Wine On 9 - 2015
New Haven’s Historic 9th Square district is certainly the downtown destination for New Haven, featuring great art, food, music, and cultural activities.
Best of all, this eclectic neighborhood provides the backdrop for First Fridays On9 in New Haven.
One of my favorite On 9 events returned this year on November 6, 2015! The Wine On Nine "wine crawl" through the Ninth Square where we had the chance to visit and meet various merchants, restaurants, and organizations in the 9th Square New Haven.
|Welcome to Wine On 9|
At just $15.00 a ticket, this was indeed a bargain and all who participated received a keepsake wine glass for sampling, a map of the participating merchants in the neighborhood, and some delicious wine tastings from the Wine Thief.
First Fridays On9 are open-house evenings featuring creative events that showcase the wide array of shops, restaurants, marketplaces, homes, and cultural centers in the historic 9th Square neighborhood.
I gathered up what friends I could find and off we went for our little wine crawl.
|Wine On 9|
We did our very best to reach every stop - but unfortunately we missed a few. But everywhere we stopped we had fun and sampled some great wines.
Wine Crawl Stops:
Baobab Tree Studios (71 Orange St. – also check-in location) * Serving: Secco Italian Bubbles Bianco 2014
|At Baobab Tree Studios|
My favorite wine of the night! Sweet and bubbly this is my new party wine!
Meat & Co. (116 Crown St.) Serving: HD Riesling.
Fornarelli’s Ristorante (99 Orange St.)
This was my first time at Fornarelli's and I'll be sure to return!
Cedarhurst Cafe ( 44 Crown St.) * Serving: Sin Nombre Navarra Crianza 2011 (Spain)
G Cafe (141 Orange St.) Serving: Serving Riff Pinot Grigio by Alois Lageder from Alto Adige, Italy and a Terres de St. Louis Rose from Provence, France
|G Cafe and Bakery|
The next morning I returned to their Branforrd location for a delicious breakfast!
Fletcher Cameron (91 Orange St.) * Serving: Clos de Gilroy Grenache Monterey County 2014
|Fletcher Cameron Kitchen Designs|
This design studio is full of contemporary cabinetry and design perfect for the urban dweller!
Neville Wisdom Design Studio (63 Orange St.) * Serving: Gine & Gine Priorat Rosat 2014
|Neville Wisdon Design Studio|
Always one of my favorite stops to chat with designer Neville and brand director Lauren Sprague.
Happiness Lab (756 Chapel St.) Serving: Dado Red Blend by Ca’ Momi Winery Napa (California).
Thali (4 Orange St.) Serving: Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 from California.
Reynold’s Fine Art (96 Orange St.) * Serving: Tenuta Ulisse “Sogno di Ulisse” Chardonnay Malvasia 2013 101
|Reynolds Fine Art|
Those are my pals Gayle and Maggie!
Art Threads (118 Court St.) * Serving: DEI Rosso di Montepulciano 2013
A fun art studio full of eclectic pieces.
English Building Market (839 Chapel St.) * Serving: L’Effet Papillon Rouge Cotes du Rousillion Village 2014
|English Building Market|
Yes! Those are vintage Lilly Pulitzer slip on shoes!
The Trinity Bar (157 Orange St.) Serving:Dachshund Riesling
|The Trinity Bar|
Where we returned for dinner after the crawl
Inspired Venue (82 Crown St.) * Serving: Vignerons de Buxy Bougogne Rouge Cote Chalonnaise 2013
Capture Salon (100 Crown St.) * Serving: Reunion Malbec Mendoza 2014
Artspace (50 Orange St.) * Serving: Cerro Anon Rioja Crianza 2011. Also displaying special steam roll art.
A megawatt smile and some great wine!
EcoWorks (262 State St.) Join us for a fun wine-related craft activity reusing bottles and corks. Free and open to the public.
Fresh Yoga (49 Orange St.) Offering a free class as part of the night’s events.
I need to thank friends Gayle and Maggie for accompanying me on this fun wine crawl! And the great peeps at On Nine for continuing the wine on nine tradition!
We laughed and laughed and had so much fun, and in spite of temporarily losing my phone, (Thanks Reynolds Art for safekeeping!) and a twisted ankle and a misplaced car in a parking garage, we couldn't have had a better time...and we are looking forward to COOKIES ON NINE!!!
For more information on the On 9 events, visit their website at: http://www.on9newhaven.com/
For more pictures from the event,
visit the Home Place facebook page HERE
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