Maldonado Family Vineyards’ rare Los Olivos Chardonnay is featured at the Sun WineFest 2014 with one of Connecticut’s top chefs—Leo Bushey from Willows Restaurant in Bristol.

The winery is one of the first Mexican Migrant owner vineyards in California and is sold in a handful of states. Willows has received extraordinary reviews from media including The New York Times, Hartford Courant and others for its innovative, fresh cuisine paired with limited production wines.

Willows and WINAM have developed a program centered upon small-grower, limited production wineries.

http://video.foxct.com/Morning-Extra-Cooking-In-The-Kitchen-With-Chef-Leo-Bushey-25550981?playlistId=12598#.UuFAGxAo5Mx

 

                                                       

 

If you are going to the Sun WineFest be sure to register for the Elite Cru tasting on Saturday night from 3 – 5pm in the Cabaret Theatre. We will be featuring some of our best wines and the Winemaker from Trifecta Wines and Cellars, Pablo Nyárády, will be joining us!
Trifecta Pinot Noir, 2010
Trifecta Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009
Beau Joie Brut Champagne
Maldonado Los Olivos Chardonnay, 2010. W/E 94
Ulises Valdez Zinfandel, 2008. W/S 91
Kathryn Kennedy Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011
Dusky Goose Rambouillet Pinot Noir, 2009
Parallel Chardonnay, 2010. W/E 94

http://ww2.mohegansun.com/sitelet/winefest/events.html#eliteCru

Michael Ginor’s Hudson Valley Foie Gras is acclaimed as a world standard. His company supplies the world’s top restaurants and has for decades been respected as he top producer. Each year Michael’s stunning presentation is paired with fine wine and the 2014 Mohegan SunFest is no different.

Torchon of Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Fig, Apple and Caramel Crunch will be paired with Mt. Difficulty Roaring Meg Riesling, 2011 and Sassy Bitch Moscato, NV. Exciting this year…Tami Fricks, Sassy Bitch Wines Winemaker will be joining us!

http://ww2.mohegansun.com/img/active/pdf/dine-around-pairings-2014.pdf

             

WINAM is a proud supporter of 22 different 501©-3 organizations and Interval House, a first-response Hartford battered women’s shelter, was one of our first in 2008.  A portion of proceeds from wine sales and donations each year for the annual Interval House Gala—this year on May 31, 2014 at The Society Room Hartford. IH raises more than $100,000 to help IH programs.

We are looking forward to the upcoming Sun WineFest Grand Tasting on January 25 & 26th. Be sure to stop by our booths, 511 & 512, to sample some of the following wines:

Sparrow Hawk Cabernet & Chardonnay
Gauchezco Classico & Reserva Malbec ***NEW***
Mt. Difficulty Roaring Men Pinot Noir & Riesling
Sassy Bitch Wines
Choco Noir Flavored Wines ***NEW***
9 Mile Shiraz & Cabernet
Silvia Cabernet & Zinfandel ***NEW***
Tora Bay Sauvignon Blanc
My Big Fat Greek Wine – Agiorgitiko Red and Savatiano White

http://ww2.mohegansun.com/sitelet/winefest//

FCC Member Appreciation Night 12.27.13

 

Each year the club conducts the event to thank its members.  For the Dec. 27th event Winam was the only wine and spirits provider for more than 75 guests. The highlight of the evening was a Vodka tasting featuring Alaskan, Idaho, French and Siberian examples conducted by Daniel Albert.

The following wines and spirits were served to their members ~

Beau Joie Brut Champagne; Sparrow Hawk Chardonnay Reserve, 2012; Toquade Sauvignon Blanc, 2011; Gauchezco Grand Reserva Plata Malbec, 2009; Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008; Valdez Landy Zinfandel, 2008; Alaska Distillery Permafrost Vodka; HUSKY Siberian Vodka; Grand Teton Vodka; Alaska Distillery Outlaw Whiskey and Yacht Club Vodka.

Toast Wine by Taste will be tasting Tora Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Gauchezco Clasico Malbec and Silvia Cellars Chardonnay on Saturday, January 4th from 1pm – 5pm.  Be sure to stop by and try some of Winam Wines newest arrivals.

Toast Wine by Taste

984 Farmington Ave

West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 236-3515

 

Fun Girls Night Out

Posted October 31st, 2013

Join us on Friday, November 8th from 5-9 at the Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville for Fun Girls Night Out. We’ll be there sampling SASSY BITCH WINE Wine, Husky Siberian Vodka, Grand Teton Potato Vodka, Scandalo Tequila’s and Orange Dragon Liqueur.

For more information about the event and how to register visit Fun Girl’s Night Out – Connecticut.

WINAM is supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Society in a big way.  Husky Vodka, Five Lakes Vodka, Grand Teton Vodka, Yacht Club Vodka, Alaskan Permafrost Vodka, Alaskan Outlaw Whiskey and Scandalo Blanco & Reposado Tequilas will all be offered at the Martini Bar.  We have also donated our boutique wines to be paired with dinners from Millwright’s Restaurant with guest hosts Dannel Malloy and Mark Ojakian, J’s Restaurant with guest hosts Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and Mark Ojakian, Max Downtown with guest hosts Congressman John Larson and Mark Ojakian, Dinner at Micheal Jordan’s Steakhouse at Mohegan Sun with Show Tickets and an overnight stay and Golf & Dinner at The Country Club of Farmington.  For more information about the event visit the Man of the Year Reception Honoring Mark Ojakian.

Max Restaurant Group, Hartford, Downtown becomes first restaurant in Connecticut to feature Beau Joie Brut and Rose Champagnes (http://www.beaujoiechampagne.com) at its flagship Max Downtown Restaurant.

The new Champagnes, launched in 2012 at Cannes and at events nationally promise to enliven the evening and holiday season in every part of the state.  The Brut is priced at $99.99 and the Rose is retails at $139.99.

Within days it will enjoyed at a number of Connecticut casinos, restaurants and fine wine and spirit retailers.