CT Wine Festival at the Durham Fair

Wine Institute of New England

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A Connecticut Wine Tasting:

Discovering Our Local Vines

The Connecticut Wine Festival

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The Durham Fair

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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Eighth Annual Connecticut Wine Festival

The Connecticut Wine Festival will be returning to the Goshen Fairgrounds in Litchfield County on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, for its eighth year of showcasing some of Connecticut’s best wines. Sponsored by the Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association (CVWA) and presented by the CT Wine Trail, the festival features fine wines from a wide variety of local vintners. The festival also features wine classes, specialty food vendors, and artisanal crafts, as well as a variety of live musical entertainment.

Daily admission to the CT Wine Festival ($35 at the door), include free wine tastings, a commemorative festival wine glass for the tastings, and a tote bag. Guests under 21 and Designated Drivers can attend for a reduced admission price of $10. Photo ID with proof of age is required for the wine tasting. Hours for the Festival are 12:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, July 23, and 12:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 24. More information and a complete list of participating wineries can be found at www.ctwine.com.

Festival proceeds are used to promote the CVWA Wine Trail and the Connecticut wine industry. The CT Wine Trail, a state approved winery and vineyard awareness program, features trails that wind their ways through some of the most scenic and historic regions of Connecticut.

“We are very pleased to once again host 14 of Connecticut’s wineries and allow patrons to sample some of the many wines that are produced right here in Connecticut,” said Sherrie Palmer, Festival Manager.

Wine Institute of New England will be presenting a free wine seminar  – A Connecticut Wine Tasting: Discovering Our Local Vines – on Saturday, July 23, at 2:00 pm.

The specialty food vendors are primarily members of the Connecticut Specialty Food Association, an association that is part of the Connecticut Food Association. They feature local foods made in Connecticut. Adams Hometown Market, a Platinum Sponsor of the Festival, will also sell advance tickets at its stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts and also through its Better Valu and Tri-Town locations.

For more information, visit www.ctwine.com. You can also email info@ctwine.com or call (860) 216-6439.

Wines of South America

Wine Institute of New England

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Wines of South America

May 19th, 2016

6:30-8:30 pm

Join us for our final Spring 2016 Thirsty Thursday wine class. We will discuss the wine producing regions of South America and try some of these incredible wines that are becoming serious contenders in the global wine world, while still being some of the best bargains to be found.

We will be tasting more than your mama’s malbec!

Malbec and more!

Tomatoes & Tuscan Tipplers

Wine Institute of New England

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Tomatoes & Tuscan Tipplers

Join us for the next in our Friday Night Nips and Nibbles series as we travel to Tuscany. Try several variations on a classic pairing ~ Tuscan wines and regionally-based dishes. We will discuss the various subregions of Tuscany, including Chianti and Montalcino, and pair these wines with the delectable cuisine of this region, prepared on site by Chef Daniel Chong-Jiménez.

May 6th, 2016

6:30-8:30 pm

Tuscan Tipplers

How Sweet It Is

Wine Institute of New England

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How Sweet It Is

Wine does not have to end with the main course! Join us for the next in our Friday Night Nips and Nibbles series as we focus on dessert. There is a world of sweet wines available to pair with any dessert your sweet tooth desires. Learn how to end your meal elegantly with fortified wines, late-harvest wines, and ice wines, to name just a few. Wines will be paired with delectable desserts prepared on site by Chef Daniel Chong-Jiménez.

Coffee and tea can wait.

How Sweet It Is

Beef, Bonbons & the Banks of Bordeaux

Wine Institute of New England

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Beef, Bonbons, and the Banks of Bordeaux

Join us for the next in our Friday Night Nips and Nibbles series as we journey to France. Learn what the banks of Bordeaux have to offer, from powerful Cabs to velvety Merlots to sinfully sweet Sauternes. Each wine will be paired with an exquisite French morsel, either savory or sweet, prepared on site by Chef Daniel Chong-Jiménez.

Bordeaux Bonbons

Sensory Evaluation

Wine Institute of New England

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Sensory Evaluation

If you’re ready to take the next step from simply enjoying wine to understanding wine, this is the class for you. We will discuss the various components that make up a wine (e.g., acidity, sweetness, astringency), and taste examples of wines that boldly exhibit these components so that you will be able to identify them when you come into contact with them. Wine geeks welcome!

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Wine Geek!

That’s Amore! The Wines of Italy

Wine Institute of New England

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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 and beyond, we will explore the native grapes and winemaking traditions from the land of love.

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Give me some Amore!

Uncork Your Inner Wine Expert in 2016!

Wine Institute of New England

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Uncork Your Inner Wine Expert!

Our 2016 Thirsty Thursdays series begins with one of our most popular classes. Learn wine tasting techniques in a fun and non-intimidating atmosphere while you try several highly rated wines. We will also share several excellent tips for optimizing your wine drinking experiences. This class will provide the information you need to feel more confident when selecting and tasting wines at home, with friends, or while entertaining clients. If you haven’t had your inner wine expert uncorked yet, you must try this class!

For more information and to register, click here.

CT Wine Festival at the Durham Fair 2015

Wine Institute of New England

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Loca-Pours for Locavores!

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The Connecticut Wine Festival

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The Durham Fair

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

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