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Beardsley Zoo Wild Wine & Food Safari Showcases Tastes

By July 3, 2023Connecticut, Top News

A variety of beer, wine and spirits brands were highlighted at Beardsley Zoo’s annual Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari in Bridgeport on June 3. Guests tasted food, beer, wine and spirits from dozens of vendors while walking through parts of the zoo, taking in museum exhibits and visiting some of its animals. Musical act The Navels performed while guests played games and placed bets in the event’s large silent auction. Presented by Turnpike Spirit Shop, participating venues and caterers included Fortuna’s Catering Co., Hair of the Dog, Hardcore Sweet, Hub and Spoke, Little Pub, Vazzy’s, Yalla Organic Hummus & Grill and more. Opened in 1922, the Beardsley Zoo is Connecticut’s only zoo and is home to 305 animals. The annual tasting event is the zoo’s largest fundraiser, raising more than $133,000 this year to benefit the care of the zoo’s endangered species, expansion of exhibits and educational programming.



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