Toast Mother Earth at The Groton Inn’s organic wine event

The Earth Day Wine Flight at The Groton Inn’s Forge & Vine restaurant.

Now here’s a novel way to celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Head down to The Groton Inn’s Forge & Vine restaurant for its special promotion on biodynamic varietals and organic wines. That’s right: plant a tree in the morning and then drink some very unique wines from sustainable farming wineries located in Italy, France and Greece.

In other words, toast Mother Earth and the wonderful vines and wines produced through natural farming methods.

According to Tricia Tompkins, Groton Inn’s general manager, the event serves to better educate and introduce diners to natural, food-friendly wines. Forge & Vine presently has 16 organic wines on its menu, she said.

The “Earth Day Wine Flight” costs $25, and includes six 3-ounce pours of the following wines:

Carlo Taganelli’s Toscana Pipirii, a white with grapefruit and honeycomb notes; Taganelli’s   Cibreo, a red with blackberry and chocolate aromas ; Kontozisis Organic Vineyards A-Grafo Rodities, a crisp and lightly tropical white from Thessella, Greece; La Craie Vouvray from France’s Loire Valley; Tiberi L-Rosso, an Umbrian red; and Laurent Cazottes “Marcotte” of France.

The Groton Inn, rebuilt to its historic elegance after a devastating fire several years ago, is located on Main Street (Route 119). For more information, go to: