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Plan your beverage strategy and order via print, online and iOS. Flip. Scroll. Swipe. Your annual subscription to The Beverage Journal includes the monthly market resource magazine you have come to rely on, plus access to online ordering via a secure website and, in select markets, the BevJournal iOS ordering app.

“Managing three beverage programs, The Beverage Journal web and mobile tools allow me to get up-to- date, accurate information on the fly. I’m in constant need of accurate pricing information, and the mobile app allows me quick access. I use them to check budgets, cost out cocktails and spirits, and to place orders.”

Craig Ventrice, Bar and Beverage Manager, Kawa Ni/The Whelk/Jesup Hall

“You have morphed the Journal into one of the best industry publications.”

Jack Williamson, Owner, Winery Concepts

The website is exactly what I was looking for. This is exactly what we needed in Rhode Island. I’m really impressed with the site… I’ve been using [another site], but it doesn’t have nearly as much information as yours. Bottle shots, item descriptions it is everything I was looking for.”

Carlos H. DeOliveira, Director of Distilled Spirits, Wine & Spirits Retail Consultants, Inc.

"It’s amazing how dependent we become on these tools of the trade! I do use the online version, but for cross-referencing, nothing beats the print copy. I can't imagine going more than an hour or so every day without referencing either the electronic or printed copy of the journal."

Jim Panzica, Wine World of Bethel

"I can compare pricing easily and I can make sure I order everything correctly and everything is the right size. It’s helpful that the website keeps a history of past orders. I like that I can easily find out how much I ordered last time."

Angie Zheng, Avallone Discount Wine and Spirits in Danbury

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May
20
Fri
CT Firefighters Charitable Foundation Wine & Beer Tasting @ Vazzy's Four Seasons
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Connecticut Firefighters Charitable Foundation will host its annual Wine & Beer Tasting event at Vazzy’s Four Seasons in Stratford on May 20, 2022. Sponsored by Brookside Wines & Spirits of Bridgeport and Brescome Barton among companies, guests will have the opportunity to taste a variety of wine and beer along with food from local restaurants. This event is 21+. See more information and purchase tickets here.

 

May
21
Sat
Stonington Vineyards Kick-Off to Summer Weekend @ Stonington Vineyards
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Stonington Vineyards Kick-Off to Summer Weekend @ Stonington Vineyards | Stonington | Connecticut | United States

Stonington Vineyards will host its annual Kick-Off to Summer Weekend May 21-22, 2022. Guests will receive a glass of Stonington Vineyards wine with their tickets and access to each day’s festivities, which will include eats from local food trucks Spicy Fusion, Bridge Market Pizza, Par 4 Curbside Catering and Sixpenny Oysters and tunes from musical guests Azalea Drive and Ben Freiert & Brian. Event is outdoors, rain or shine.

 

May
22
Sun
Stonington Vineyards Kick-Off to Summer Weekend @ Stonington Vineyards
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Stonington Vineyards Kick-Off to Summer Weekend @ Stonington Vineyards | Stonington | Connecticut | United States

Stonington Vineyards will host its annual Kick-Off to Summer Weekend May 21-22, 2022. Guests will receive a glass of Stonington Vineyards wine with their tickets and access to each day’s festivities, which will include eats from local food trucks Spicy Fusion, Bridge Market Pizza, Par 4 Curbside Catering and Sixpenny Oysters and tunes from musical guests Azalea Drive and Ben Freiert & Brian. Event is outdoors, rain or shine.

 

May
23
Mon
Brescome Barton Spring Portfolio Show South Region, Trade-Only @ Artisan at the Delamar
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Brescome Barton Spring Portfolio Show South Region, Trade-Only @ Artisan at the Delamar | Fairfield | Connecticut | United States

Join Brescome Barton welcomes trade guests and accounts for the return of trade show events this spring. The event will showcase fine wine and spirits along with select malt beverages. This is a trade only event. Please contact your sales representative for more information.

May
24
Tue
June 2022 Connecticut Beverage Journal Mailing
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Jun
6
Mon
Brescome Barton Spring Portfolio Show North Region, Trade-Only @ Rockledge Grille at Rockledge Golf Club
Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Brescome Barton Spring Portfolio Show North Region, Trade-Only @ Rockledge Grille at Rockledge Golf Club | West Hartford | Connecticut | United States

Join Brescome Barton welcomes trade guests and accounts for the return of trade show events this spring. The event will showcase fine wine and spirits along with select malt beverages. This is a trade only event. Please contact your sales representative for more information.

Jun
11
Sat
Litchfield Hills Brewfest @ Ski Sundown
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Litchfield Hills Brewfest @ Ski Sundown | New Hartford | Connecticut | United States

The 11th Annual Litchfield Hills Brewfest will return to Ski Sundown in New Hartford on June 11, 2022. A variety of local craft beers, wines, ciders and spirits will be available for tasting along with eats from food truck vendors. Guests will also have the opportunity to win prizes through silent auctions and raffles. Sponsored by Nejaime’s Fine Wine & Spirits in Watertown, event proceeds will benefit St. Maron Church, Brooker Memorial, and Adaptive Sports at Ski Sundown.

 

Jun
12
Sun
Foxwoods Royal Rosé @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Foxwoods Royal Rosé @ Foxwoods Resort Casino | Ledyard | Connecticut | United States

Royal Rosé is back at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Rosé all day with rosé wine, rosé vodka, rosé champagne and other innovative rosé-themed libations. The rosé wonderland offers world of wine, spirits and delectable food offerings and many whimsical pink-themed Instagram-worthy photo spots. Food and additional drinks will be available for purchase. Must be 21+.

Jun
15
Wed
CPSA Annual Golf Tournament 2022 @ Whitney Farms Golf Course
Jun 15 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
CPSA Annual Golf Tournament 2022 @ Whitney Farms Golf Course | Monroe | Connecticut | United States

WHAT: The Connecticut Package Stores Association (CPSA) will host its annual golf tournament at Whitney Farms Golf Club in Monroe on June 15, 2022. Enjoy a day of golf, raffles and prizes with industry peers. Call the CPSA office at 860-346-7978 for team sign-up, tournament information and sponsorship opportunities, or email mdaley@ctpsa.com.

View 2021 highlights here.

WHEN: June 15, 2022

Registration: 7 AM – 8 AM
Shotgun Start (Scramble Format): 8 AM
Open Bar & Hors d’oeuvres: 1 – 3 PM
Lunch, Raffle, Awards: 2 – 4 PM

WHERE: Whitney Farms Golf Course, 175 Shelton Rd, Monroe, CT 06468.

Jun
17
Fri
Fourth Annual Spring Beer Fest @ Courtyard by Marriott Waterbury
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Annual Spring Beer Fest @ Courtyard by Marriott Waterbury | Waterbury | Connecticut | United States

The fourth-annual Spring Beer Fest by Courtyard by Marriott Waterbury Downtown will take place on June 17, 2022. The event will feature more than 30 regional and local craft breweries and distilleries, accompanied by plenty of popular food trucks. General Admission tickets cost $45 for the main event from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m and $55 for VIP Hour Access at 5:00pm with specialty beers poured. Designated Driver tickets are available. This is a 21+ event. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Waterbury Police Activity League, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating partnerships between local youth, law enforcement and the community through educational, recreational and athletic programs focused on team building and fostering positive relationships.

See more info and buy tickets here.

See coverage from 2021 here.

VIP Session: 5 p.m.
GA Session: 6 – 9 p.m.

 

May
24
Tue
June 2022 Rhode Island Beverage Journal Mailing
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Jun
6
Mon
RIHA Women in Hospitality @ O'Brien's Pub
Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
RIHA Women in Hospitality @ O'Brien's Pub | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

 

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association (RIHA) Women in Hospitality Council will host a Women in Hospitality event on June 6, 2022 at O’Brien’s Pub in Newport. Proceeds from the event will benefit the RI Hospitality Education Foundation. The cost for attendance is $10 per person. Members may bring a guest.

 

Jun
21
Tue
RIHA Annual Membership Reception @ The Capital Grille
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association will host its Annual Membership Reception at The Capital Grille in Providence on June 21, 2022. More details will be announced soon.

Jun
22
Wed
July 2022 Rhode Island Beverage Journal Mailing
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Jul
16
Sat
Newport Craft Brew Races @ Fort Adams State Park
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Newport Craft Brew Races @ Fort Adams State Park | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Newport Craft Brew Race will celebrate its annual fun run on July 16 with a walk or run 5K followed by a craft beer festival with more than 30 participating local, regional and national breweries on the grounds of Fort Adams State Park. All 5k participants and festival-goers will receive a pint glass and entry to the festival with ticket purchase, including access to beer sampling, live music, vendors and food trucks. Produced by Gray Matter Marketing, a portion of the proceeds from the Craft Brew Race Newport benefit the Rhode Island Brewer’s Guild in support of the growth of craft beer and brewing in Rhode Island. See more information here.

See highlights from 2019 here.

WHEN: Saturday, July 16, 2022
10:00 AM: Onsite registration & bib pick-up
11:50 AM: Onsite registration closes
12:00 PM: 5k Race start
12:30 PM: Festival gates open
3:50 PM: Beer Festival last call

Jul
22
Fri
August 2022 Rhode Island Beverage Journal Mailing
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Aug
24
Wed
September 2022 Rhode Island Beverage Journal Mailing
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Sep
16
Fri
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival 2022 @ Rosecliff
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all-day
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival 2022 @ Rosecliff | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

Wine dinners, seminars, tastings and brunch await guests of the annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival starting Friday, September 16, 2022 through Sunday, September 18. 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. The weekend schedule of events includes the Rosecliff Seminar Series, offering a variety of 50-person wine and spirits seminars, a Saturday night Vintner Dinner, and an elegant Sunday Brunch at Rosecliff. All proceeds from the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival benefit the historic preservation efforts of The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, a non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area’s historic architecture, landscapes and decorative arts. Its 11 historic properties—seven of them National Historic Landmarks—span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development. See more information and purchase tickets here.

The event is scheduled pending state and local health guidelines. Please check back for more information, event is subject to change.