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NH celebrates 9th annual Wine Week

  • Associated Press
  • January 26, 2014 - 7:35 PM

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission's ninth annual Wine Week is featuring wine personalities and bottle-signings and tastings — culminating with an Easter Seals fundraising event featuring nearly 1,800 wines.

Wine Week is being held from Monday, Jan. 27, through Thursday, Jan. 30.

On Wednesday, there will be two "Cellar Notes" events, one held in Manchester at the Puritan Backroom Event & Conference Center and another in Portsmouth at the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center. They will feature four elite wine personalities for an educational tasting and reception.

The 11th Easter Seals Winter Wine Spectacular, the largest wine tasting event in northern New England, takes place Thursday at the Radisson Hotel Manchester from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

"Wine Week taps into New Hampshire, and the region's love of wine," said Joseph Mollica, chairman of the New Hampshire Liquor Commission. "With more than $273 million in wine sales last fiscal year, which marks a 7.3 percent increase from the previous year, New Hampshire is a significant player in the wine world. Our status draws the industry's premier wine producers, who travel great distances each January to interact with our customers."

For more information on Wine Week events and to purchase tickets, visit www.NHWineWeek.com.

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