Fall is one of our favorite seasons. Yeah, we know, there’s only four to choose from, but it’s in the top four most definitely. You’ve got perfect weather, nature’s colors explode, there is always so much to do, and it’s harvest time. Yes, this is the time when all your favorite pumpkin beers come out, when you drink cider again (hard or regular), and when you crave that slice of pumpkin pie. Well, we’ve got another great way for you to enjoy fall: a harvest season party with food, wine, and beer at Stew Leonard’s Wines and Spirits of Norwalk to raise money for The Exchange Club.
There will be over 65 different wines and beers available for tasting that you can try along with some great seasonal food. Tickets are just $40 and, as mentioned, go to help The Exchange Club that will use the money to benefit local community organizations and Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities. Just come by on Thursday, 10/18 from 6 pm to 8 pm and celebrate.
For starters, check out some of the food:
- Lobster Bruschetta
- Portabella Mushroom with Crab Meat and Pecorino Romano
- Marinated Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto
- Chicken Quesadilla with Guacamole and Sour Cream
- Baked Mini Red Bliss Potato stuffed with Chicken a la Reine
- California Roll with Ginger and Wasabi
- Corn & Pumpkin Fritter
- Assortment of International Cheeses with Artisan Bread & Crackers
- Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate
- Mini Pastry
Next, check out just some of the featured booze mentioned in their press release:
- Charter Oak Brewing ($8.99/6 pack): Charter Oak’s 1687 Brown Ale is brewed in an American style, which is slightly more robust than the traditional English Brown Ale. This beer is brewed to a dark copper shade and is somewhat sweet and malty with distinctive toasted flavors from both premium specialty roasted and chocolate malted barley, also allowing for a faint undertone of caramel.
- Cottrell Brewing Company ($8.99/6 pack): Cottrell Brewing Company is a Connecticut-based microbrewery, manufacturing delicious craft beers a fine New England tradition. We’ll taste their Old Yankee Ale, which is a medium bodied, American Amber Ale, as well as Perry’s Revenge Scotch Ale, a malty beast at 8.5% with nice round notes of chocolate and raisin.
- DiGrazia Vineyards Honey Blush ($15.99): A famous blend of honey and grapes from a local vineyard in Brookfield, Conn. The wine is full-bodied and has a robust flavor, with the honey used in place of preservatives. With no detectable sulfites (less than 10 parts per million), the shelf life is three to five years. It is additionally vegan friendly and organically processed.
- Bogle Phantom ($19.99): Bogle’s heady apparition of fierce berry and sensual spice haunts wine lovers! Rich black raspberries and briary boysenberries vividly surround the nose and palate, while the decadence of cocoa-dusted pomegranate is enticingly complex.
Feel like you just need to buy those bottles of beer and wine? Well, Stew’s Wines and Spirits will stay open late until 9 pm so you have a chance to get 15% off anything that was sampled that night.
Get your tix at:
Stew Leonard’s Wines and Spirits of Norwalk at 55 Westport Ave.
Mane St. Salon at 6 Main Street in Norwalk, CT
Luke’s Auto Body at 104 W. Cedar Street in Norwalk, CT
Exchange Club by phone at (203) 424-1122
Stew Leonard’s Wines and Spirits of Norwalk Harvest Party
10/18 from 6-8 (with extended hours until 9)
Address: 55 Westport Ave.
Phone: (203) 750-6162
About Exchange Club: Exchange, America’s Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse.