Connecticut Cottages & Gardens - August 2015

The Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust Celebrates Their 50th Year

Celebrating their 50th year, supporters and guests sipped wine on the lawn before descending to a tent to enjoy cold corn and lobster soup, roasted halibut, and a black raspberry dessert catered by Glorious Foods. Anne Bass, Julien Lethbridge, Agnes Gund, Ben Rosen, Linda Allard, were among those attending in support of the group's stewardship, educational programs for families, and acquisition of threatened, irreplaceable lands.

A Pilgrimage Through the Rías Baixas Wine Region Leads to a Crisp Summer White

Recently, my wine travels took me to Galicia in northwestern Spain, the final destination of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James). I arrived in the UNESCO city of Santiago de Compostela, visited the shrine of St. James and then headed to the wine lands of Rías Baixas about an hour away. In this unique region, grape growing is a community affair—a beehive of thousands of nonprofessional growers.

The Near & Fair Aid Designer House Tour

On Friday, May 8, CTC&G was the designer breakfast and house tour media sponsor for the annual Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour. The day kicked off with a designer breakfast at the Patterson Club featuring Alexa Hampton as the keynote speaker, followed by a tour of six extraordinary homes in Fairfield County. The tour concluded with a Toast the Tour evening at the Fairfield County Hunt Club that included a luxury car show by Miller Motor Cars.