The CT Wine Festival Experience, as told by Christina Musto

By Christina Musto, threadsandvino

ct-wine-fest2The 2016?CT Wine Festival?in Goshen was a lot of fun. I highly suggest attending. The CT Wine Trail rolls out a great spread for you to enjoy. The day is filled with delicious wine, tasty food, fun events, and interesting artisan booths. You can try many different wines from all over the state, enjoy some delicious local eats, and even take care of some shopping along the way. There really is something for every 21+ attendee to enjoy. Even the designated drivers were having a blast – apparently lots of Pokemons attended the event! 😉 Also, the grape stomp competition is always super entertaining – so why not enter next year and see what it takes to win it?!

ct-popsMy favorite food booth was the?Pop-Centric Boozy Popsicles.??They were incredible. Not only were they a life saver from the heat but the Peach Mango Vino Blanc pop was particularly delicious. I’m hoping their truck makes it out to the Hartford area soon or I might have to make a special trip to their shop in North Haven, CT.

Another exciting thing about the?CT WineFest?was meeting up with new Instagram friends.?@Connecticut_Uncorked?and I had been chatting back and forth via the social media app and were finally able to meet in real life! Super fun to meet the awesome people behind the account. I love their perspective on wine and their enthusiasm for Connecticut wine in particular. Looking forward new collaborations with them and other Connecticut wine bloggers. Make sure to check them out on?Instagram?and?Facebook.

Now because there was a lot of wine and socializing, unfortunately I forgot to write down all of the wines I tasted. So instead of giving tasting notes on the wines, I’ve outlined my favorites from the wineries who were at the event. I hope you get to try their wines and enjoy them with friends and family!

2016 Wine Festival Featured Wineries and Wines:

Cheers! 🙂

Author

Christina Musto

Christina is a long-term member of the American Wine Society (AWS) and has been working with wine grapes since she was 11 years old. Christina graduated from Sonoma State University with her Wine Business MBA, she is a founding member of the Women Winemakers of Connecticut group and a Sommelier. Currently she works at Musto Wine Grape Company, LLC. helping source wine grapes for home makers. She is currently enrolled in the UC Davis Winemaking Extension Program and will be taking her first level WSET this winter. Christina loves all things wine and is excited to share her CT wine experiences with you! Cheers!

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