Weekly Nibble: Mohegan Winefest, Beekeeping, Brunch, Cocktail & Cooking Classes, Home Brewing & More!

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Dinners At The Farm have released tickets for their 2016 season. More info here.

Barcelona Stamford invites you to their “Cocktail Classroom” on Wednesday January 13.  The night is all about tequila!  Learn how to prepare tequila cocktails and enjoy bites that go with the spirit.  It starts at 7pm and costs $35 per person.  

Fleishers Craft Kitchen in Westport is launching a brand new series of biweekly beer dinners with CT's best craft and micro brewers, titled "Butchers Meat Brewers."

Napa and Company in Stamford has announced their winter wine classes!  The series begins on Monday January 11 with “Call Me a Cab,” a blind tasting of 6 Cabernets from different regions.  There will be 3 small plates as well.  Reservations are required and the class costs $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 

Rothbard's European gastropub in Westport has launches Brunch every Saturday & Sunday starting at 11:30am. 

The Connecticut Vegetable & Small Fruit Grower’s Conference will take place on Monday January 11 at Maneeley’s Conference Center in South Windsor, CT.  There will be a trade show as well as seminars and guest speakers throughout the day. 

Broad Brook Brewing in East Windsor is excited to announce the release of the Jigawatts Double IPA.  Join them at the brewery on Wednesday January 13 from 3-7pm for its grand debut and again on Saturday the 16th for its can release.  

Have you ever wanted to learn how to be a beekeeper?  Now you can, with a four class series offered at the Stonewall Apiary.  Experienced beekeeper Stuart Woronecki will lead students through field days in the apiary’s bee yards.  The second class in the series is on January 13, with additional classes on the 20 and 27.  The class costs $105 per person and can be purchased up until the day before each class. 

If you love wine, be sure to go to Morello Italian Bistro in Greenwich on Thursdays and Sundays.  Select wines will be 50% off.

Click, Commercially Licensed Cooperative Kitchen, Inc., is located in Windham, CT.  On Saturday January 16, join them for a “New Year’s Resolution Detox Cooking & Nutrition Class.”  It runs from 2-4pm. 

Get “extreme” on Sunday January 17 at the Extreme Pint BeerFest in Hartford.  Sample craft brews from 20 breweries while listening to a concert by Lettuce in Infinity Hall.  Tickets start at $29 for the concert and go to $46 for the festival.  Enjoy both for $75.  

Register now for Craft 260’s 2nd annual home brew competition!  It costs $10 to participate and you can pick up an entry form at the restaurant to register.  Then, bring your home made creations to the restaurant on Monday January 18 at 5pm to be judged by guests from Sierra Nevada, Two Roads Brewery, and more.    Additional rules and information is on their facebook page. 

The Harvest Kitchen at Jones Family Farms has announced their 2016 Spring Schedule.  Check out the dates for their cooking classes, healthy lifestyles series, sip and savor classes, and more. 

Bar Ordinary in New Haven has a number of specials to keep the new year interesting!  On Tuesdays, enjoy half off select bottles of wine and bubbly.  On Wednesdays, step into their “Cocktail Lab” for innovative concoctions.  On Thursdays, enjoy prohibition inspired punch bowls that serve 4-6 people.

AMG’s Winter Adult Cooking Classes are filling up quickly!  The next available class, a “Valentine’s Couple’s Class,” is on February 9.  Reserve your spot today before it is sold out.

Tickets for the Mohegan Sun WineFest are on sale now!  The annual extravaganza spans the weekend of January 29-31 and features Celebrity Chef Rocco Dispirito.  

On January 19, Fleisher’s Craft Butchery in Westport will offer “Pork Butchery 101.”  Learn cutting techniques, preparation methods, different cuts, and more.  It costs $100 per person.