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Recapping Awesomness: Schneider Weisse Portfolio Tasting with Georg Schneider VI at Harry’s in Fairfield

28 May


Our love affair with Schneider Weisse (G. Schneider & Sohn) began a few years ago at Ginger Man SoNo. There was a vintage Aventinus (it was aged for 4 years) on the menu that cost us $16, but was well worth it. That first taste was heavenly and fueled an obsession for us. So, when Harry’s of Fairfield reached out to us about a VIP tasting event featuring the owner of Schneider Weisse, Georg Schneider VI, we didn’t hesitate one bit. And, after spending two hours there at the Fairfield Cheese Company tasting table, we have an even deeper appreciation for all their brews.

Yes, we tasted all of their brews, heard the stories behind each one, and even had an exclusive tasting of their brand new distilled beer. How exclusive? Georg had never even seen the bottle before, it was a first!

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Kentucky Craft Bourbon Class ft. Pappy, Stagg, Taylor, Sazerak, and more @ Harry’s – Fairfield, CT

21 Apr

Pappy…just ONE of the bourbons that are up for tasting…

Update:  tickets sold out in just a few hours, but you can still be put onto the wait list.  

There are a few great things about watching the Kentucky Derby.  You get to wear goofy hats, dress like you’re from the 1800s, drink Mint Juleps, and drink away your sorrow with bourbon because you lost all your bets.  But, you can’t just drink any ‘ol bourbon!  Come on, think it through…you need Kentucky Bourbon!  So, to help you stock up and get a nice bourbon portfolio going, Harry’s in Fairfield is offering a very extremely super limited class on 4/30/14 from 7-9 pm.  

For just $30, you’ll get your entry into the Kentucky Craft Bourbon Class that will feature Pappy Van Winkle, George T. Stagg Jr., E.H. Taylor, Elmer T. Lee, Blanton’s, Sazerak, and even more not listed.  In addition, you’ll get to try a Mint Julep made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon.  $30 for tastings of these great bourbons and ryes, especially some being so rare and highly acclaimed, is quite a steal.  The only problem…20 seats.  If you want a spot, call up Jan or Patrick right away at (203) 259-4692 or e-mail them at harrys@snet.net.  Make sure you tell ’em that OmNomCT sent ya! ;)

Kentucky Derby Craft Bourbon Class

4/30/14 from 7-9

$30 per person

Harry’s Wine & Liquor

2094 Post Road

Fairfield, CT 

Geno Auriemma Wine Tasting with Kara Wolters of UConn/WNBA/Olympics Fame at Harry’s in Fairfield

12 Nov

It’s one thing to be a NCAA champion, but to also be a WNBA champion, AND an Olympic gold medalist is a completely other thing.  We are talking about Kara Wolters here who got her start here in CT at UConn.  She’ll be offering up wine for tasting, will be signing autographs, and will be available for pics at Harry’s Wine & Liquor in Fairfield on 11/16 from noon to 2 pm.

So, you’re probably asking, why would a basketball player with major cred on the basketball court be offering up a wine tasting?  That’s because the wine is from none other than her former UConn Huskies coach…everybody’s favorite, Geno Auriemma.  He recently released the Geno Auriemma Wine label through 47 Anno Domini Vineyards in Italy and Kara Wolters is helping to get the word out.

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Celebrate Harry’s 72nd Birthday with Wine, Champagne, Cider, and Bourbon Tastings.

16 Oct

Normally for birthdays you need to find the perfect present for your friend then bring it over to the party.  But, it works the opposite way at Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market in Fairfield.  To celebrate their 72nd year in business this week, they’ll be giving you some amazing tasting treats and chances to get some amazing drinks.

First, we’ll start off on Thursday, 10/17, from 4-7 pm.  Kobrand Imports will be there and will be featuring a few wines including a 96 point Sassacaia 2010 ($175) and a 99 point Fonseca Vintage port 2011 that is $100.  While these two wines might not be in your normal price point, they are being sampled, so why not give them a try and see what 96 and 99 pointers taste like?

Then, on Friday, 10/18, from 4-7, you’ll be able to check out the champagnes of Canard Duchene.  If you head over to the other side of Harry’s where the beer is, you’ll be able to get a special tasting of Down East Cider.

Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year Old BourbonFinishing up the week, Saturday is going to be awesome!   If you swing by from 1-4 pm, you can taste an awesome variety of Italian Wines from Vias Imports.  Then, from 4-7 pm Harry’s will be offering a craft bourbon tasting.  We’re talking about Pappy Van Winkle 12 year bourbon and some other mysterious items that Patrick alluded to.  This is what he told us in a recent message:

“We are also going to delve into another hiding spot that we have and pull out another item or two that will be great accents to the tasting, who knows, one of them might even steal the show!”

Oh dear God, what can that mean?  You’ll just have to come by and find out!  In addition, be on the look out at the store for special prices on some of your favorite drinks and liquors.

Congratulations for being in business 72 years.  Here’s to 72 more…

Harry’s Wine &  Liquor Market

2094 Post Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
tel  203-259-4692
fax 203-259-7840
Mon – Thu:   8AM to 8PM
Fri&  Sat:   8AM to 9PM
Sunday:      10AM to 5PM

Located at 2094 Post Road, Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market has long been Fairfield County’s leader in education and the introduction of new industry trends. Winner of numerous accolades, including, “Best Beer Shop of Fairfield County” by the The Advocate, and “Best Wine Shop” by Connecticut Magazine, Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market has also been recognized by The Wine Advocatefor its contributions and history.

Fall in Love (Again, Over and Over) with Cheese this Fall at Fairfield Cheese Company

28 Aug

Cheese makes the world go round.  If you disagree, then you shouldn’t be reading this.  See, Fairfield Cheese Company (see our post) has created a load of cheesy goodness in store for you this fall.  If you haven’t stopped by their awesome store in Fairfield, now’s a great time.  See, they’ve just been named the winners of the 2012 Best Cheese Selection by Best of Connecticut.  But, that’s not all.  They are also featured in Food & Wine Magazine as one of the top 5 cheese shops in the entire country by Laura Werlin.  As if this isn’t enough, they’ve got an amazing variety of fun events happening.  So, check ‘um out for the first time or come back again to fall back in love with cheese:  

Fromage Friday

#FF #cheese #byob #heaven  Yup, it’s everything great about the world, every single Friday this fall from 5-8 pm.  Fromage Friday begins September 7 and will cost just $10.  In return, you’ll get to nom away on lots of gourmet cheese.  They will also provide empty glasses for you.  For what, you ask?  For your wine or beer, duh!  Let’s sweeten the deal a bit:  get your liquid goodness next door at Harry’s, tell them you’re a part of Fromage Friday and get a 10% discount.  Now, you can’t pull this on Swiss Cheese Saturday, Stracchino Sunday, Mascarpone Monday, or Turophile (means cheese lover, we looked it up and stuff) Tuesday.  This deal is only live during Fromage Friday, punks. Continue reading

Executive Chef Rob Bleifer of Food Network at Entwine Wine Tasting – Harry’s in Fairfield, CT

2 Jul

Food Network knows their food, Wente Vineyards knows their wines.  Mix ‘um both up and what do ya got?  Entwine.  Food Network’s approach with Entwine is creating a line of wines that will complement any food thrown at them.  While they are crafted to jive well with different kinds of cuisines and dishes, they can still stand tall by themselves as everyday drinking wines.

Feel like trying these out?  Well, you’ll have your chance to try all four Entwine varieties on July 7, from 1-4 pm at Harry’s Wine and Liquor Market in Fairfield, CT.  On hand will be Rob Bleifer, Executive Chef at Food Network.  He’ll be talking about Entwine, will be signing bottles, and will pose for pictures.  Don’t miss your shot to meet a culinary king and try out some killer new wine.  Here are the four Entwine wines along with the descriptions from the site.

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon: 

Rich, fruity, and herbaceous – like eating raspberry jam off of a sprig of thyme.

entwines with: blue cheese; burgers; cheese straws; creamed vegetables; roasted carrots; sautéed mushrooms; and steak and potatoes.

Perfect for: backyard barbecues.

2010 Chardonnay: 

Easy-drinking, with crisp fall fruit – think toast spread with homemade apple butter.

entwines with: cream sauces; goat cheese; grilled cheese sandwiches; potato chips; roast chicken; and shellfish.

Perfect for: a casual night with friends.

2010 Merlot: 

Juicy and mouthwatering – think mid-summer plums and cherries, with a hint of black tea.

entwines with: grilled pork; mac and cheese; meatloaf; pizza; salami; tomato sauce; and wild salmon.

Perfect for: weeknight dinners.

2010 Pinot Grigio: 

Crisp, refreshing, and citrusy, like a green apple drizzled with lime juice and honey.

entwines with: asian takeout; guacamole; ham; hor d’oeuvres; salty cheese; tropical fruit; and whitefish.

Perfect for: nice evenings out on the porch.

Harry’s Wine &  Liquor Market
2094 Post Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
tel  203-259-4692
fax 203-259-7840
Mon – Thu:   8AM to 8PM
Fri&  Sat:   8AM to 9PM
Sunday:      10AM to 5PM

Located at 2094 Post Road, Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market has long been Fairfield County’s leader in education and the introduction of new industry trends. Winner of numerous accolades, including, “Best Beer Shop of Fairfield County” by the The Advocate, and “Best Wine Shop” by Connecticut Magazine,  Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market has also been recognized by The Wine Advocate for its contributions and history.

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