Wine and Chocolate lovers collide this Saturday


WINE2Wine and chocolate lovers unite this Saturday (April 18), from 3 to 9 p.m., at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, 400 Oriskany St., W., Utica for the Utica Wine & Chocolate Festival presented by Mohawk Valley Winery which itself is slated to open soon on Varick St. in Utica. You can come and check out a variety of amazing New York State Wines and delectable treats for you and any of your wine and chocolate loving friends. And, don’t forget the free commemorative wine glass. Wine taster tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Designated Driver tickets are $10. For tickets, visit



Here are 5 great reasons you HAVE to go:
Because, wine and chocolate

WINE6It’s pretty self-explanatory. Both are awesome, just like you. Wineries such as Coyote Moon Vineyards, Barnstormer Winery, and Heron Hill Winery are just a few of many offering FREE samples.  Desserts? Yes, please. Candy Jar Confections, Goufrais German Chocolate, and G & A Sweet Treats are among many vendors offering that fix for your sweet tooth.




Wine for a good cause

WINE3Every bottle sold at the Wine and Chocolate Festival = $1 to the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY, Inc. So, drink wine, eat cake, and feel great about doing something wonderful for your community!




Shop local!

WINEWedding season is upon us, and you will find something for EVERYONE on your gift list. Beyond wine and chocolate, there will be many local craft vendors, as well as house gifts, and services that will please anyone on your list.






Thanks to Martin, Harding, and Mazzotti, you and your crew can safely enjoy your wine and chocolate and can be assured to get home without worry. Be sure to call 1-800-LAW-1010 to schedule a ride from the event. Also, designated drivers get special discounts from our wine vendors! Inquire within!


Wine Pick Up Service

You don’t even have to carry the bottle, alright several bottles or case of wine around the festival while you shop. Simply use the Wine Check Service. It’s just like coat check, but for wine. Amazing.

If these 5 reasons haven’t convinced you, then go check out their site at or contact Pam at Galaxy Events at 315- 471-9597.


Katy Cole
The Fuze Magazine

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