In July, Winemaker Benedetto Baracchi, traveled from Cortona, Italy, to Connecticut for a series of events. Baracchi instructed members of the Hartford Club on the technique of sabering before a tasting and presentation. He did the same at Grill 37 in Pomfret, where guests dined on prosciutto wrapped shrimp, smoked pork belly and wild mushroom risotto while sampling Baracchi’s wines, including the Baracchi Pinot Nero. Baracchi also appeared on WFSB’s “Better Connecticut,” where he discussed how guests “can bathe in wine” at his family’s resort in Tuscany. Baracchi Winery is distributed in Connecticut by Cellar Fine Wines.