Release Date: Jun 06,2016

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Erica Murphy, Director of Communications
The Common Man (603) 641-0057

MEREDITH, N.H. – The Common Man family in New Hampshire is hosting its 11th annual charitable Winnipesaukee Wine Festival featuring samples of more than 100 wines, beers and spirits from around the world to benefit Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care’s new radiation therapy equipment and technology.

The grand tasting event will be held on Thursday, June 23 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.  Hosted by The Common Man Family of Restaurants and The Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire, and sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, the festival will feature wine, craft beer and spirits from local, national and international producers. Returning to the festival this year is a VIP room in the Carriage House at Church Landing, offering exclusive wines and featuring a commemorative glass.  Tickets to the VIP room are $100 and also include access to the grand tasting.  Tickets to the grand tasting are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (603) 968-9330.

Wineries and breweries participating in the 11th Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival include Tamworth Distilling, Squam Brewing Company and Cisco Brewery of Nantucket, which will feature their Whale’s Tale Ale and Triple 8 martinis. Their martinis will be served down a luge ice sculpture created by Jeff Day of Not So Plain Jane’s in Rumney.  The event will feature more than 20 vintners and distilleries, including Tito’s Hand Made Vodka, Macallan Scotch, Cline, Rombauer, Drambuie, Vision Wine & Spirits, Clayhouse, and Bogle, among others.

The Common Man’s Lakehouse Grille, Camp, Town Docks and Lago will provide hors d’oeuvres and food to accompany the wines, as will Squam Lake Inn, Ooo La La Creative Cakes, The Corner House Inn, Ellacoya Barn & Grille and Ben & Jerry’s. Entertainment will be provided by jazz duo Don Williams and Dave Tonkin, and numerous prizes will be up for grabs at a live auction and raffle, including a seaside getaway in Nantucket, an overnight stay at Church Landing at Mill Falls in Meredith and a getaway to an Adirondack-style cabin.  Also available will be dozens of one-of-a-kind silent auction items like a complimentary cosmetic consultation, a golf swing or runner’s gait analysis, and an international travel evaluation.

A pre-Wine Festival Beach Party at the Common Man’s Town Docks outdoor Tiki Bar overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith will be held the night before on Wednesday, June 22 starting at 6 p.m.  The evening will feature wine, fun beach food and live music outdoors. Admission to the event is free and a portion of the evening’s sales will also benefit Payson Center for Cancer Care.

For attendees wishing to stay overnight for the Beach Party or Wine Festival, Mill Falls at the Lake offers special Winnipesaukee Wine Festival rates.  They are $139 for Mill Falls and $199 for Church Landing.  There is a $50 upgrade fee for Jacuzzi rooms.  Lodges are discounted 15% off the normal rate. Book online at or call 1-800-622-6455 and mention you are attending the Winnipesaukee Wine Festival.  Room availability is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

For information about the 11th Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival, visit or call (603) 968-9330.  Space is limited and advanced tickets are strongly suggested. 

Concord Hospital is nearing the end of its campaign to raise $1.5 million to purchase a new linear accelerator (or LINAC) that will improve cancer treatment by precisely targeting radiation to destroy cancer cells, while sparing normal cells and tissue.  Approximately 80% of Lakes Region residents who require radiation treatment choose Payson Center.  The total cost of the LINAC is $4 million. Concord Hospital is investing $2.5 of the cost and raising the remaining $1.5 million in charitable donations in a special project fundraising campaign through Concord Hospital Trust. With the LINAC, Payson Center radiation oncologists will be able to strike at cancer cells with enhanced precision, allowing them to treat more types of cancer, with shorter duration of treatment. Payson Center for Cancer Care opened in 2003 and has grown into a comprehensive, community-based cancer center offering patients in Central New Hampshire the highest quality diagnosis, treatment and support – all under one roof and close to home.

Founded in 1971, the Common Man family in New Hampshire is made up of 16 restaurants, two Inns, a Spa and Salon, Company Store and The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center.  Common Man locations include Common Man restaurants in Lincoln, Ashland, Concord, Claremont, Merrimack and Windham; Common Man Inn & Spa, Foster’s Boiler Room, Italian Farmhouse and The Flying Monkey in Plymouth; Common Man Inn & Restaurant in Claremont; Lakehouse Grille, Camp, Lago and Town Docks in Meredith; Route 104 Diner in New Hampton; Tilt’n Diner in Tilton; Airport Diner in Manchester; and the Common Man Company Store in Ashland.  The Common Man recently completed a major renovation of the state Welcome Centers on Interstate 93 north and south in Hooksett, NH, which feature all Common Man-made food at a Hi-Way Diner and Common Man Roadside food court. For more information about The Common Man, visit or become a fan on Facebook at and find them on Twitter and Instagram @thecmannh.




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