East Coast Wine

Get Ready for the 2017 CT Wine Festival

1 year ago threadsandvino 0
Who’s Ready for the CT Wine Festival???!!!! Personally I can’t wait. Every year some of Connecticut’s best CT Grown wine producers come together to celebrate their community and delicious wines. Every year I go home with a new love of CT Grown wine and usually a bag full of favorites. This year the festival has Read More

2016 Rkatsitelli Wine Spotlight from Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

1 year ago threadsandvino 0
Still can’t wrap my head around how awesome this wine grape variety is! The Rkatsitelli grape was widely planted in Eastern Europe and is considered one of the oldest known grape varieties in the world. Planted in the country of Georgia in 300 B.C. The name means “red horn” in Georgian. This wine from Dr. Read More

From Making Wine in her Chef Pants to becoming a Professional Winemaker… Maureen Macdonald talks about her Professional Winemaker Journey

1 year ago threadsandvino 1
In this week’s “Winemaker Interview,” Maureen Macdonald talks about  going from bartender and chef,  to full blown professional winemaker and winemaking consultant.  Winemaker: Maureen Macdonald – On Staff Winemaker & Winemaking Consultant at Musto Wine Grape Company, LLC. (Visit) and one of the founding members of the Women Winemakers of Connecticut (website) Location: 101 Reserve Read More

Frontenac Gris in CT

1 year ago threadsandvino 0
Super excited about Hawk Ridge Winery’s new release of their Frontenac Gris. A gorgeous golden starw color. The wine has notes of honey dew melon and honey suckle. The wine is well balanced and deliciously unique. Can’t wait to taste more of what Hawk Ridge Winery has to offer when they open this June! 🍷 Read More

Winemaker Interview: Chamard Vineyards

2 years ago threadsandvino 1
In this week’s “Winemaker Interview,” Kristen Parsons talks about how family tradition set her on her winemaking path. Through hard work, perseverance, and her passion for wine, Kristen was able to position herself to achieve her winemaking goals.  Winemaker: Kristen Parsons Winery: Chamard Vineyards: Winery & Bistro (Visit) Location: 115 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton, CT 06413 Tasting Hours: Read More

Winemaker Interview: Sunset Meadow Vineyards

2 years ago threadsandvino 0
In this week’s “Winemaker Interview,” George Motel Jr. talks about his dual experiences as a viticulturist and winemaker. George is second generation in the family business and proves that hard work in the vineyard translates to delicious wines in the tasting room. Winemaker: George Motel Jr. Winery: Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Goshen, CT (Visit) Location: 599 CT-63, Goshen, Read More