, DiGrazia Vineyard in Brookfield, and Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret. Each wine has a signature flavor profile, which the company artfully captured into a single taste experience.