On Wednesday, May 23 Delaware Tourism held a tweetup event to celebrate the enhancement of the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail at Abbott’s Grill. Since launching the popular Wine and Ale Trail in 2010, Delaware Tourism has since included a list of dining locations that offer a variety of local brews and wines. Abbott’s Grill is the only restaurant from Milford located on the newly enhanced trail. Serving several local libations including Fordham Copperhead Ale, Victory Golden Monkey, Twin Lakes Pale Ale and Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Abbott’s has earned its way as one of 28 restaurants around the state of Delaware acknowledged by the trail.
“The Delaware Wine and Ale Trail is a unique collection of twelve locations proudly waiting to welcome and educate you about the creation and production of their Delaware wines and brews,” commented Linda Parkowski, Director of Delaware Tourism. “The trail concept has been so successful that we decided to enhance it to include 28 great Delaware restaurants that support local breweries and wineries.”
Standing behind Governor Markell’s focus on social media for the State of Delaware, Delaware Tourism successfully incorporated twitter into the evening. Tweeters that met online under the shared interest of the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail had the opportunity to meet in person at Abbott’s Grill and share their love of local brews and wines.
“Social media is an excellent medium especially for our fans of the Trail,” commented Ms. Parkowski. “Our consumers in Delaware are using social media to stay connected with their favorite breweries, wineries and local businesses that serve them.”
Event goers challenged each other through competitive games and won prizes from local breweries and wineries including Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, 16 Mile Brewing Company, Fordham Brewing Company, Nassua Valley Vineyards and Twin Lakes Brewing Company.
Visitors of the Delaware Wine and Ale trail have the opportunity to collect prizes by using a special passport designed by Delaware Tourism. Participants that show the Wine and Ale Trail passport at 8 of the 12 locations on the trail will receive a limited edition Delaware Wine and Ale Trail wine glass or mug. Passports can be downloaded at http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/passport/ .
The Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway in Dover, Del., a division of the Delaware Economic Development Office, promotes tourism and economic growth in Delaware. For more information, visit the official Delaware Tourism website at www.visitdelaware.com or call toll-free (866) 284-7483.