Thursday, September 11, 2014

WINE DINNER: Ponzi Wine Dinner with Owner Maria Ponzi

Maria Ponzi rarely misses a visit to Harry's on her east coast trips. For a good many years we have had the opportunity to visit with her and taste her wines at our store as she rushes from place to place to meet all of her obligations up and down the eastern seaboard. Each time she stops in we enjoy her visit and I think she feels similarly. There is always lots of conversation and stories from the road as we are reminded of what an engaging personality she is. 

Through the years we have tried to find a time that suits us both to do an event together. We have talked in the past about the idea of a guest speaker appearance at our very popular wine school and/or a wine dinner but have never been able to fit it into that very busy schedule of hers. The last time we visited together we stopped talking about it and penciled it in on the calendar. Finally we have it set!

We are very big appreciators of wine makers that have the type of passion for what they do that Maria does. She loves what she does and it shows in her winemaking, Her wines are well balanced and conssitant which is hard to do when you use organic practices is vineyard. Mother nature is unforgiving some years and puts her own stamp on the winemakers best attempts Maria seems to have a friend in Mother nature and a keen feel for what the seasons are telling her. Finding the right moment in time to pick and working her magic when it comes to blending different blocks of grapes into the final product that she releases to market is both and art and a science that she seems to have been born to do. 

On Thursday September 18th Maria will join us at Bin 100 in Milford to present her most current wines and talk about her vineyard. Seats are selling quickly but there is stil time to get your reservation in and meet this wonderfully engaging woman and winemaker. Menu below, hope to see you there.

Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market, Wine Lovers of CT,
Bin 100, and Ponzi Vineyards Present:
Wine Dinner with Owner/Winemaker Maria Ponzi
Thursday, September 18 – 7PM
$75 all inclusive

Passed Hors D’ouevres
Pinot Gris 2013

Sea Scallops
Pan seared with house made lemon pepper fettuccine
Reserve Chardonnay 2012

Wild Salmon Filet
Chanterelle mushroom sauce
Tavola Pinot Noir 2012

Roasted Rack of Lamb
Cranberry red wine reduction, rosemary Yukon gold potatoes
Willamette Pinot Noir 2011

Grilled Peach
Sweet fresh ricotta, toasted hazelnuts
Vino Gelato 2012

For reservations please contact:
Wine Lovers of Ct
1211 Quinnipiac Ave, New Haven
For wine info please contact:
Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market
2094 Post Road, Fairfield
Phone:(203) 259-4692

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