Sommeliers recommend that you swirl a glass of wine and inhale its bouquet before throwing it in the face of your enemy. Enjoy pleasures that are worth the wait with this Groupon.
$29 for Two Admissions to the Shoreline Wine Festival (Up to $60 Value)
The sixth-annual Shoreline Wine Festival takes place at Bishop's Orchards in Guilford on Saturday, August 11, from noon to 7 p.m., and on Sunday, August 12, from noon to 6 p.m. There, wines from across Connecticut converge on awaiting palates as attendees sip samples from the vines at Bishop's Orchards and other wineries. Live performances, seminars, and vendors add to the festive airs.
Bishop's Orchards was established in 1871, when the first of six Bishop generations began filling shoreline bellies with fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables. Today, having withstood 140 years worth of technology changes and weather disasters, the orchard continues to thrive, currently growing crops on more than 320 total acres—313 of which are family-owned. In 2005, the orchard stretched its homegrown empire into potable territories with the birth of a winery, which produces more than 15 wines using the farm's fruit. Not to be outdone, the orchard's market is still a year-round source for fresh produce more than a century after it sprouted into a humble roadside stand from a single appleseed.