Fabulous fun with wine and food right here in Clinton

Have you ever been to Chamard?  I know some people I talk with say they have never been, but do want to go.  I say, wait no more!!

While Clinton’s very own vineyard is an absolutely gorgeous setting in which to spend an afternoon sipping some fine wine, they offer so much more than just stopping in for a taste of wine.  All local businesses should consider having their functions here, they have several great spaces that can accommodate a small group or a large crowd and offer catering to make for a memorable company outing. I have long believed  Chamard is the most perfect setting in CT for a wedding that is intimate and elegant.  Imagine your wedding guests leaving with a custom crush-your very own wine to celebrate your special day.  This is not a slap a custom label on a sub par bottle of wine; you select the grapes the type of barrel for aging, and  Chamard will help create custom labels and take care of the bottling.  I have been there to their Sunday farmers’ market and my husband has been there for brew sessions offered by Stomp and Crush.  On a recent visit in their tasting room, I learned of another fabulous event they have going on all year long, a Singer Song Writer & Food Truck series.  What better way to spend a Friday evening after work than to wind down with a glass of wine enjoying live music and fun food options?  You can learn about their calendar of musicians on their blog here.   Interestingly, one of their “Food Truck” vendors is another Clinton business:  Franks Wood Fired Pizza Truck.  I couldn’t believe I had never heard of Frank and his mobile oven after all he lives not far from us and we share similar interest-wood fired pizza-we both have brick oven’s in our back yards-who knew?  I can’t wait to meet Frank and have some fab pizza from his mobile oven.  Pizza is not the only thing Franks offers-he can do pigs-I see a a big party in our future.  Before you even think of phoning that Green Truck thing keep it LOCAL and call  Frank.

Another great thing about both Chamard and Frank, they have been very generous in offering awards to some our winners for this year’s Gingerbread Contest!  Now there is motivation for you!

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