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.
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.
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 Griffis recaps her springtime visit to Preston Ridge Vineyard in Preston, CT.
Blogger Michelle Griffis interviews Preston Ridge Vineyard’s winemaker Steven Sawyer about growing hybrid grapevines in Connecticut during a springtime visit to the Preston, CT vineyard and winery.
Blogger Michelle Griffis attends Chamard Vineyards’ Walden Hill Acorn Pork Dinner; a five-course meal inspired by one of the Clinton winery’s favorite local farms.
Blogger Christina Musto pairs wines from Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery in Wallingford with SkinnyPop popcorn… a pairing inspired by Olivia Pope’s vino/popcorn pairing on the hit show ‘Scandal’.
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!
Blogger Michelle shares highlights from her chocolate, cheese and wine pairing event experience at Chamard Vineyards in Clinton, CT.