Mike Valletta


We all know by now that I really love vineyards. My Italian roots run deep, and as an Italian, I believe a good glass of wine is good for the soul. Don’t take my word for it, however, read some of the studies on red wine and how it may help with the longevity of our lives. Paired with chocolate, I’m pretty sure we’ll all be living a pretty nice life as we… Read More

They say one way to take the chill away is with a fine glass of wine. Maybe two. Maybe three. Either way, I can’t argue with that. As winter ramps into full gear, there’s no better way to take away the winter chill other than a visit to a local Connecticut winery. Surprising, isn’t it? Many local wineries aren’t known to be open through the winter months. If you were to mention… Read More

Ah, Litchfield. It’s a charming little town that was once the old county seat of beautiful Litchfield County, Connecticut. It’s nostalgic in every way possible. With houses as grand as the people that live in it, Litchfield is a quintessential New England town that is full of surprises around every corner. Recently, a new surprise appeared in the village center as a once popular restaurant, Aspen Garden, closed up shop and left… Read More

As Valentine’s day approaches, we continue to search for great ideas that will make the day with that special someone memorable. Wine, of course, tops the list as many enjoy a night in with dinner and a glass of wine. My personal favorite is a wine that has gained in popularity over the past few months. Cupcake Wine, from Cupcake Vineyards in California, is a wine that will captivate the senses. The… Read More

Autumn is the perfect time of year to discover the array of wineries that Litchfield County has to offer. It is also the time of year that many of the local wineries get to show off their local flavor. One local winery, Sunset Meadow Vineyards of Goshen, did just that. This weekend, September 25th and September 26th, they held their Harvest Festival which included everything from wine tastings to vineyard tours and… Read More

    This goes without saying, but we have many great places to discover right in our own backyard. Our neighbors are continually working hard to improve the area that they are proud to call home, and their proud to introduce it to as many people as possible. Recently, I had a chance to explore one of those great places. Sunset Meadow Vineyards, located in Goshen,CT is a fantastic exploration. A small, yet… Read More