Beer, Wine & Spirits in Hartford


Beer- or Wine-Making Course with Take-Home Bottles at Brew and Wine Hobby (48% Off)

Brew and Wine Hobby

Featured Merchant: Brew and Wine Hobby

In laid-back classes, hobbyists learn flavor theory before getting their hands dirty brewing their own beer and wine

$50 $27

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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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Brewery Tour with Souvenir Glasses for 2, 4, or 10 at Shebeen Brewing (Up to 51% Off)

Shebeen Brewing

Shebeen Brewing Co LLC

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 $10

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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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Premium Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Riedel Crystal Glasses and a Cheese-and-Cracker Plate from GrapesWine.com (62% Off)

GrapesWine.com

South Salem

Wine experts Jim Winston or Jay Boland will lead guests through an entertaining and educational two-hour wine-tasting event

$90 $39

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

Thimble Island Brewery

Thimble Island Brewery

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

$44 $22

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

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

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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Wine and Cheese Tastings for Two or Four at Jason's Vineyard (Up to 49% Off)

Jason’s Vineyard Laurel

Jason's Vineyard

Snack on cheese platters while sampling wines and enjoying a full glass of your favorite

$52.50 $27

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Wine Tasting with Chocolate and Souvenir Glass for Two or Four at Clovis Point Winery (Up to 63% Off)

Clovis Point Winery

Clovis Point Winery

After tasting available wines, guests select a favorite vintage to enjoy in a logo wine glass alongside a chocolate platter

$80 $32

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Select Local Merchants

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.?
29 Chestnut Hill Rd.
Litchfield,
CT
US
Just outside of Naples, Italy in a town called Dugenta, Salvatore Diliberto's family crafts its own wine each year and stores it in the cellar of the castle next door. Though miles away from the vineyard and the old stone building, Diliberto carries on the Old World techniques at his Jamesport winery, where he tends to several acres of vines including franc and chardonnay. He presses the grapes, barrel ages the wine, and bottles it with Diliberto labels?some of which bear an artistic rendering of the castle in Dugenta. In his tasting room, Diliberto presents his specialty wines to guests during a tasting experience designed to transport them to his ancestral home. He forgoes the bar experience in favor of the small table settings that one finds staggered outside an Italian caf?. A mural on one end of the room further heightens the sense of travel, trading the North Fork for the bustling streets and sentient traffic lights of a Tuscan mountain town.
250 Manor Lane
Riverhead,
NY
US
At City Steam Brewery Cafe, the owners concoct some of the area’s finest beers, scoring “best of” awards from Hartford magazine and Connecticut Magazine. They also brew potent batches of laughter inside their 200-seat comedy show-room theater. Ensconced in the historic Brown Thomson and Co. building, which was the state’s largest department store in 1877, Brew Ha Ha once was known as the Last Laugh Comedy Club, where fledgling unknowns such as Ray Romano and Kevin James vied for laughs in the smoky rathskeller of a restaurant. Reborn in 1997 under a new moniker, the standup speakeasy keeps its calendar packed with nationally touring comics and local joke slingers. During shows, guests can toast with mugs of handcrafted beer and make edible sculptures of their favorite comedian using menu’s custom burgers, pizzas, and omelets.
942 Main Street
Hartford,
CT
US
The young crew behind ONEHOPE Wine believes wine can do more than dance with flavor and stain frocks fashioned from fine white camel hair. Each bottle has been instilled with a rich taste and beauty to complement its selflessness. One ONEHOPE box yields one bottle each of California merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel, sauvignon blanc, and an exclusive summer white (an $18.99 value per bottle). The 2008 merlot uses grapes grown in the Lodi and Paso Robles regions, where a cool Pacific fog maintains grape acidity, creating a full flavor that complements its black cherries, plums, and figs.
300 Summit Street
Hartford,
CT
US
Step into Angry Bull Saloon, and you might just start seeing red?literally. Besides its exposed brick walls, the country-themed establishment is often aglow in atmospheric red lighting, and a red plastic bull's head overlooks the bar. Luckily, the bull's stern demeanor doesn't spill over into the kitchen, where a dedicated culinary team crafts a menu of pub favorites. They top beer-battered-whitefish tacos with carrot slaw and avocado pur?e, and they complement homemade mac-and-cheese bites with bacon aioli. As chefs man the griddle until 1 a.m. nightly, Angry Bull's bartenders keep brews flowing in both draft and bottle form. They even mix cocktails with Western inspirations such as the Smoking Bull, a spicy blend of tequila, orange juice, and hibiscus syrup.
103 Allyn St
Hartford,
CT
US
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.
26 Trumbull St.
Hartford,
CT
US
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