Two-time Peabody Award–winning WNPR Radio Interviewer Faith Middleton Hosts Second Annual Food Schmooze Martini Competition

Release Date: 04/25/2012

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Contact: Lee Newton

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It’s ‘Tini Time!

Two-time Peabody Award–winning WNPR Radio Interviewer Faith Middleton Hosts Second Annual

Food Schmooze Martini Competition

Thursday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at Farmington Gardens in Farmington,

Connecticut

—Tickets are $85 for general admission, $65 for “designated drivers” and limited! Order today!—

HARTFORD, Conn. (April 23, 2012) – Faith Middleton, award-winning WNPR interviewer, hosts the second annual Food Schmooze Martini Competition, part of the Faith Middleton Food Schmooze Signature Event Series. The celebration takes place Thursday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at Farmington Gardens in Farmington, Conn.

Attendees can sample over 30 different “tini” tastes from Connecticut’s best mixologists while savoring small bites from the state’s best chefs! Then everyone can vote for their favorite concoction and help the Food Schmooze declare its Official Cocktail, all while supporting the local programming initiatives at WNPR. The winner will be announced before the night is through. This one-of-a-kind event sold out last year, and it is expected to do so again.

Join one of Connecticut’s favorite talk show hosts, Faith Middleton, for an evening full of delicious dishes and cocktails that cannot be matched. Tickets are $85 for general admission and $65 for designated drivers; only guests 21 years and older will be admitted. The price of admission includes all cocktails as well as a wide variety of different foods from some of the state’s best restaurants, including Plan B, Tisane, Peppercorn, The Half Door, The Pond House Grille and Farmington Gardens. To order tickets, go to wnpr.org, keyword: martini.

The presenting sponsor for the event is The Farmer’s Cow.

The Faith Middleton Show is a two-time Peabody Award-winning show widely recognized for fostering insightful, thought-provoking conversation. Faith Middleton offers her listeners some of the world’s most fascinating people and subjects. Lori Mack and Jonathan McNicol produce the program, which has been inducted into the Connecticut Magazine Hall of Fame as “Best Local Talk Show.”

About WNPR

WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. Part of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN), WNPR serves almost 240,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information.

WNPR has also been the recipient of many esteemed awards, including two George Foster

Peabody Awards, five Ohio State Awards, two Gracie Allen Awards and over 50 Associated

Press Awards, including seven Mark Twain Awards for Overall Station Excellence. WNPR’s award-winning local programming lineup includes The Faith Middleton Show, Where We Live and The Colin McEnroe Show. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. CPBN also includes CPTV, a media service that is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original

documentaries and educational programming. For more information, visit wnpr.org.

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