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.
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 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.
Father’s Day is a great time to hit the CT Wine Trail! Great events and deals across the Trail.
National Rosé Day, the second Saturday in June, is a wonderful reason to visit a Connecticut winery! This year, National Rosé Day falls on Saturday, June 10, 2017. And – because we love lists – we made a list of 10 things you should do and have ready to bring along with you this weekend! Don’t forget to share your Rosé Day escapades on social media using #NationalRoseDay and #MyCTWineTrail.
Reminder: Mother’s Day is on Sunday May 14! You know… that day when you treated mom to breakfast in bed as a kid, or send her a gushy card with a tiny gift box full of… wait. What do you get for a mom in 2017? With all the “Best gifts for Mom’s” blogs and Pinterest boards, it’s getting hard to decide what memory foam slippers or handmade birthstone jewelry is right for your mom… How do you “Wow” her? Whether the mom in your life pretends to navigate a “choo-choo”spoon into her kid’s mouth, has seen her kids off to college, or anywhere else along the path of motherhood, the CT Wine Trail can help show her a wonderful time!
Tried and true, Evamarie shares a DIY tutorial for décor from her own wedding at Chamard Vineyards! Learn how to make wedding, shower or birthday sign-holders out of wine corks.
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.
Evamarie Gomez of Connecticut Uncorked shares tips and tricks for the CT Wine Festival, including: Buy your tickets early and online; Get there before or after peak time; Have a Designated Driver, and more!
A Connecticut vineyard is a great place to take your engagement photos. With so many beautiful vineyards across the state, there is definitely one within a short distance from you. Whether you love wine or not, the scenery at our local wineries is vast and stunning. From the vines themselves, to luscious trees, rustic buildings and sometimes ponds, picnic areas, gardens, and flower fields you’ll have a wide variety of backdrops to choose from.