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UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug
18
Sun
2nd Annual New Haven Cocktail Week @ See website for venues and events
Aug 18 – Aug 24 all-day

New Haven’s second annual celebration of cocktails featuring more than 25 venues for a festive week of education, tastings and cocktails in the Elm City. Sponsors include Angostura, Appleton Estate Rum, Kraken Rum, Meletti, Michetrs, Litchfield Distillery, Knob Creek, Suntory Whiskey Toki, Wild Turkey, Tullibardine and more.

Events will take place at venues throughout New Haven, including Atelier Florian, BAR, Cask Republic, Christy’s Public House, Elm City Social, Geronimo, House of Naan, Mecha, Next Door, Oak Haven Table & Bar, Olives and Oil, Ordinary, Owl Shop, Roia, Shell & Bones, Sherkaan, Temple Grill, Zafra and more to be announced.

For schedule of events, venues, menus and information, click here.

To see last year’s highlights, click here.

 

Aug
22
Thu
September 2019 Connecticut Beverage Journal Mailing
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Aug
24
Sat
New Haven Craft Beer Fest 2019 @ Temple Plaza
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The third annual New Haven Craft Beer Fest will take place in Temple Plaza on August 24, 2019. Guests will have the opportunity to sample over 50 beers from more than 30 breweries during three sessions in at outdoor setting. Food, music, and games will be available. Hosted by Prime 16 New Haven. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

 

Sep
10
Tue
The CDI Experience Fall Trade Show @ Mohegan Sun Casino
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 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
11
Wed
Monsieur Touton Selection Fall Trade Tasting @ Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The team at Monsieur Touton Selection, Ltd. offers its fall trade portfolio tasting featuring hundreds of wines.

This event is for trade professionals and accounts only. Please contact your sales representative for more information or to RSVP.

See highlights from last year’s trade tasting here.

 

 

 

 

 

Sep
14
Sat
Small State Great Beer 2019 @ Downtown Hartford
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The fourth-annual Small State Great Beer Fest will take place in downtown Hartford on September 14, 2019. Guests will have the opportunity to taste beer, cider and spirits from over 40 Connecticut breweries and distilleries while enjoying live music. Food will be provided by a number of food trucks including Baba Ghanoush, Bear’s Restaurant Group, Chief Brody’s Banh Mi, Craftbird Food Truck, Hartford Baking Co., Iron & Grain Co., NoRA Cupcake Company, The Celiac Epicurean and The Whey Station. This is a 21 + event and will be rain or shine. For more information visit the Small State Great Beer Facebook page.

See last year’s highlights here.

 

 

Sep
16
Mon
Brescome Barton/Worldwide Wines 8th Annual Charity Golf Outing @ New Haven Country Club
Sep 16 all-day

Brescome Barton/Worldwide Wines will host its Eighth Annual Charity Golf Outing at the New Haven Country Club in Hamden, Connecticut in support of the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation (MC-LEF) on Monday, September 16. MC-LEF provides educational assistance to the children of fallen United States Marines and Federal Law Enforcement personnel. Since its founding in 1995, MC-LEF has awarded over $73 million in scholarships and other humanitarian assistance, supporting over 4,000 recipients.

Members of the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation believe that our nation’s most precious resource is its youth. 97% of all donations raised go to direct support of mentally or physically disabled children of Marine Corps families for medical equipment or tutoring. Scholarship assistance is provided for children of Marines and to those of Federal Law Enforcement personnel who died while on active duty. Learn more at www.mc-lef.org and help us support their mission.

For questions, to donate or to participate in this year’s event, contact Mia Ginter at BBGolfTournament@brescomebarton.com. Registration is open and runs until August 30. See last year’s highlights here.

Eder Bros. Inc. Fall Trade Tasting and Portfolio Show @ Evarito's
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Eder Bros., Inc. welcomes its accounts and trade guests for a its first fall portfolio showcasing of select wines and spirits. Please contact your sales representative for more information. This event is trade-only.

See last year’s first fall show highlights here.

 

Sep
17
Tue
Brescome Barton Presents “A Tasting on the Harbor” @ Boca Oyster Bar
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Brescome Barton welcomes trade guests and accounts for its first fall trade  portfolio show, featuring wine, spirits and beer selections: A Tasting on the Harbor. Please contact your Brescome Barton sales representative for more information. This event is trade-only.

See last year’s first fall show highlights here.

Hartley & Parker Fall Trade Tasting @ Tokeneke Club
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hartley & Parker Limited, Inc. will offer two September fall trade tastings for its accounts and trade guests: one along  the Shoreline and the other in Fairfield County. Trade only.  For more information, contact your Hartley & Parker sales representative.

See last year’s highlights here.

Aug
17
Sat
Maison Louis Latour Grand Cru Tasting @ The Ocean House
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A pour of Louis Latour 2016 Macon-Villages Chameroy.

Watch Hill’s Ocean House, along with MS Walker of Rhode Island will offer a tasting of 20 Grand Cru wines from Maison Louis Latour. Led by Latour’s Ambassador Emeritus Andy Fruzzetti, guests will have the opportunity to taste both white and red burgundies while learning about the famed family-run négociant-éleveur and its two centuries of winemaking tradition and innovation. A portion of ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the Ocean House Foundation for Charitable Giving.

 

 

 

 

Aug
22
Thu
September 2019 Rhode Island Beverage Journal Mailing
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sep
5
Thu
RI Hospitality Association Economic Outlook Breakfast @ RI Convention Center
Sep 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
RI Hospitality Association Economic Outlook Breakfast @ RI Convention Center | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Hosted  by the RI Hospitality Association (RIHA), the seminar will provide updated information about the Restaurant & Lodging industries and the necessary facts to plan budgets, strategies, and marketing action steps for the next year. Panelists will discuss opportunities for growth, challenges, and how the market in Rhode Island compares with regional and the national economic outlook. Presenters:

  • Hudson Riehle, SR. VP of Research/Information, National Restaurant Association will present critical information that will help Rhode Island restaurateurs get ahead of the competition.
  • Rachel Roginsky, Principal, Pinnacle Advisory Group presents the lodging industry with the most up to date statistics and economic overview specific to Rhode Island.
  • Heather R. Singleton, RIHA’s Chief Operating Officer will present on current workforce development challenges and trends in the Rhode Island hospitality industry.

 

Sep
10
Tue
Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island Fall Trade Wine Show @ Chapel Grille
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island Fall Trade Wine Show @ Chapel Grille | Cranston | Rhode Island | United States

Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island is hosting a fall trade tasting showcasing fine wine selections for trade accounts and professionals.

Contact your sales representative for more information or to RSVP. Trade only.

See last year’s highlights here.

 

Sep
16
Mon
MS Walker Fall Wine & Spirits Show @ Onmi Hotel Providence
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MS Walker Fall Wine & Spirits Show @ Onmi Hotel Providence | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

MS Walker of Rhode Island will host its 2019 Fine Wine & Spirits Experience fall portfolio show. Trade-only. Save the date.

More information will be available via MS Walker sales representatives prior to the event.

See last year’s highlights here.

Sep
21
Sat
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting @ The Marble House
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Saturday Grand Tasting will take place as part of the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival on the Marble House lawn on  September 21, 2019. 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
22
Sun
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting @ The Marble House
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Sunday Grand Tasting will take place as part of the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival on the Marble House lawn on  September 22, 2019. 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
23
Mon
Best Beverage 2019 Fall Trade Tasting @ Best Beverage
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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-only tasting.

See last year’s highlights here.

 

 

Sep
28
Sat
New England Whiskey Festival @ Twin River Casino Hotel
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The sixth annual New England Whiskey Festival will take place at Twin River Casino on September 28, 2019. 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.

 

 

 

 

Oct
8
Tue
Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island Fall Trade Show @ Café Nuovo
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Johnson Brothers of Rhode Island is hosting a fall trade tasting showcasing selections from its spirits portfolio for trade accounts and professionals.

Contact your sales representative for more information or to RSVP. Trade only.

See last year’s highlights here.