(PRWEB) May 05, 2012
Local Vines, a Wine Tourism and Events company, which specializes in sharing their passion for local wine, is now bringing the ‘Vineyard next Door’ to your own backyard in the form of wine tasting dinner party events. They have teamed up with Greenwich-based Personal Chef, Joanna Wallis of The Cooking Fairy, to create a unique local wining and dining experience.
The spring dinner party events will feature carefully selected wine and menu pairings showcasing local produce from Red Clover Blossom Farms http://www.redcloverblossom.com in Seymour, CT, and local wines from wineries such as Chamard Vineyard http://www.chamard.com in Clinton, CT and Saltwater Farms http://www.saltwaterfarmvineyard.com in Stonington, CT. Dinner party guests can truly ‘go local’ and participate in a chef-hosted evening of preparing, eating and drinking Connecticut’s fare. This enables a dining experience that allows guests to sample the best that Connecticut has to offer without even leaving their home.
Earlier this year, the state of Connecticut launched a new two-year marketing initiative to promote tourism in the state. Local wine is quickly becoming a major attraction for visitors and residents alike. There are over 25 wineries in Connecticut that craft high quality, limited production wines made from classic and hybrid grape varietals. “Tasting local wine is a unique and fun experience. There’s something in it for everyone. Whether you’re a wine lover looking to explore something different, a ‘locavore’ interested in supporting CT agriculture, or a couple looking for a romantic picnic spot, Connecticut’s vineyards have a lot to offer. We want to take you there. However, we understand that some people just don’t have the time to travel to the vineyards. Home dinner parties are a great way for us to introduce consumers to this exciting local resource,” said Chuck Boulier, co-founder of Local Vines http://www.local-vines.com.
Local Vines organizes local tours and events for adults with an interest in local food and wine. Local Grown Wine Tasting Dinner Parties will commence end April 2012. They occur in your choice of location and typically showcase wines from several Connecticut wineries, alongside three to four prepared menu options. Spring parties are offered at $75/person.