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Ring in 2015 with Craft Cocktails Recipes from Onyx Moonshine

26 Dec

Holiday Cocktails Onyx Moonshine

We’ve never been a couple to pass up killer cocktails, but let’s be honest: they tend to add up and take a chunk out of your bank account after a full night of $20 drinks that feature almond milk that has been pressed by Capuchin monkeys. Okay, so we’re exaggerating a bit . . . they only cost $18, yes, but it can be expensive. So, why not just spend a nice and toasty night with some family and friends and a bottle of Onyx Moonshine

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Sweet News: Chocolate, Dessert, + Wine Lover’s Night to Benefit Shelter for the Homeless

23 Jan

Chocolate Dessert and Wine Lovers Evening Stamford 2014

You know it’s just about Valentine’s Day when you start to hear about the annual Chocolate, Dessert, & Wine Lover’s Evening that benefits the Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford.

Woah woah woah…you just said three of my favorite words.  All three of those together in one massively awesome event? Wait, tell me more!  

Okay, sure:

First up, it all goes down on 2/6/14 from 6-9 pm at the Stamford Marriott and tickets are $50 in advance (purchase them here) or $60 after February 3.  Good news, too:  100% of the tickets sold go directly to the Shelter for the Homeless.  This annual event is always a major fundraiser and with the crazy temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately, those without a home need the help even more.

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Keep It Local This Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

29 Nov

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When you keep it local, you’re doing more than helping out a local business owner.  You’re also supporting the people who work at that business and all the people who make the products that are sold there.  This with just one or a few purchases.

So, be brave, get on out there, and keep it in the CT.

And, if you’re looking for suggestions or ideas, we’ve got a few ideas:

1) Check out a huge list of local small business shops where you can get $10 back when you spend $30 on American Express this Saturday, 11/30.

2)  While you can buy your beer, wine, and liquor from mega-corporations that often have no idea what they’re talking about, you have a choice where you spend your money.  Shops like Val’s Discount Liquors in Greenwich, Harry’s Wine & Liquor in Fairfield, and Saugatuck Grain & Grape in Westport are knowledgeable, know everything about their inventory, and will treat you right.  Keep it even more local by buying beer like Two Roads and New England Brewing, wine like DiGrazia or Jones, and liquor produced in CT or nearby like Onyx Moonshine, too.

3)  If you’re out shopping today, you might want a quick bite or lunch on the road.  Forget the fast food places that have taken over the world and serve up frozen, preservative, and chemical laden food.  Instead, think of some great local spots like Burgers, Shakes & Fries in Darien and Greenwich, Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield, Station Eats in Stamford and New Canaan, or even healthier stops like Naked Greens in Norwalk and Wilton.

4) Keep it in Connecticut by shopping at the Holiday Artisan Market in Waterbury.  It starts tonight with a preview from 6-9:

“The weekend will kick off November 29th with the Shopper’s Premiere Preview Event which will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Skip the Black Friday madness and spend the evening at the City of Waterbury’s majestic City Hall; Receive exclusive discounts on unique handmade gifts, view vendor demonstrations, enjoy live music, and special samplings. Shoppers will be able to enjoy live music, catered refreshments, and an open bar with signature cocktails by Onyx Moonshine while browsing the vendor specials that are only available for that night. Tickets for the Shoppers Premier Preview cost $25 and can be purchased through The Palace Theatre. Ticket holders will enjoy drinks from local wineries and breweries as well as sample foods from well-known restaurants. Live musicians will be in attendance to help create a fun, exciting atmosphere for all visitors.”

The market will also be open on Saturday, 11/30, from 10 am to 6 pm.

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So, however you spend this weekend of holiday shopping, keep it as local as you can.

Tour the Whiskies of the World with BevMax and Kumo of Stamford

27 Mar
Like whiskey?
Okay, that was a stupid question.
Of course ya do.  You read our blog, so you must be sophisticated like us and enjoy a fine whiskey.  Now, we’re not going to get into the whole neat/on the rocks bit.  That’s a battle we’re not willing to fight today.

But, one thing we are willing to do is let you know about the second Whiskey Club meeting (Whiskies of the World), put together by BevMax of Stamford.  You’ll meet at Kumo Restaurant (850-860 East Main Street) at 7 pm.  Tickets are just $25 per person or $30 at the door. Buy them at BevMax:  835 East Main Street.  Because there are only 35 seats available, it’s strongly advised that you buy your tickets in advance…plus they’re cheaper, duh.

Here’s why you need to get to the Whiskey Club:

Eight whiskies from around the world will be tasted and paired with food, including Knob Creek Rye 100 from the Good Ol’ United States, Yamazaki Malt 12 yr. from Japan, Amrut from India, and Glenmorangie Nectar D’or from Scotland, and four more!

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Malloy Signs Liquor Bill and *POOF* Connecticut Has Sunday Liquor Sales!

14 May

VICTORY…FOR YOUR TASTE (and Sunday liquor sales)

Pardon the very hairy hand, I’m Italian after all.  We know it was coming, but most didn’t expect it to happen this quickly.  Yes, Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut, signed Sunday liquor sales into existence today.  Starting this Sunday, 5/20/12, you’ll be able to buy liquor, beer, and wine at your favorite shops and you’ll also be able to buy beer at supermarkets.  Sales on Sunday will be from 10 am to 5 pm.  Also, according to The Republic, you’ll also be able to stock up for parties on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day…plus the Mondays following any July 4th, Christmas, or New Year’s that happen to be on a Sunday.  Another great tidbit to look out for according to NBC Connecticut:  package stores can now sell fresh fruit for drinks, olives, cheese, and crackers.  No whine with that cheese anymore! ;)

So, drink up, here’s to you Connecticut.  We’ve earned it.  I celebrated by popping open a Victory Golden Monkey, which also coincides with American Craft Beer Week.  Coincidence?  I think not!

How are you planning to celebrate this victory that so many have been dying for?

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