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GinFest Hosts Inaugural Stateside Event in Hartford

By July 31, 2017Connecticut, Top News
The Society Room, located in the historic Pratt Street district, hosted GinFest on June 10, otherwise known as World Gin Day. The event was sponsored by Next Level Marketing and Transcend. Proceeds from the event benefited Foodshare.

The Society Room in downtown Hartford hosted GinFest U.S.A. on June 10 for an afternoon of gin tastes, cocktails and culinary pairings from area restaurants. The U.K.-based festival featured brand seminars including those from The Botanist Gin, Brockmans Gin, Monkey 47, Bulldog Gin and Farmers Gin. Co-owner Lelania Dubay of Hartford Flavor Company in Hartford also held a seminar called “Botanicals Drive Cocktails” and United States Bartenders’ Guild Connecticut (USBG CT) chapter member Roger Gross offered “How to Create Crowd-Pleasing Gin Refreshments.” Chango Rosa, The Blind Pig, The Society Room and Republic provided small plates and tastes. The Bottle Stop in Newtown, Torrington and Avon, The Madison Wine Exchange in Madison and Valley Discount Wine & Liquor in Ansonia were on hand as on-site retailers to manage local consumer gin requests.

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