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The annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is a multi-day event highlights the national, international and local food and beverage industry and features demos from multiple celebrity chefs. This year’s guests include Chefs Daniel Boulud, Adam Richman, Mary Giuliani, Scott Conant and Alex Guarnaschelli. The event benefits multiple charitable organizations, including the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation and Ment’or. The festival weekend will be held rain or shine. and anyone under 21, including infants or strollers, will not be admitted. Animals are also not permitted. See last year’s trade highlights here.
Mina Distributors will host its annual fall trade tasting at the Regal Beagle in New Haven on September 26. Wines from Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and Greece will be featured along with a variety of spirits. Suppliers and members of the Mina Foods team will be on hand to offer tastings and discuss selections with guests. To reserve a spot, contact Nicole at 203-874-6462.
The team at Monsieur Touton Selection Ltd. offers its fall trade tasting with a California and Italian Portfolio wine tasting coupled with BAR New Haven pizza. This event is for trade professionals and accounts only. Please contact your sales representative for more information or to RSVP.
Hartford’s Taste of The Nation fundraiser to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign will take place at Hartford’s Goodwin Hotel on September 30, 2018. Guests at the annual culinary event will have a chance to walk around and sample gourmet cuisine and libations from the area’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists with cooking demonstrations from more than ten “Cheftestants” from the TV show Top Chef. Internationally recognized French Chef, television personality and author Jacques Pépin will sign books for guests. The event will be led by Chef Chair Tyler Anderson, Chef/Owner of Millwright’s Restaurant, The Cook and The Bear, and Porrón&Piña and Event Co-Chair Angela Pitrone of Deloitte. One-hundred-percent of proceeds from the event will benefit No Kids Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America. For more information and to buy tickets visit here.
Opici Family Distributing will host its annual fall trade show at New Haven’s Lighthouse Point Park on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Trade professionals will learn about the company’s wine and spirits portfolios in a setting included on the National Register of Historic Places. Contact your Opici Family Distributing sales representative for more details and to RSVP. Highlights from last year’s event can be seen here.
Mohegan Sun will host its 7th Annual Sun BrewFest in its Earth Ballroom on Saturday, October 6. Guests will taste an array of over 150 domestic, craft, import, microbrews, ciders and more. Local restaurants will sell a variety of food offerings to pair with guests’ favorite brews. Entertainment will include live music and games such as ping-pong and foosball. Guests also have the option to register to compete in a Cornhole Tournament. Tickets for Sun BrewFest are available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster. A portion of all ticket prices will go to the Channel 3 Kids Camp.
Mohegan Sun presents Sip & Slice Connecticut, a beer and pizza pairing event, which will take place October 6 immediately following the Sun Brewfest in the Earth Ballroom. Local breweries and pizzerias from all over the state will collaborate to create the perfect beer and pizza pairings. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Channel 3 Kids Camp. This is a 21+ event. See more information here and purchase tickets here.
Brescome Barton Hartford Regional Fall Trade Show is themed “Goth in the Garden,” a fall trade tasting with wines, spirits, brews and bites.
This is a trade only event. Please contact your sales representative for more information.
Maximum Beverage presents the 6th annual WeHa (West Hartford ) Whiskey Festival. Sample from more than 200 different bourbons, scotches, whiskies, gin, tequilas, rums and many more. Premium cigars will be offered on the back patio. Food served by the renowned chefs at The Hartford Golf Club, raffle prizes, a VIP Tasting, local restaurant battle, live entertainment and more with proceeds from the event to benefit Hartford’s Camp Courant. View last year’s highlights here.
The Newport Wine & Food Festival will continue with a Vintner Dinner at Rosecliff on Saturday, September 22, from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m. The evening will feature vintners, chefs, sommeliers and wine & food enthusiasts for a dinner that will take guests “around the world” with food and wine. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception on the terrace followed by a five-course dinner prepared by award-winning chefs. Each course will be paired with select wines presented by a vintner who will speak about the winery, the specific wine, the vintage and why it pairs with the dish. Cocktail attire, jackets and ties suggested. Valet parking will be provided.
A second Grand Tasting will take place as part of the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival on the Marble House lawn on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Guests will have the opportunity to taste and experience wines from every major wine region, enjoy food from artisanal food purveyors and top restaurants and meet famous local, regional and national chefs. VIP tickets give guests early admission to the Grand Tasting at noon and access to a special VIP area throughout the event. This is a 21+ event.
Wine Wizards will host its Autumn Portfolio Tasting on Monday, September 24th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at its Rumford warehouse. Guests will have the opportunity to taste imported wine and spirits from Wine Wizards’ latest portfolio and discuss selections with visiting suppliers and the Wine Wizards team. This is a trade only event. Please contact your sales representative for more details.
See last year’s highlights here.
The fifth annual New England Whiskey Festival will take place at Twin River Casino on September 29, 2018. The festival brings together beverage companies, brand representatives and suppliers to showcase the latest whiskey products, trends and innovations for guests. Discover new brands, the hottest beverage trends, along with great food, samplings and entertainment. This is a 21+ event. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the RI Hospitality Education Foundation. Click here to see highlights from last year’s event.
Register for the annual 2018 RI Hospitality Golf Classic. A tasting event for golfers, and a golfing event for eaters and drinkers trade professionalizes and RIHA memebrs will enjoy a day on links for a good cause. Space is limited. Registration 9am, Shotgun Start 11am, Dinner 5pm. $1,200/team of four includes breakfast, lunch, cocktails and dinner.
Best Beverage will host its annual Fall Trade Show featuring wine, beer, cider and spirit portfolio selections with brand representatives and suppliers on hand.
Contact your sales representative for more information on this upcoming trade tasting.
See last year’s highlights here.
Bellevue Wine & Spirits presents the tenth annual Newport County YMCA Holiday Wine & Beer Tasting Event. The event includes a VIP reception and grand tasting featuring a vast selection of beer and wine from participating wholesalers and vineyards. The event benefits the Y’s Community Support Campaign, a program dedicated to enriching the lives of kids by strengthening their communities.
See highlights from last year’s event here.
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s 2018 “Stars of the Industry” awards dinner and ceremony will take place Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Created more than 29 years ago, the award ceremony is hosted by the RI Hospitality Association and RI Hospitality Education Foundation to recognize shining stars in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Exactly 906 industry professionals attended last year’s event from across all sectors of the trade. Recipients are nominated by their leaders, coworkers and customers. Awards are given in more than 20 categories. Winners are voted on by the public and elected officials of the board. For more information, visit the association website.
To view last year’s highlights, click here.