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Spring Sips At The Wine ConneXtion

Complimentary Wine Tasting Events Every Saturday from April - July 2017 (NORTH ANDOVER, MA) [March 28th, 2017] – The Wine ConneXtion located in North Andover, MA, is once again, offering guests an impressive lineup of complimentary wine tastings this spring. Every Saturday from 1pm -5pm , the expert staff will be pouring a variety of wines for guests to sample, ranging in price, varietal, theme and region. Consistently offering the best prices in the area, guests can expect to be introduced to new wines and educated on the weekly wines. All tastings are complimentary and open to the public, guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.April 8th, 2017: Picking Your PinotPinot Noir’s storied reputation originated in Burgundy, France, but the grape is cultivated for wine around the world. Guests will be able to sample a variety of Pinots from the major growing regions and will learn about the different flavors that the same grape is capable of producing when grown in different parts of the world. By the end of the tasting, you’ll know just what elements make up your favorite bottle of Pinot Noir. April 15th, 2017: Easter PicksWhether you're planning a feast at home or abroad, wine pairings can be a chore for both dinner guests and hosts alike, but this year guests can get a little help from the experts at The Wine ConneXtion. They’ll have a variety of wines, to taste and consider as a compliment to your festive menu. April 22nd, 2017: South African SafariAt this first-of-its-kind tasting, the experts at The Wine ConneXtion will leads guests on a tour of South Africa’s unique take on all of your favorite varietals including Pinotage, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet blends, to name a few. After tasting all that South African vines have to offer, guests will wonder why they haven’t journeyed to this ever expanding section of the store before. April 29th, 2017: Celebrity Tasting: Spring Flour with Joanne ChangAward-winning chef and restaurateur, Joanne Chang, will be joining The Wine ConneXtion for a seasonal celebrity tasting event! A 2016 James Beard Award winner, Joanne Chang opened Flour in 2000 with the inspiration to make life sweeter and has since been featured in Gourmet, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Lucky magazine, Inc. Magazine, and Boston magazine, as well as receiving a slew of “Best of Boston” awards. At this special event Chef Chang will be dishing up Sticky Bun Kouign Amann with caramel goo, whipped cream and pecans which will be paired with a selection of wines from The Wine ConneXtion! May 6th, 2017: Run for the RosésThe first of two special rosé tastings! Ladies, don the elaborate, and gentlemen, break out the pastels because The Wine ConneXtion is once again bringing the Kentucky Derby to North Andover, MA. At this tasting The Wine ConneXtion will celebrate the annual Run for the Roses with a complimentary wine tasting of domestic rosés. May 13th, 2017: Rosés InternationalAt the second tasting of rosés, The Wine Connextion will be pouring a variety of imported rosés from all around the world. The heartland of rosé is the Côtes de Provence in France, although rosés from Spain, Portugal, Austria and New Zealand have become increasingly popular and in this complimentary tasting, we invite you to savor the fresh, dry and vibrant taste of rosés. May 20th, 2017: Terrific TwelvesJoin The Wine ConneXtion for a tasting of the most popular picks that won't break the bank. With everything priced at $12 or under, this afternoon will be a great source of wine education, highlighting the flavor, aroma, and color differences between our top sellers. May 27th, 2017: Zins & SlidersAfter the cold winter, it's time for grill masters to shake off the dust, refill the propane and fire up the charcoal! At this tasting, The Wine ConneXtion will dispel the notion that barbeque lovers must slum with beer while indulging in their favorite grilled fare. During this complimentary tasting, we invite you to sip on Zinfandel's as you enjoy burger sliders and ultimately discover how the full-bodied, spicy flavors and rustic tannins of a quality Zin complements the flavors of their favorite grilled food. June 3rd, 2017: 90pts and Above Series 3Due to the overwhelming popularity of their "90 Points and Above" tasting, The Wine ConneXtion is excited to announce the final installment of the three-part tasting series. Wine connoisseurs will sip and swirl some of the industry’s most distinct and highest rated wines from top wine critics including: Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate and Robert Parker. Only a handful of wines ever earn the 90+ point distinction and the experts at The Wine ConneXtion have hand-selected a wide variety of these fine wines for guests to enjoy. June 10th, 2017: Chardonnay Your WayThis tasting is just what the name says; Chardonnay Your Way. At this tasting the experts at The Wine ConneXtion will be pouring a variety of Chardonnays that range from $10 upwards of $30 per bottle. The staff will take you through each selection, educating you on what you should be looking for as the price point changes! June 17th, 2017: Father’s Day PicksThis weekend is all about Dad. Whether he’s an avid wine drinker, or prefers a bottle of scotch, The Wine ConneXtion will help you find the perfect gift to thank him for all that he does. June 24th, 2017: Exploring RieslingA Riesling can span a broad range of styles from dry to sweet, as well as light to full-bodied. With such an expansive range of flavors, you'll be sure to find a wine to pair with your favorite summer meal, including pork, poultry, fish and even spicy and zesty foods. July 1st, 2017: Red, Whites and YouWhen it comes to wine, there are reds, whites, and hopefully, you! Show off your stars and stripes with a complimentary tasting where you are invited to enjoy an early 4th of July celebration while honing a deeper appreciation for different flavors of a variety of homegrown wines.Don’t miss the many opportunities to taste these impressive yet affordable wines that are perfect for any casual gathering or special occasion. As always, walk-ins are welcome all day. All tastings are complimentary and guests must be 21+. For more information visit www.wineconnextion.com. The Wine ConneXtion is located at 117 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845. About The Wine ConneXtion:The Wine ConneXtion offers customers a unique and innovative wine-purchasing experience at the First & Main Marketplace in North Andover, MA. The store offers "eXcellent wines at eXceptional prices" by providing the best wines in their categories with a no-fuss environment. With features like the Tasting Station, encouraging customers to taste and learn about the distinguishing features of wine before buying, the store marries innovative store design and technology with a long tradition of knowledge and experience. The result is their ability to select an assortment of quality wines at great prices and pass those savings onto their mainstream consumers and wine enthusiasts all over MA and beyond. In 2015 The Wine ConneXtion launched The BackRoom at The Wine ConneXtion, expanding its retail offerings to include even higher-end, exclusive wines and spirits including bourbon, whiskey, Scotch, vodka, rum and more. Located appropriately in the rear of The Wine ConneXtion, The BackRoom is an extension of the store’s welcoming yet meticulously organized atmosphere, and is staffed at all times with an expert that can answer all things fine wine and spirits. The Wine ConneXtion is located at 117 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845 and hours of operation are Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7pm, Friday: 10am – 8pm, Saturday: 9am - 7pm and Sunday: 11am - 5pm. To reach The Wine ConneXtion directly please call (toll-free) 877-469-5025. ###

When: May 27, 2017 1pm to May 27, 2017 5pm in North Andover, MA

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About North Andover, MA
North Andover Massachusetts is located in Essex County and lies along the banks of the Merrimack River. The town is served by major roadways that include Interstate 495 and routes 125 and 133. Lawrence Municipal Airport is also located within North Andover.

The town is governed by open town meeting form of government that includes a five member board of Selectmen and a Town Manager. Even though North Andover contains several industrial parks it still maintains a rural character and contains over 3,000 acres of preserved open space.

North Andover is a thriving community with an excellent school system and a strong commitment to its citizens. Find more information about North Andover by searching through the guide.