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Wine Talk: 10/28/16

Wine Talk: 10/28/16


“The wine-cup is the little silver well,

Where truth, if truth there be

Doth dwell,” William Shakespeare

Gather a group of friends and relatives on one of these wonderful Connecticut fall evenings and visit some of our Connecticut wineries! We have 39 active wineries to visit and some of the Connecticut wines are wonderful! Connecticut is a great place to grow Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Riesling and many other wine varietals flourish in Connecticut. Connecticut wine makers are generally loving and giving and appreciative of your patronage. They work so hard to produce a fine grape destined to make a fine wine. They are such hardworking farmers and wonderful winemakers we deserve to patronize such wonderful efforts and support their activities.

Some Connecticut Wineries include the following:

Taylor Brook Winery in Woodstock is the most visited winery and has one of the highest critical ratings. Next are Sunset Meadow, Sharp Hill and Miranda. One of my favorite local wineries is in Woodbridge on 128 Ford Road. It is Savino Vineyards and it is run by a great winemaker and is family owned and operated. They make a terrific Cabernet Franc and their whites are very good also especially Seyval Blanc, 203-389-2050. They are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays From 1-6. Wines by the glass are $7.00 and a tasting is $10.00 and it includes the glass.

One of the best new watering holes with a great happy hour and wonderful wines is in Milford at Bar 333 located at 333 Boston Post Road. It has a happy hour from 3:30 to 7:00 Monday through Saturday. It is run by Frank and Rena Gargulo. Wines by the glass are all half price and run from $3.00 to $5.00!! This includes Napa Cabs, Kendall-Jackson, Toasted Head, and many more high-end wines. They have a great menu as well.

Please come an visit our wonderful Connecticut Wineries and come to a great Happy Hour at Bar 333! Enjoy the fall you will be glad you did!
Rena Gargulo Serving Kendall Jackson

Ray Spaziani is the Chapter Director of the New Haven Chapter of the American Wine Society. He teaches wine appreciation classes at Gateway CC and for the Milford Board of Education and is a member of the International Tasting Panel of Amenti Del Vino and Wine Maker Magazine. He is an award winning home wine maker. Email Ray with your questions and wine events at

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