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Grapes + Grains + Gifts

The Town Cellar

How it all started

Since 1975

what we do

How it all started

When Lauren Hokin’s grandmother, Connie Barnum, opened Glen Liquors in 1975, it was a tiny package store across from the Noroton Heights train station. During the next five decades, the store became a part of the fabric of the Darien community. Here we are almost 50 years later in a new location, with a new look and the same thoughtful approach to sharing our favorite grapes, grains + gifts to elevate your toasting, pairing and entertaining experience.

Lauren Hokin
Owner
OOur focus is squarely on smaller producers, family-owned wineries, distilleries, and craft brewers, and you’ll find that most of our labels come from those practicing organic and or biodynamic methods. We believe that wines and spirits can generate thoughtful and meaningful conversations about a wide variety of topics. So, we’ve done our best to create an environment that encourages just that; we host free tastings each Friday, thought-provoking classes once a month, and are proud to count some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry among our team members.
our team

A passionate team

Our shopkeepers are a curated collection of dynamic women—oenophiles, sommeliers and craft mixologists take shopping for wine and spirits seriously. With over fifty years of combined expertise ranging from Manhattan to Madrid, our passionate team is here to help you elevate your sipping experience.

Lauren Hokin

Owner
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Michelle DeWyngaert

General Manager
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Zoe Shyn

Certified Sommelier
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Claire Stein

Certified Sommelier
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Our Events

The Town Cellar offers a regular schedule of curated, educational wine and spirits tastings and classes for small groups interested in expanding their horizons with the help of our knowledgeable and dynamic team.