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SEPTEMBER 28

Litchfield Hills Wine Market presents:

The Third Annual Friendly Hands Food Bank Wine Tasting Benefit!


Litchfield Hills Wine Market will sponsor a free benefit wine tasting for the Friendly Hands Food Bank on Saturday, September 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Village Green Plaza in Litchfield.  While attendance is free, organizers ask that attendees bring canned goods and non-perishable food items as a donation.  Additional donations are welcomed.  At the event there will be dozens of wines from around the world to sample along with artisan cheeses and complementary food.  In addition, there will be a special musical guest performing.  Erica Wheeler is a national recording artist with six albums to her credit.  Litchfield Hills Wine Market is donating a portion of Saturday’s wine sales to the Friendly Hands Food Bank.  For more information, contact Michael Higgins at Litchfield Hills Wine Market at 860-361-6700.

Known for her visual, 'cinematographic' style of songwriting, Erica Wheeler takes listeners on a journey though the American landscape and the lives lived there with poetic beauty and grace. Her music is pure Americana, falling into the categories of folk, country and bluegrass. On stage, armed with an acoustic guitar and her richly expressive voice, Erica is also known for her engaging warmth, colorful stories and hilarious stage patter.

With six CD's to her credit, her most recent CD "Good Summer Rain" was sponsored in part by the Trust for Public Land, a national land conservation organization and was winner of the 2008 National Association for Interpretation Media Award for "Best Interpretive Music." Erica's music has charted in the top-ten on Billboard's Gavin Americana Chart she has been featured on syndicated radio programs such as "All Things Considered" and "Voice of America."  


Erica is also a 'sense of place' speaker and educator who helps people connect more deeply with the places in their lives. She has offered her inspiring teachings across the country for the public and professionals, from Yosemite National Park to Walden Pond and from the Land Trust Alliance Rally to the American Horticultural Society Youth and Garden Symposium. Her work has been featured in national publications such as Yes!, Orion and Yankee magazines.