Beer, Wine & Spirits in Ellington


$18 for Tour, Tasting, and Pint Glasses for Four at Thomas Hooker Brewery ($36 Value)

Thomas Hooker Brewery

Thomas Hooker Brewery

Touring and tasting at local microbrewery on Saturday afternoons

$36 $18

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Cottrell Experience with Growler and Pint Glasses for One or Two at Cottrell Brewing Co. (Up to 34% Off)

Cottrell Brewing Co.

Cottrell Brewing Co.

Enjoy flavorful locally-crafted beers made from fresh, natural ingredients

$24 $16

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Wine and Artisanal Cake Tasting for Two or Four at Dalice Elizabeth Winery (Up to 49% Off)

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Preston

Find some friends and head to Preston’s lakeside winery for a chance to sample five boutique wines paired with artisanal cakes

$48 $25

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Brewery Tour with Souvenir Glasses for 2, 4, or 10 at Shebeen Brewing (Up to 60% Off)

Shebeen Brewing

Shebeen Brewing

Tour a brewery started by two avid home brewers, which features creative beers such as the bacon Kona stout with oatmeal, coffee, and bacon

$20 $8

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Full Wine Tasting with Cheese and Take-Home Glasses for Two or Four at Haight-Brown Vineyard (Up to 42% Off)

Haight Brown Vineyard

Haight-Brown Vineyard

Tasting of complete wine portfolio accompanied by cheese, plus wine glass to take home

$24 $14

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$19 for a Wine Tasting with Chocolates and Souvenir Glasses for Two at Miranda Vineyard ($36 Value)

Miranda Vineyard

Goshen

Samples of six award-winning wines prepared according to family traditions, plus hand-crafted chocolates and two take-home souvenir glasses

$36 $19

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$84 for Wine-Blending Class for Two at The Crush Club ($160Value). Five Dates Available.

The Crush Club

Wallingford

After tasting three wines to learn about their characteristics, guests blend, bottle, cork, capsulate, and label their own 750ml bottle

$160 $84

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$25 for Wine and Fondue for Two at Ballou's Wine Bar (Up to $42 Off)

Ballous Wine Bar

Ballous Wine Bar

Award-winning chocolate, Nutella, peanut-butter, and cheese fondue complement wine from local and international vineyards

$42 $25

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$22 for a Brewery Tour with Tastings for Four at Thimble Island Brewing Company ($44 Value)

Thimble Island Brewing Company

Thimble Island Brewery

Craft brewery with four beers on tap, including the signature American Ale and seasonal specialties

$44 $22

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Select Local Merchants

  • Haight-Brown Vineyard
    Since opening in 1975, Haight-Brown Vineyard has churned out 2,000 cases of grape-based libations each year from its nearly 10-acre vineyard and welcomed visitors into its rustic, cottage-like wine house. Emphasizing vinifera and French hybrid grapes, the state?s first-established winery creates a selection of wines that include the Big Red, a bold syrah; the Morning Harvest, a rich malbec; and Honey Nut Apple, a traditional apple wine that incorporates local honey and cinnamon. Vintners share their time-tested expertise during regular classes that teach aspiring oenophiles about a variety of vintages and techniques for cheese and chocolate pairing. Amid the tasting room?s wood accents and crackling stone fireplace, customers sample vintages and attempt to describe taste sensations with adjectives such as ?silky? or ?very different from milk.?
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    29 Chestnut Hill Rd.
    Litchfield, CT US
  • The Crush Club
    Located in the quaint town of Wallingford, Connecticut, The Crush Club gives visitors the opportunity to make their own wine. Grapes are sourced from across the globe?from Chile during the spring and from California, Washington, and Italy during the fall. Over the course of a year, students crush and press grapes, clean their barrels, then bottle, cork, and custom label the resulting wine before taking it home with them. During blending experience classes, participants taste five different wines, learn about the winemaking process, and experiment to create their own blend, custom labeling and bringing home one 750mL bottle.
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    65 S Colony Rd.
    Wallingford, CT US
  • Bradley Brew Pub
    At Bradley Brew Pub, you can snack away on tasty pub grub. Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further at Bradley Brew Pub. Pick up your favorite drinks on your way to Bradley Brew Pub and enjoy your favorite beverage with good eats. Bradley Brew Pub's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Bring the whole family to Bradley Brew Pub, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Bradley Brew Pub's al fresco patio seating. Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Bradley Brew Pub. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. Dress is typically casual at Bradley Brew Pub, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Bradley Brew Pub. Parking is made simple at Bradley Brew Pub, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options. The average check at Bradley Brew Pub will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
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    357 Salmon Brook St
    Granby, CT US
  • Broad Brook Brewing Company
    In September 2010, a trio of beer-brewing buds joined forces to form Broad Brook Brewing Company. By February of the next year, their ales and lagers had netted ribbons at several regional and national contests. By July, the team was already dreaming up its own taproom. These days, that taproom hosts rotating drafts of year-round, seasonal, and specialty beers, ranging from IPAs made with seven hop varieties to imperial ales brewed with local honey. A menu highlights nearby restaurants that deliver grub, and tours showcase the 15-barrel system that yields each of the microbrewery?s batches. For patrons that can?t stick around, bartenders fill growlers with to-go brews, a less sticky alternative to pouring beer into your cupped hands.
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    2 North Rd
    East Windsor, CT US
  • Vito's By the Water
    A fountain's mists drift over a cool, quiet water outside the windows of Vito's By the Water, where chefs have been cooking up traditional Italian food for many years. Following recipes that have been in the owner's family for years, they craft traditional entrees such as New York strip steak with demi-glace or lobster ravioli with vodka-cream sauce. They also adorn thin and Chicago-style deep-dish stuffed crusts with quality toppings such as baby clams, breaded eggplant, and seasoned ricotta. Vito’s chef-owner, Rob Maffucci, has also earned culinary fame with an October 2014 appearance on Food Network's, "Beat Bobby Flay". Here, he grappled with the ingredients of pumpkin puree and fresh pasta during a Halloween special that showcased the chef's talents, pitting them against culinary powerhouse, Bobby Flay.
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    1936 Blue Hills Avenue Ext
    Windsor, CT US
  • Cavey's Restaurants
    A romantic evening for two can be arranged over a plate of pasta at Cavey's Restaurants — this Italian restaurant is the perfect date spot. Gather up your friends and head to Cavey's Restaurants for a vegan lunch or dinner. You'll want to raise a glass to Cavey's Restaurants' considerable wine list, awash with flavors from all over the world. Make it a VIP party and book a private room at Cavey's Restaurants today! If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the bar, it's best to reserve a table before heading over. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig. Free parking is available to Cavey's Restaurants' diners that need it. For those who travel by bike, Cavey's Restaurants offers bike racks for diners. Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
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    45 E Center St
    Manchester, CT US
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