Tour de France

Wine Institute of New England

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Tour de France

Join us on a journey through the country that is considered to produce the finest wines in the world. Discover the birthplaces of many of your favorite varieties and indulge in some wonderful wines from Bordeaux to Burgundy to the Loire Valley, and beyond.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 

Sexy Wines

Wine Institute of New England 

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Sexy Wines

Taste some of the sexiest wines in the world such as voluptuous Viognier and silky Pinot Noir. Discover which wines to drink for romantic occasions, or any time. You’ll be ready for Valentine’s Day next year, whether you’re eating out, or staying in for the evening. 

Monday, March 10, 2014 from 6:00-8:00   Rescheduled date!

Big Reds

Wine Institute of New England

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Big Reds

Not for the timid, this class focuses on big reds from around the world. Compare red wines from both the old and new worlds, discover what is meant by “body,” learn just what makes a big wine big, and get great tips on pairing these serious sippers with food.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 

Say Olé to Spain!

Wine Institute of New England

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Say Olé to Spain!

Explore the splendor of sparkling, white, and red Spanish wines region by region. We will cover several areas, including Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rias Baixas, and the Penedes. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 

Sexy Wines

Taste some of the sexiest wines in the world such as voluptuous Viognier and silky Pinot Noir. Discover which wines to drink for romantic occasions. You’ll be ready for Valentine’s Day this year, whether you’re eating out, or staying in for the evening.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 

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The Best of Wine & Chocolate ~

Join Us!

Knipschildt Chocolatier (CT Magazine's Best of CT for chocolate) and Wine Institute of New England (CT Magazine's Best of CT for wine appreciation) join forces to bring you the best of both worlds. Accompany us on a gustatory journey to tantalize the senses. The evening begins with chocolate-infused hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine, followed by a guided pairing of wine and artisan chocolate from CT.

This event will be held at Chocopologie Cafe, 12 S. Main Street, Norwalk, CT 

February 5th, 2014 7:00-9:00 pm

$59/person Limited to 36 people. Advanced registration required.

Flights of Whites

Join Us

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

from 4:30-6:30 pm

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Flights of Whites

This is not your same old Chardonnay! Come explore the wealth of choices from around the world available to white wine drinkers, including some less well-known but wonderfully delicious whites. We will also discuss white wine and food pairings.

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The Crush Club

65 South Colony Street

Wallingford, CT

 

 

That’s Amore! The Wines of Italy

Join Us

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

from 3:00-5:00 pm

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That's Amore! The Wines of Italy

Taste a sampling of what Italy has to offer. From Amarone to Barbera, Chianti to the Super Tuscans, Greco di Tufo and beyond, we will explore Italy's wealth of native grapes, and the winemaking traditions of the land of love.

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The Crush Club

65 South Colony Street

Wallingford, CT

 

Mangia! Pairing Pizza & Wine

Join us for a few slices and some wine pairing tips on

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

from 6:30-8:30 pm

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Mangia! Pairing Pizza & Wine

Tired of grabbing the same old pizza wine every time you order out? Learn some secrets to pairing wine and food, discover what wines work with your favorite pies, and enjoy a few slices while we're sipping.

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The Crush Club

65 South Colony Street

Wallingford, CT

Bubbly on a Budget

Join us as we spread some holiday cheer on

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

from 3:00-5:00 pm

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Bubbly on a Budget

Celebrating in style doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. Discover a world of affordable bubbles from France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the United States and beyond. Learn about the different methods used for creating these super sparklers.

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The Crush Club

65 South Colony Street

Wallingford, CT