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Friends of Whitman Park Grand Wine Tasting 2016

Regal Marketplace 13th annual wine tasting benefiting the Friends of Whitman Park will be hosted Saturday November 12th from 7-9 at Whitman town hall.  Friends of Whitman Park Grand Wine Tasting 2016

There are many, many wonderful items that have been so generously donated for the silent auction and over 100 different kinds of wine (beer too) to be sampled. Local restaurants including Trio Cafe in Whitman Olde Hitching Post Hanson, Teds, Venus & Regal will also have food to enjoy. Wine glasses will be supplied and the first 100 people through the door get a free collectors glass!

Tickets are sold in advance at Regal Marketplace and Duval’s Pharmacy. $2 for $35 in advance or $20 each at the door.

Whitman Town Hall 54 South Ave

Duxbury Food & Wine Festival 2016

The third annual season of Duxbury Food & Wine Festival, celebrating the local culinary, wine and beer scene, opens on Thursday, September 15  2016, with a variety of events showcased through Saturday, October 1. duxbury-food-and-wine-festival-300x153

Discover the discriminating and decadent flavors of Duxbury as local food and wine innovators team up to present 10 spectacular events throughout the community. The Festival celebrates the local bounty of farm fresh foods, with talented chefs, foodies and connoisseurs, exploring a wide variety of carefully selected wines and craft beers from around the world.

Highlight events of the Festival include Farm Day – A Free Food For Thought Experience, on Saturday, September 17, 11 am to 3 pm, at the historic O’Neil Farm, 146 Winter Street, Duxbury, admission is free. Enjoy a better understanding of where our food comes from and the people behind the scenes with this farm to fork experience. This year’s event is again free admission to all ages! Free talks and demonstrations offer experiential learning centered around thoughtful farming and eating. Learn more about pasture-raised and grass-fed meats and the advantages off adding this local source to your family’s meals. Kids of all ages observe life on a farm, including bees, goats, cows and a milking demonstration!

Oktoberfest returns on Friday, September 23, 6:30 to 10:30 pm, at The Bavarian Tent at Snug Harbor, 459 Washington Street, Duxbury, admission is $25 per person, or $40 per couple. Enjoy an evening of casual appeal with German and craft beers supported by local distributors, including Fall Fest beers and October Seasonal selections. Craft cider, German red and white wines and food selections enhance an evening of live music and dancing. Costumes are encouraged to participate in the “Best Dirndl and Lederhosen Costume Award” along with a beer stein holding contest!

This year’s centerpiece is the popular Grand Tasting event, on Saturday, September 24, from 3 to 6 pm, at The Tent at Snug Harbor, 459 Washington Street, tickets are $25. Explore a sampling of wines, food, beers and many varieties of unique culinary treats from local restaurants. Live music, an outdoor café, and chef demonstrations are staged throughout the afternoon.

The elegant Festival Gala wraps up the celebration on Saturday, October 1, from 6 to 9 pm, at Marshfield Country Club, 515 Moraine Street, Marshfield, tickets are $90 per person, $170 per couple. Guests enjoy select vintners’ elite labels and food pairings at international food and wine stations throughout the evening. Experience the ambiance of the Clubhouse’s newly restored interior or mingle outdoors on the patio with friends in the ‘Gala Lounge’.

As a non-profit organization, The Duxbury Food & Wine Festival is pleased to support local charities including The Lions Club, The Duxbury Food Pantry and The Duxbury High School Culinary Scholarship.

Buy tickets here 

Phantom Gourmet Wine & Beer Country 2016 at Mendon Drive In

Phantom Gourmet Wine & Beer Country presented by  101.7 FM The Bull  will be held on Saturday October 15th 2-5pm at the Mendon Drive in.  Phantom Gourmet Wine & Beer Country 2016 at Mendon Drive In

Your ticket includes sampling 30 wines, 5 beers, 5 flavors of popcorn, a souvenir glass, live music from Brett Young, and free parking.

You can purchase Firefly’s BBQ, mechanical bull rides, and more.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the event, tickets are limited.

Purchase tickets here

All tickets are e-tickets. Print confirmation or show on your phone.

21 plus only. Must present valid I.D.
No infants, minors, or pets.
No refunds for any reason.
Please drink responsibly.

Saturday October 15 (rain date Sunday October 16), 2016
2 to 5PM at Mendon Twin Drive-In, 35 Milford St., Mendon, MA


Wine Riot Spring 2016 in Boston MA

Wine Riot Boston will be held on Friday April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd at the Castle at Park Plaza Boston.  Wine Riot Spring 2016 in Boston MA

Wine Riot is your all access pass to hundreds of new wines. With two parts education and one part revolution, Wine Riot has reinvented “wine tasting” for the thirsty and curious. Grab a glass and hit the floor — it’s you unleashed against 250 wines from across the globe. Travel the world of wine all under one roof and tackle things you’ve never tried before. We’ve rallied up a team of die-hard experts to bring you the brain juice: interactive booths and crash courses loaded with tips and tricks for conquering the wine world. Fueling your night of conquest is a tireless DJ, photo booth, temporary tattoos, and a few thousand of your closest friends. The best part is, we made an app that tracks your favorite wines and shows you where to buy them later, arming you with all the tools needed for total wine domination.

Opening Night Friday, April 22 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Riot 1 Saturday, April 23 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Riot 2 Saturday, April 23 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Crash Courses – Drop in for a quick, 20-minute sit down with some of the coolest producers in the world. Taste your way through Portugal, guess the price of a bottle from California or learn all about German Riesling in one of these free mini seminars.

Winery Booths – We search high and low for the best and most diverse wineries. Some produce only a few barrels and others millions, but we want to put hundreds of wines from around the world in one room so you can sample the wares and chat with the folks that know them best.

Mobile App – Download our free app (available for iPhone and Android) to help navigate the event and remember all the wines you loved. Check out the top wines at the event or take a guided tour of the booths, like Bring on the Bubbly.

Wine 101- Hit up our Wine 101 Booth and learn eight wine terms by tasting them! Taste the difference between Dry and Sweet wine, sip Old World next to New World wines, see the change in Young vs Mature wines, and find out what Oaked vs Unoaked means.

Bubbly Bar- Don’t miss the Bubbly Bar, where we’ll be pouring every type of Sparkling Wine and educating about the different styles. Did you know that in order to be called “Champagne” the grapes must be grown in the Champagne region of France? All other bubbly wines are called “Sparkling Wine,” but some countries have their own designations like Spanish Cava, from Penedes, Italian Prosecco from Veneto, and Cremant, from other regions in France.

Frog’s Leap Wine Dinner at RooBar Restaurant in Plymouth MA

Join  Pioppi’s  for a night of fine wine, fabulous food and great friends  on   Thursday, April 28, 2016 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Roobar restaurant.   This event will be one to
remember as we explore the world renowned winery, Frog’s Leap paired perfectly with a beautiful menu from Roobar.

Frog’s Leap Wine Dinner at RooBar Restaurant in Plymouth MA

2014 Frog’s Leap Napa Valley Chardonnay
Italian Shrimp Cocktail
Jumbo shrimp marinated in Italian seasonings, roasted and chilled, served with a roasted tomato aioli

2013 Frog’s Leap Napa Valley Zinfandel
3 Mushroom 3 Cheese Pizzette
Roasted mushrooms, shaved prosciutto, herb ricotta, goat cheese, mozzarella, truf-fle oil drizzle

2013 Frog’s Leap Petite Sirah
Beef & Spinach Ravioli
Beef filled ravioli in a red wine garlic sauce tossed with roasted tomato & asparagus

2013 Frog’s Leap Napa Valley Merlot
Boneless Short Rib
Boneless Short Rib marinated and slow roasted in a red wine, shallot, and mustard sauce, sliced and served over a vegetable hash with spinach, sweet & white potato, carrot, turnip, parsnip, onion, and garlic

2013 Frog’s Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Artisan Cheese Plate
Cranberry Walnut Stilton, Taleggio, Aged Cheddar, Soppressata, Fig Spread, Crostini

Call Pioppi’s at 508-746-1943 to book your tickets!

Tavern on the Wharf 5 course Beer vs Wine Dinner in Plymouth MA

Tavern on the Wharf is hosting a Beer vs Wine 5 course dinner on Wednesday March 30th at 7pm.Tavern on the Wharf 5 course Beer vs Wine Dinner in Plymouth MA

You won’t want to miss this one! We’ve partnered up with a incredible cast of local breweries, a local winery and your local craft beer store to bring you a tasting like no other! The cast includes: Mayflower Brewing Company, Devil’s Purse Brewing Company, Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers , Bog Iron Brewing, Independent Fermentations Brewing, Plymouth Bay Winery, Martignetti Companies, Craft Beer Cellar Plymouth and of course our tremendously talented chefs here at Tavern on the Wharf. We’ve brought in local comedian and radio host Steve Sweeney as the nights MC and we’ve partnered with the Plymouth Lions Club to donate a portion of the nights proceeds to benefit local charities. You won’t want to miss this!

Tickets are $53.74  and available online 
Tavern on the Wharf
6 Town Whrf, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360

Alba Restaurant Quincy Discover Italy Wine Tour

Alba Restuarant  in Quincy invites you to savor a bit of Italy on Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 6-8pm   at their Discover Italy wine tasting. Alba's Restaurant Quincy  Italian Wine Tour in 10 Bottles

Atlas Liquors will be pouring ten different Italian wines from various regions showcasing a range of traditions, grape varietals and flavors. Appetizers will also be provided as you sip and find your favorite. Tickets are $39 per person, including tax and gratuity and the tasting begins at 6:00pm. To reserve a spot, call 617.376.2522.

About ALBA

The South Shore’s Premier Restaurant and Steak House.
Whether you’re looking for a casual meal or a special evening out, Alba offers the best of both worlds.  You can join us either in our spacious bar and lounge area, or the host would be happy to seat you in our classic, quiet and cozy dining room.  In the warmer months join us on our beautiful roof deck, complete with its own bar and plenty of seating.
Your experience here at Alba will include dry aged beef, fresh seasonal seafood paired with the South Shore’s largest and best priced wine list and delicious cocktails.

Here is some Swampie Buzz

Just want to start by saying the service here is impeccable. The staff thinks of every little thing you need or want BEFORE you can even think of it! Started with bread and butter, nothing exciting, just meh. I got a wedge salad that was fresh and delish. Definitely home made dressing, which was a plus. My husband got the surf and turf special. He said the lobster was amazing, yet the filet seemed under seasoned. I got the pasta bolognese, wouldn’t be my choice next time. It had an odd taste to it, I just can’t put my finger on what it was. Dessert was divine!  Definitely recommend for a wine and dine night out with your loves

ALBA Restaurant
1486 Hancock St, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

A Toast to Reading Beer & Wine Tasting in Brockton MA

A Toast to Reading, a 21+ beer and wine tasting fundraiser to raise money for books for Whitman’s Conley Elementary  school and classroom libraries will be held on Friday January 22nd 7 to 10pm at The Shaw’s  Center in Brockton MA. A toast to reading beer & wine tasting shaw center brockton

Regal Market place will be providing taste sampling of beers and wines.  There will also be hot and  cold hors d’oeuvres plus dessert.  Coffee and tea will also be served.

Tickets are $30. They are available  at the Conley School and Regal Marketplace on South Ave near the commuter rail! Tickets are also available at the door.


The Shaw’s Center

1 Feinberg Way, Brockton, MA

Smoke, Fire & Pinot Noir Dinner at Bridgeman’s Restaurant in Hull MA

The Bridgeman’s Restaurant in Hull will be hosting a  5 course Wine tasting dinner on Tuesday December 8th.  12244808_993159164059433_4697659832211193546_o

Come join the celebration of Fire, Smoke and Pinot Noir! A special evening with celebrated Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer and the Chefs of Bridgeman’s on Nantasket as they join forces to create a spectacular dining event. Fred Dexheimer is one of only 210 Master Sommeliers and represented the USA in the Best Sommeliers in the World competition. He has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, People, Bon Appetit, and the Sommelier Journal, and is the US wine ambassador for the country of Chile and Southwest France.

He combines his talents with Bridgeman’s Executive Chef Ken Wisneski (former Sous Chef for Emeril Lagasse at NOLA), Chef Hugo Kaiser (selected for the Holiday Baking Championships in LA), Nestor Ramierez and Owner/Chef Harold Paine as they present a smoldering five course dinner including smoke kissed lobster, wood grilled rabbit mortadella, pinot noir smoked pheasant and boar sausage. Enjoy the juxtaposition of the crisp blue ocean and the warmth of these unique pairings. Seating is limited, Tax & Tip additional. Call Bridgeman’s at 781-925-6336. You can also get tickets online here 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
Bridgeman’s Restaurant – 145 Nantasket Avenue Hull, MA 02045

Surfside Smokehouse Mayflower Wine Tasting Dinner in Plymouth MA

SurfSide Smokehouse  in Plymouth will be hosting their first wine tasting  dinner on Monday November 2nd  2015 at 6pm  based on the success of their first Mayflower beer tasting dinner.   Each of the courses will be paired a different wine to taste from malbec to chardonnay to pinot noir.  Reservations are required

Here is some of the swampie buzz from the beer tasting dinner held this past week.

Tonight I attended the the 5 course beer tasting dinner at Surfside Smokehouse…….what a fantastic menu! I’m not a beer drinker, but I did taste every beer that accompanied the course. Food was absolutely fantastic!! Hats off to Jimmy Agnew who was a wonderful host and to Chef Scott who prepared the outstanding courses.

Here is the menu and wines



Give them a  call to make reservations  , 508 947 4111!

If you can make it the dinner they started a Living social deal

Surfside Smokehouse
14 Union St, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360