People aren’t the only ones who get to undergo massive makeovers. Nope! Plenty of restaurants and businesses update and renovate to not only keep up with the times, but to also look ahead into the future. And, while Stew Leonard’s Wines in Danbury already had a good thing going on, they closed up shop and went under the knife, so to say. After an amazing amount of work, the newly renovated store will be open tomorrow, November 13. If you’d like to take part in the grand opening celebration, stop by at 2 pm on 11/14 and have a Dom Pérignon toast with Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Stew Leonard Jr. Now, here are some of the things to be excited about in terms of changes and some great events that they have planned for their loyal (and soon-to-be-loyal) customers: • There’s 9,500 square feet of liquid awesomeness here with easier to navigate rows. • There’s an expanded wine section with over 1,500 varieties of wine from across the globe
• Wine is grouped by country and varietal
• There are over 1,000 bottles of wine for sale under $10.00
• There’s a bigger beer section than ever that includes 700 microbrews, local beers, seasonals, other domestics, and imports. • And, yes, there’s an improved Spirits section for all your cocktail making or straight shooting needs.
🍷 11/13 from 1-7: Taste five Bordeaux wines priced from $9.99-$19.99. 🍷 11/14 from 1-5: Vertical tasting of Dominus featuring the 1996, 2001, 2003, and 2011 vintages with prices from $150-250. 🍷 11/15 from 1-5: Wine tasting from Bodega Catena Zapata in Argentina. All these wines are rated 90 or more points and cost between $18.99-$49.99. 🍷 11/15 from 4-7: Try Ciroc Pineapple ($29.99) and three wines from Portugal (from $8.99-$17.99). 🍷 11/16 from 12-4: Get tastes of the 2005 Mouton Rothschild, a $900 bottle that’s rated 96 points. Even if you don’t buy it, you’ll need to try it.
Stew Leonard’s Wines of Danbury Address: 2 Nabby Road, Danbury, Conn., 06811 Store Phone: 203-797-0049 Store Hours: Monday –Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. To sign up to receive emails about store events, samplings and specials, visit www.stewswines.com.