Published on January 15, 2020

Concord Hospital Trust Presents Annual Crafts, Drafts & Barrels Event

Crafts, Drafts & Barrels Tickets

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase tickets for the March 20, 2020 benefit to support Concord Hospital Center for Cardiac Care.

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Concord Hospital Trust is pleased to present the annual Crafts, Drafts & Barrels evening of spirit, beer and wine tasting (formerly the Heart of the Grape Wine Tasting event). This re-imagined benefit will be held Friday, March 20, 2020, at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord and will include admission to take in the universe while you sip, dine and mingle.

Attendees of Crafts, Drafts & Barrels are making a difference in the lives of family, friends and neighbors receiving care at Concord Hospital Center for Cardiac Care, all while sampling creative 'mock'-tails, craft beer, quality wine and exceptional spirits from some of the best breweries, vineyards and distilleries in the State and throughout the world.

Discover the unique tastes of craft beer, spirits and wine while snacking on tasty treats from local restaurants showcasing the connection between delectable bites and your beverage of choice. Step it up a level and take part in an exciting and enjoyable educational series on the science of bitters, the unique products and how they immediately enhance your favorite cocktail.

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in New Hampshire. So, having access to expert cardiac care close to home is not just a luxury. It's a life-saving or life-changing necessity. At Concord Hospital Center for Cardiac Care, highly skilled and trained specialists are equipped with the latest technology to perform advanced procedures to diagnose and treat coronary diseases, structural diseases, electrical abnormalities and chronic diseases. Comprehensive care includes rehabilitation, wellness programs and oncology support to keep patients healthy.

All proceeds from the Crafts, Drafts & Barrels event support wraparound cardiac services and programs at Concord Hospital Center for Cardiac Care.

$65 general admission (7-9 pm) includes a sampling of craft beer, several selections of wine and spirits as well as food offerings from local restaurants, with live music and admission to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

$100 VIP admission (6-9 pm) includes early access at 6 pm for a no-lines/no waiting opportunity at tasting tables. Admission includes higher-end wine and spirits and an exclusive glass to sip, sample and take home, an invitation to mingle in the private VIP lounge, as well as live music and admission to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

$150 libation education club membership includes an exclusive educator's series introducing Dashfire Bitters, led by Joe Swanson, Vision Wine & Spirit’s National Brand Director. Club members receive early access at 5:30 pm where they will be escorted into a private tasting room and treated to a hands-on learning experience including an exclusive Dashfire Bitters take-home gift. Members will be welcomed to the main tasting at 6:30 pm, allowing an opportunity to sample higher-end wine and spirits, provided a take-home tasting glass, an invitation to the private VIP lounge, as well as live music and admission to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Limited tickets are being sold.

The benefit, hosted by Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire, offers guests the opportunity to learn about and experience some of the most prestigious and respected spirits, beer and wine while enjoying live music, raffles and silent auction items. Additional event sponsors include Concord Imaging Center, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Sanel™, The UPS Store, Concord Orthopaedics, Tufts Health Freedom Plan and VOYA Financial.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling Concord Hospital Trust (603) 227-7162. A limited number of tickets are available and advanced reservations are recommended.