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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep
18
Tue
CDI Experience Fall Trade Show @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Annual trade-only tasting for Connecticut Distributors Inc. (CDI) accounts and guests.  Fine wine portfolio, spirits, and cordials are showcased with special events and food provided throughout the event. For more information contact your CDI sales representative.

See last year’s highlights here.

 

Sep
22
Sat
Greenwich Wine + Food Festival @ Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

 

 

 

Sep
24
Mon
October Connecticut Beverage Journal Mailing
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sep
26
Wed
Mina Distributors Fall Trade Tasting @ The Regal Beagle
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

 

Sep
27
Thu
Monsieur Touton Selection Fall Trade Tasting @ Bar New Haven
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

Sep
30
Sun
Hartford’s Taste of the Nation @ The Goodwin Hotel
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

 

Oct
1
Mon
Opici Fall Tasting at Lighthouse Point Park @ Lighthouse Point Park
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
6
Sat
Sun Brewfest @ Mohegan Sun Casino
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

 

 

October 6, 2018: Sip & Slice Connecticut @ Mohegan Sun's Earth Ballroom
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

 

 

Oct
10
Wed
Brescome Barton Presents “Goth in the Garden” Trade Tasting @ The Pond House Cafe at Elizabeth Park,
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 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.

 

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Sep
20
Thu
RIDC Whiskey Experience Trade Show @ Crowne Plaza, Plaza Ballroom
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Rhode Island Distributing Co. for the annual trade tasting of whiskies from Scotland, Ireland, United States, France, China, Canada and Japan.

RSVP/Trade Only to your sales representative. This event is trade only.

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival: Bordeaux Grand Cru Dinner @ The Elms
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm

The annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival will kick off with the Bordeaux Grand Cru Dinner at the Elms on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Guests will have the chance to experience a French-inspired evening reminiscent of the Guilded Age. After Champagne and canapés and a mansion tour, guests will be served a five-course dinner with wine pairings from the five legendary Bordeaux properties. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

For a full list of the Newport Wine & Food Festival’s tasting and dining events and tickets, visit here.  For last year’s highlights, visit the gallery here.

 

Sep
21
Fri
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival: Wine & Rosecliff Gala @ Rosecliff
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

A Wine & Rosecliff Gala will take place as part of the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival in the Rosecliff ballroom on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Guests will have the chance to enjoy fine wines and food from award-winning chefs, along with live music and dancing. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit here.

For a full list of the week’s tasting and dining events and tickets, visit here.  For last year’s highlights, visit the gallery here.

 

 

Sep
22
Sat
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival: Grand Tasting @ The Marble House
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting will take place on the Marble House lawn on Saturday, September 22, 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.

For a full list of the week’s tasting and dining events and tickets, visit here.  For last year’s highlights, visit the gallery here.

 

 

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival: Vintner Dinner @ Rosecliff
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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.

For a full list of the week’s tasting and dining events and tickets, visit here.  For last year’s highlights, visit the gallery here.

 

 

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival: Newport After Dark @ Forty 1⁰ North
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am

The Newport Wine & Food Festival will feature a Newport After Dark event at Forty 1º North in downtown Newport on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with winemakers, chefs, and artisanal purveyors while tasting specialty cocktails, light late night bites,  and wines from some of the Newport Wine & Food Festival partners.  Sponsored drinks or libations via a cash bar will be available.

For a full list of the week’s tasting and dining events and tickets, visit here.  For last year’s highlights, visit the gallery here.

 

 

Sep
23
Sun
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting @ The Marble House
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

For a full list of the week’s tasting and dining events and tickets, visit here.  For last year’s highlights, visit the gallery here.

 

 

Sep
24
Mon
October Rhode Island Beverage Journal Mailing
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wine Wizards Autumn Portfolio Tasting @ Wine Wizards
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

Sep
29
Sat
Fifth Annual New England Whiskey Festival @ Twin River Casino Hotel
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.