HONEY TASTING with the Queen Bee!

Thursday April, 28, 7 pm
Honey tasting with wine & cheese paring 

$55 per person/$45 members (please use code MEM10)

$300 for table of six/$250 members (please use code MEM50)

Join us at the Homestead for honey tasting with Queen Bee Marina Marchese, a honey sommelier, beekeeper and author.  Tasting will include an informative lesson on honey, plus tasting of food with wine and food pairings.  

About the queen honeybee Marina ..

Marina is the author of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting and Pairing Honey with a Guide to More than 30 Varietals (with Kim Flottum), Honey for Dummies (with Howland Blackiston) and her beekeeping memoir Honeybee Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper.


In 2011, Marina established The American Honey Tasting Society as the leading resource for honey sensory education in the United States. An avid world traveler, Marina has had the unique opportunity to taste hundreds of new and old world honeys, maintaining an impressive private library of honey samples. 

A passionate and dynamic, sought-after speaker, Marina shares her knowledge in animated and inspiring presentations —leaving audiences with a fascinating view of the importance of honey bees to our food chain and the gastronomic delight of varietal honeys. A graduate of The School of Visual Arts, Marina combines a successful career in honey with her background in arts.  


Marina coined the term 'Honey Sommelier' in her first book 

Honeybee Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper published in 2009.

Marina's books will be on sale at the event, provided by Barrett Bookstore.  Please bring a credit card if you think you might be interested! 

Event sold out.  Please email us if you'd like to be on the wait list.  

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American Cheese - the history of and tasting too!

Fall, 2022, MH Barn

Gayle Martin and Michael Riahi of Plum Plums Cheese Shop in New Canaan will take us on a tour of American Cheeses.  This will involve, of course, tasting of cheeses and wines, plus a lesson in the history of cheese.  

Stay tuned for date!