Tag Archives: wine

Mixing Things Up

The CT Cocktail Car is like a magnet. Everyone who passes by on a recent afternoon feels compelled to ask owner Dave Blomberg a question. Did you build it yourself? Can you drive this thing? What model year is it?…

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Flights Attendance

Midsummer in New Haven has its benefits: more abundant parking, easier restaurant reservations. But those same perks are…

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Watch This Space

Rick Omonte and Carlos Wells inside The State House

The State House feels like a place where almost anything creative could happen. That’s the way co-owner Carlos Wells and talent buyer Rick Omonte like it. …

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Cup and Up

Fussy Coffee

Don’t let the name fool you: Fussy Coffee offers much more than a typical coffeehouse.

But let’s start with the headliner. …

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Tried and Tasted

“Call out things, don’t be bashful!” Chris Fiore insists. …

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Cheese and Cheers

Caseus Pairing Class

When Sylvia brought out the blowtorch, I knew we were going to have fun. …

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Home Plates

Even in New Haven, where Italian food looms large, Skappo Italian Wine Bar manages to be eccezionale. For one thing, there’s no apizza, or even pizza, on the menu. For another, strangers often find themselves sitting together…

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Grape Lengths

Savino Vineyards

Gennaro Savino, owner of Savino Vineyards in Woodbridge, strolls down a grassy path, stopping to pick a grape from a lush green vine. Before sampling the crimson jewel, he remarks that most grapes on this particular vine…

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Wine Pairing

Proprietors at August

The subtitle at August: Upscale Bar and Eatery is hardly necessary; a refined candlelit decor accented by blooming roses communicates the idea quite well on its own. Married proprietors Andrew Hotis and Michelle Chadwick-Hotis…

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Grape Expectations

Shelves and crates of wine at The Wine Thief

Even for oenophiles, it’s easy to get lost perusing the many varietals in a wine store, hailing from all over the globe, boasting tempting descriptions, priced this way and that—some low enough to indicate warning, some so high that you …

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