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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Give me some Amore!

Sexy Wines

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Sexy Wines

Our 2015 Wine Appreciation Class series continues with a tantalizing tasting.

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 12th, 2015

$50

For more information and to register, click here.

$ix Under $12

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$ix Under $12

Our 2015 Wine Appreciation Class series continues with another one of our popular classes. Forget about hitting the auction block or spending a fortune to get that perfect wine. And don’t even think about giving up quality to save a buck. This class will show you how to find wines with an excellent PVR (price to value ratio) for under $12.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Special Price for this Class ~ $40!

For more information and to register, click here.

Uncork Your Inner Wine Expert!

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Uncork Your Inner Wine Expert!

Our 2015 Wine Appreciation Class 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!

Offered in two locations in January!

For more information and to register, click here.

Wines for the Holidays

Wines for the Holidays 

Enhance your holiday meals and parties with spectacular wine selections. From sparkling starters to sweet dessert closers, there’s a fabulous wine for every dish. We will also give some great tips for choosing the perfect host/hostess wine gift this holiday season. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 pm 

Tour de France Deux

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Tour de France Deux

Join us on our second journey through the country that is considered to produce the finest wines in the world. In our first Tour de France, we explored some of the most popular wines from Bordeaux to Burgundy to the Loire Valley. For this class, we will be tasting wines from some of the lesser known French regions, including Pays Nantais, Languedoc-Roussillon and the Southwest. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 pm  

 

The CT Wine Festival at the Durham Fair

Wine Institute of New England 

to present free wine appreciation seminar

at

The Connecticut Wine Festival at the Durham Fair

Durham Fairgrounds

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

at 2:00 pm

Hands Holding Wine

The Crush Club’s Harvest Wine Festival

The Crush Club's Harvest Wine Festival

Come celebrate the grape harvest at The Crush Club. There will be something for eveyone there, including wine tasting, a grape stomp and wine education seminars by 

Wine Institute of New England

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

 1:00-4:00 pm  

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Looking at the Wine World Through Rosé Colored Glasses

Looking at the Wine World Through Rosé Colored Glasses 

Come celebrate International Rosé Day in style! This class will dispel the notion that rosés are for girls only. Considered by some to be a less serious wine, rosés are making a comeback. Taste several styles of rosé from different regions and learn to appreciate these beautiful wines. Boys, you will definitely want to join the ladies for this class. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

 6:30-8:30 pm  

drink pink

 

 

Happy Anniversary to a Local AVA!

LOCAL WINERIES CELEBRATE 30th ANNIVERSARY

WITH

WINE, CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE

 

The Southeastern New England American Viticultural Appellation (SENE AVA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Formed in 1984, this AVA brings together wineries from Cape Cod and the Islands, all the way through South Coast Massachusetts and down to coastal Rhode Island and Connecticut.  

As part of the celebration, the Coastal Wine Trail will be having a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival this Saturday, June 21st, 2014, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Westport Fairgrounds in Westport, Massachusetts.

The Coastal Wine Trail is comprised of 10 wineries that span from Stonington, Connecticut all the way through the Newport, Rhode Island region up towards the South Coast of Massachusetts and down to Truro, Cape Cod.  Each winery is located along the scenic Atlantic shoreline, making the Coastal Wine Trail a great 2-3 day weekend trip for sightseers and wine lovers.

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Wineries currently in the Coastal Wine Trail include Connecticut’s Stonington Vineyards, as well as Coastal Vineyards, Greenvale Vineyards, Langworthy Farm, Newport Vineyards, Running Brook, Sakonnet Vineyards, Travessia Winery, Truro Vineyards, and Westport Rivers Winery.  

“Although each winery is located within close proximity to the coast, they all have very unique identities” said Kaisa Holloway Cripps of Running Brook Vineyard.  “Each winery has a distinct atmosphere which makes the trail a diverse and interesting experience for travelers.”

All ten of the Coastal Wine Trail wineries will be serving wine tastings at the Festival. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $40 at the door. For tickets and more information, click here: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate