Sample wine at 12 downtown shops in Milford

The Downtown Milford Business Association will host its 5th annual Wine Trail next month to benefit two local non-profit organizations.

The popular event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. Ticket buyers can visit 12 businesses, sample wine, and taste food from some of the area’s restaurants.

Tickets are limited and available for purchase for $40 each at Villa Gourmet, 11 Broad Street in Downtown Milford. In previous years, tickets sold out in two weeks.

A ticket entitles visitors to sample 12 selections of wine provided by Milford Wine and Spirits. Each shop will provides one flight, or selection, of wine, plus food from a variety of local restaurants.

The participating shops and businesses include Baby Love, Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Duck, Duck Goose, Haircraft, H. Mangels Confectioners, Me Boutique, Milford Photo, Ocean’s Spray, Tranquility Mind & Body Wellness Spa, Ultimate Interiors, Villa Gourmet, and Whispers by Lady Olga.

In addition to wine and food at every location, visitors will receive a commemorative wine glass upon registration.

All the participating retailers will also offer special in-store promotions and sales.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Boys & Girls Club and the Literacy Center of Milford. For more information visit