Beer, Wine & Spirits in Manchester


$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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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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$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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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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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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$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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$17 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 $17

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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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Wine Tasting and Take-Home Logo Glasses for Two or Four at Leyden Farm & Winery (50% Off) 

Leyden Farm & Winery

Leydens Tree Farm

Christmas-tree family farm offers crisp green-apple-infused white wine; watermelon blush wine; and smooth, complex merlot

$26 $13

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Select Local Merchants

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brew and Wine Hobby
    Brewing wine or beer at home can seem daunting, similar to growing your own food or bathing your own toddler. But for nearly 40 years, the hoochmasters at Brew and Wine Hobby have been making that dream a reality. Besides supplying everything a casual enthusiast needs to get started fermenting, beer and wine enthusiasts lead educational classes that cover chemistry, ingredients, brewing techniques, and how they all affect the final product.
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    12 Cedar St.
    East Hartford, CT US
  • Sav-Mor Spirit Shoppe
    Sav-Mor is a family owned supermarket which first opened its doors in 1947. At that time, our nation was recovering from World War II and consumers knew the value of a dollar. Today’s economic challenges leave many families looking for ways to get the most for their money. At Sav-Mor, we have found what was good then is sti
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    1057 Blue Hills Ave
    Bloomfield, CT US
  • City Steam
    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.
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    942 Main St.
    Hartford, CT US
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