MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) will host its first-ever combined fine wine and premium cocktails tasting event at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. In addition to sampling, guests will have the opportunity to purchase fine red, white and rosé wines from around the world and a variety of premium and ultra-premium spirits, including bourbon, vodka, gin, Scotch and Irish whiskies, liqueurs and cordials. “Expanding Your Palette” will take place on Thursday, May 17, from 6-9 p.m. With a backdrop of European and American paintings, decorative art, photographs, and sculptures, guests will sample cocktails and fine wines and enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Currier Museum of Art, located at 150 Ash Street. Tickets cost $75. For more information and tickets, visit: nhliquorwine.ticketleap.com/
“We are constantly striving to offer our 11 million annual customers new, unique and exclusive opportunities to sample our tremendous array of premium and ultra-premium wines and spirits. Set in the internationally renowned Currier Museum of Art, our first-ever fine wine and cocktails tasting event is a perfect example of that commitment,” said NHLC Chairman Joseph Mollica. “This creative event gives our customers the opportunity to sample a variety of enticing wines and delicious spirit-based cocktails in a wonderful setting.”
Guests who purchase six or more bottles of wine or spirits at the event will receive a discount of 15-percent, allowing event attendees to stock wine cellars at the most competitive prices.
In addition to two signature annual events, NH Wine Week in January and the Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits in November, NHLC has expanded its wine and spirits tasting opportunities over the past three years. NHLC has hosted seven tasting events as part of its ongoing Fine Wine Tasting series, raising thousands of dollars to support New Hampshire charities.
NHLC has seen considerable sales growth for its premium and ultra-premium wines and spirits, which have contributed to NHLC’s sales success. NHLC broke its all-time sales record in Fiscal Year 2017, with total sales reaching $698.2 million, marking a 2.92-percent or $19.8 million increase from the previous year.
In addition to the Currier Museum of Art, NHLC has worked over the past five years with suppliers and brokers to raise more than $1.42 million for nonprofit organizations making an impact in New Hampshire. Those nonprofits include: Best Buddies NH, Easterseals New Hampshire, Homes for Our Troops, Operation Care for Troops, New Hampshire Food Bank, Toys for Tots, Granite United Way, Concord Hospital, Community Foundation Sonoma County, Napa Valley Community Foundation, Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, Crotched Mountain Foundation, Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, and the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association.
About the New Hampshire Liquor Commission
The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) operates 79 retail locations throughout the Granite State and serves more than 11 million customers each year. More than $3.5 billion in net profits has been raised since the first store opened in 1934. NHLC set an all-time sales record in Fiscal Year 2017, generating $698.2 million in gross sales, an increase of $19.8 million – or 2.92-percent – over the previous fiscal year. Total liquor net profits reached $159 million, of which $155.7 million was transferred to the New Hampshire General Fund, which is used to fund programs including education, health and social services, transportation and natural resource protection. Additionally, $3.3 million was transferred to New Hampshire’s Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Fund, which utilizes a percentage of NHLC profits to fund addiction treatment and prevention programs.
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