Wine, Whiskey and Craft Beer Tasting @ Stew Leonard's

CTbites Team

Join the wine specialists from Stew Leonard's Wines of Norwalk as we celebrate harvest season with an October Wine, Whiskey and Craft Beer Tasting!  More than 50 wines and beers will be featured, as well as a special Compass Box blended whisky tasting, and a menu of seasonal fare freshly prepared by Stew Leonard’s culinary team.

The event takes place on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Stew Leonard's food store, located at 100 Westport Avenue in Norwalk.  Tickets are $40 per person and all proceeds will benefit The Norwalk Exchange Club, which will use the funds raised to benefit local community organizations in the City of Norwalk.

Stew Leonard's Wine specialists have hand-picked a selection of more than 50 wines that complement the flavors of the fall harvest season.  Notable bottles include Duckhorn Merlot ($39.99/91 Points Wine Enthusiast), Meiomi Pinot Noir ($19.99), Stag’s Leap Chardonnay ($29.99) and Crognolo Super Tuscan (95 points James Suckling/$27.99).  A number of local beers will also be sampled, including Two Roads from Stratford, Conn. and Charter Oak from New Canaan, Conn, as well as American ciders, such as Sam Adams Angry Orchard Hard Cider “Crisp Apple” ($8.99 six-pack) and Crispin Natural Hard Apple Cider Artisanal Reserve “The Saint” ($5.99). 

This year, a special tasting of Compass Box blended whiskies will be offered alongside a dessert tasting table, featuring Caramel Apple Wedges and chocolate meringue chews and assorted brownies.  Additional menu items include: 

  • ·         A live-action Risotto Bar featuring a variety of flavorful toppings
  • ·         Chicken Saltimbocca Pops
  • ·         Beef Pot Pie Turnovers
  • ·         Grilled Cheese on artisanal bread
  • ·         Pumpkin Zucchini Pancakes
  • ·         Olive bar with grilled vegetables & charcuterie

Stew Leonard’s Wines, located at 55 Westport Avenue in Norwalk, will extend their hours that night until 9 p.m. so that guests will enjoy a 15% off discount on their purchase of any wine and beer being sampled that night.  *Wines and beers already listed at state minimum and/or on sale will be excluded.

Tickets can be purchased at Stew Leonard's Wines of Norwalk located at 55 Westport Ave.; Mane St. Salon at 6 Main Street, Norwalk; Luke’s Auto Body at 104 W. Cedar St, Norwalk; or by contacting the Exchange Club at 203.424.1122.

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.

About Stew Leonard's Wines of Norwalk
Stew Leonard's Wines, named the 2011 Wine Enthusiast Retailer of the Year, is known for the personal service it provides to customers and its knowledgeable staff, many of whom are certified wine professionals. The store carries 2,600 wines from around the world, including more than 200 bottles of hard-to-find, highly rated wines in the fine wine cellar. Sign up to be notified of future events via email by filling out a form at the store. Visit for more information.