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UPCOMING EVENTS

Dec
26
Wed
January 2019 Connecticut Beverage Journal Mailing
Dec 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jan
9
Wed
Worldwide Wines Winter Closeout Trade Tasting @ Worldwide Wines
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Worldwide Wines will host its annual closeout tasting on January 9, 2019. Attendees will be able to learn about, and sample, wines and spirits from remaining inventory selections, including wines and spirits from regions around the world.

Trade only. Speak to your sales representative for more information.

 

Jan
23
Wed
February 2019 Connecticut Beverage Journal Mailing
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jan
26
Sat
Sun Wine Fest Grand Tasting and Vintage Cru Event @ Mohegan Sun
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sun Wine Fest Grand Tasting and Vintage Cru Event @ Mohegan Sun | Montville | Connecticut | United States

Grand Tasting

Sample over 1,000 varieties of wine, beer, and spirits during the 16th annual Sun Wine Fest Grand Tasting. Purchase signature dishes from some of the region’s most highly-rated restaurants and the main culinary stage features a day full of celebrity chef demonstrations. Join host Ryan Kristafer, WTNH’s CT Style alongside co-host Teresa Dufour for Saturday’s Grand Tasting Chef Demo, schedule:

  • 12:15pm – 12:45pm: Maneet Chauhan
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Marcus Samuelsson
  • 1:45pm – 2:15pm: Alex Guarnaschelli
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Todd English
  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm: Aarón Sánchez
  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm: Brian Duffy
  • *Schedule subject to change.

Saturday, January 26th from Noon to 5:00pm – Earth Expo & Convention Center. Tickets to the Sun Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting are $99.00 per person. Tickets for designated drivers are $20.00 per person.

Vintage Cru presented by Bobby Flay

Taste the “best – of – the – best” vintages and get one – on – ones with the winemakers during the Vintage Cru presented by Bobby Flay. Enjoy the raw bar and pick up your $50.00 iGourmet gift card before you leave!

Saturday, January 26th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm – Earth Ballroom.Tickets to Vintage Cru presented by Bobby Flay are $150.00 per person. The ticket price includes the Vintage Cru and a $50.00 iGourmet gift card. Tickets do not include access to the Grand Tasting.

Feb
25
Mon
March 2019 Connecticut Beverage Journal Mailing
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Dec
14
Fri
Whiskey Wonderland Holiday Bazaar @ Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co.
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sons of Liberty will host its sixth annual Whiskey Wonderland Holiday Bazaar in its tasting room in South Kingston on December 14 and 15, 2018. The event will feature Sons of Liberty’s craft beers and whiskeys along with craft cocktails made with Sons of Liberty’s spirits. Guests will have the opportunity to shop local vendors and sample food from a variety of local restaurants, including Back 40, Eddie’s BBQ, Chophouse Grille RI, The Burgundian: Coffee and Waffles and TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill. Live music will be provided by Spumante, Brian James Quartet and James DeSalvo III. This event is 21+ after 5 p.m.

 

 

Dec
15
Sat
Whiskey Wonderland Holiday Bazaar @ Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co.
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sons of Liberty will host its sixth annual Whiskey Wonderland Holiday Bazaar in its tasting room in South Kingston on December 14 and 15, 2018. The event will feature Sons of Liberty’s craft beers and whiskeys along with craft cocktails made with Sons of Liberty’s spirits. Guests will have the opportunity to shop local vendors and sample food from a variety of local restaurants, including Back 40, Eddie’s BBQ, Chophouse Grille RI, The Burgundian: Coffee and Waffles and TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill. Live music will be provided by Spumante, Brian James Quartet and James DeSalvo III. This event is 21+ after 5 p.m.

 

 

 

Dec
26
Wed
January 2019 Rhode Island Beverage Journal Mailing
Dec 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jan
23
Wed
February 2019 Rhode Island Beverage Journal Mailing
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jan
26
Sat
7th Annual Rhode Island Brew Fest @ Waterfire Arts Center
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The annual Rhode Island Brew Fest is returning in 2019, and ticket sales are open as of October 1. The event, which features local and regional breweries in two all-samples-included sessions, will be held on January 26, 2019 at the Waterfire Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The event is produced by Gray Matter Marketing. “Attendees have the opportunity to sample beer from across the state and the region, and speak with brewery representatives about their favorite beverages,” says Matt Gray, President of Gray Matter Marketing. “The festival is a great way to break up the dreariness of January with a fun, indoor event.”

The 2019 Rhode Island Brew Fest is at a new venue, the Waterfire Arts Center in Providence. “This beautiful venue comes with tons of amazing improvements for the Rhode Island Brew Fest, including increased event space, indoor bathrooms, and on-site parking,” says Lisa McCurdy, Director of Communications at Gray Matter Marketing and the Rhode Island Brew Fest. “We’re thrilled to be supporting Waterfire Providence, a champion of the independent Rhode Island arts scene since 1994. Their mission aligns with our efforts to support our state through the Rhode Island Brewers Guild, Rhode Island brewers, and local Rhode Island vendors.”

The 2019 Rhode Island Brew Fest will have two, three-hour sampling sessions from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. All beer samples are included in session tickets. Each session will also feature local vendors including Narragansett Creamery, Knead Donuts, the Newport Jerky Company, Benito’s Hot Sauce, the Edgewood Cheese shop, and Russel Morin Catering. Tickets are limited, and this event will sell out as it has in years past.  The Rhode Island Brew Festsupports the attending brewers by purchasing all of their product at the festival. Unlike many beer festivals, there are no booth fees for brewers. In addition, a portion of every ticket sold to the 2019 Rhode Island Brew Fest will be donated to the Rhode Island Brewers Guild in their efforts to support breweries in the Ocean State.

Feb
16
Sat
Newport Vineyards’ WINEterfest @ Newport Vineyards
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Newport Vineyards will host its 23rd annual WINEterfest Weekend on February 16 and 17, 2019. The event will offer guests two full days of wine tasting at the venue’s Ice Wine Bar and beer tasting at Newport Vineyards’ new onsite brewery, Taproot Brewing Co. Entertainment will include live music and the chance to take part in a Grape Stomp Competition. Food will be available from Newport Vineyards’ culinary team. Kids 15 and under are free (no ticket required). For 16+ and non-tasting tickets, please email general@newportvineyards.com.

 

Feb
17
Sun
Newport Vineyards’ WINEterfest @ Newport Vineyards
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Newport Vineyards will host its 23rd annual WINEterfest Weekend on February 16 and 17, 2019. The event will offer guests two full days of wine tasting at the venue’s Ice Wine Bar and beer tasting at Newport Vineyards’ new onsite brewery, Taproot Brewing Co. Entertainment will include live music and the chance to take part in a Grape Stomp Competition. Food will be available from Newport Vineyards’ culinary team. Kids 15 and under are free (no ticket required). For 16+ and non-tasting tickets, please email general@newportvineyards.com.

 

Feb
25
Mon
March 2019 Rhode Island Beverage Journal Mailing
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
27
Sat
8th Annual Newport Craft Beer Festival @ Great Friends Meeting House
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The 8th Annual Newport Craft Beer Festival will take place at the Great Friends Meeting House in Newport on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. Among a variety of featured brews, the region’s most popular sours will be highlighted. Plus, a VIB (Very Important Beer) session will take place April 26, featuring top selling local beers. The event will take place in two sessions with session one running from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and session two running from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Event is 21+, rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the Rhode Island Brewers Guild. More information to come. Highlights from last year’s event can be found here.