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Wine & Food Event at Mad River Taste Place - Oct 23

September 14, 2018

Join us on the evening of October 23rd at the Taste Place in the Mad River Valley.

The Vermont Fresh Network, Mad River Taste Place, and the Vermont Grape and Wine Council are hosting a tasting of ice cider, mead, and (non-grape) fruit wines from 5:30 - 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 23rd. 

 The evening will be an exploration of these wines and the range of foods that pair well with them. The guest list will include both restaurant professionals and interested members of the general public (public tickets are $15, $10 for members). Our program will begin with Mary Tuthill, of the Taste Place, featuring cheese & wine pairings and describing how she finds the best pairings. Then, participants will explore the wines being sampled, speak with the winemakers, and taste a wide range of foods to discover what appeals to them for combinations. We will collect everyone's top recommendations. 

 This is a fun way to explore the many facets of Vermont wine and specialty food. The focus will be on wines with a slightly sweeter (to much sweeter) profile and appreciating their depth of flavor and range of pairing possibilities. 

If you are a winemaker with a product that fits the above description and would like to participate on October 23rd, please email no later than October 1st. If you are a winemaker who doesn’t fit that profile but would like to participate in future similar events (and don’t already receive our invitations to them), Zea is also the the person to email but there’s no deadline. 

If you work in a restaurant or similar business (food tours, food writer, beverage retail, etc.) and would like to attend the event, please email Zea or

If you are a farmer or specialty food maker and would like to donate product to be highlighted as a pairing option, please email 

 Public tickets are on sale.  


This program is made possible by a grant from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets to support the production of grapes and other winemaking specialty crops in Vermont. To read more about the Vermont Fresh Network's work on this project visit our Wine Project Page.

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