Meriden Once Again Hosts Nites in the City

Main & Vine Wine Tasting

Main & Vine Wine TastingIf you’re like us and enjoy a good glass of wine or a frosty beer from time to time, then be in the Silver City on September 25th and 26th as Meriden once again hosts the 15th Annual Nites in the City, a two night event showcasing some great examples of wine and beer from all over the world.

Main & Vine Wine Tasting

Enjoy a glass of wine tonight!The festivities kick off on Thursday, September 25th with the Main & Vine Wine Tasting sponsored by the Meriden Rotary and the City of Meriden. Plan on sampling at least 25 varieties of wine, both imported and domestic . You’ll be able to treat your palate to Chardonnays, Merlots, Pinot Grigios, Cabernets and other delicious varietals. (Personally, I hope they include a Riesling or two, preferably from Germany or the Pacific Northwest, but any Riesling is a good Riesling!) And if you don’t care for the fruit of the vine, they will have several different beers on hand to wet your whistle with!

There will be food too, courtesy of the Drust family, owners of the Wallingford ShopRite. Also, some local artists will have their work on display and there will be live music to keep your toes tapping. Oh yeah, and you get to KEEP your wine glass, too! Proceeds of the Wine Tasting will go to various local charities.

Tickets will be available at the door for $25 per person, or they may be purchased in advance for $20 from local charities or Bob’s Package Store, 1428 East Main Street, Meriden. For more information, contact Wendy Ronitz-Baker at (860) 384-1441.

Silver City Brew Fest

Silver City BrewfestFriday, September 26th brings brewing to the forefront with the Silver City Brew Fest, featuring 25 different beers to try including some familiar favorites like Blue Moon, Shock Top, Sam Adams and Stella Artois, as well as some less recognizable brews such as Weyerbacher, Leinenkugels and my personal favorite, Smutty Nose. Pumpkin flavored beers and some hard ciders will also be available. As with the previous night, if you’re not into beer there will be at least 25 different wines to sample as well.

The food for this night’s event will be provided as part of A Taste of Meriden as 15 area restaurants show off their signature dishes to accompany your favorite beverage. Free hamburgers and hotdogs will also be available.

All proceeds of the Brew Fest will go to Beat the Street and the Rotary Foundation.

Three cheers for BeerBoth events start at 5:30 PM and run until 8:30 PM. Tickets for the brew fest can be purchased in advance for $20, or at the door for $25. Tickets can be purchased from:

  1. Bob’s Package Store, (203) 238-7895
  2. Meriden YMCA, (203) 235-6386 x12
  3. Hunter’s Ambulance, (203) 235-3369

The event will take place at the Downtown Courthouse Plaza at 50 West Main Street. Click here for directions. All attendees must be 21 or over. In the event of rain, the event will move indoors to the Meriden Senior Center.

Whether your tastes run from a glass of delicate chardonnay to a mug of dark ale, you’ll find something that will surely please your palate. Come on down and say hello to Autumn in style!

For more info on area happenings, be sure to visit our page on Facebook, 365 Things to Do in CT!


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