One of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country, The Griswold Inn opened its doors for business in 1776 and has been catering to yachtsmen and overland travelers ever since. We are situated in the historic hamlet of Essex, nestled on the banks of the Connecticut River. Anyone familiar with Essex knows it as an extraordinary town and The Griswold Inn - a very special place. Although the Inn exudes the charm of days gone by, we are anything but dated. From our sophisticated cuisine, extensive wine offerings, comfortable accommodations, and modern amenities, The Griswold Inn offers the best of times.
Dry white Bordeaux wine may be relatively unknown to the average American palate and certainly underappreciated in the wine world, particularly because Bordeaux has been built on a footing of red wine. Even the famous sweet whites like Sauternes or Barsac receive much more attention than most dry whites from Bordeaux. They have [...] View ->
The Merlot grape is one of the five varieties of Bordeaux and may be traced back to the first century in France. Even though Cabernet Sauvignon is the regarded the premier grape of Bordeaux, it is actually second for total acreage. Merlot is often the primary grape in blends due to its ability to ripen [...] View ->
Because we have chosen to begin our Autumn Wine Series in October with the wines from the Southern Rhone (we will have the perfect food to pair with them, as well), I thought it would be particularly noteworthy to discuss this scenic wine region of France. Since the Middle Ages when the pope gave the order to begin [...] View ->