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Today: Wine about it.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]This weekend I took a little road trip to Little Compton, Rhode Island with my family to Sakonnet Vineyards to celebrate my mother’s birthday.  Why whine about growing older more experienced, when you can wine about it?

While the rest of the gang enjoyed their tasting, I got to enjoy some time with my niece (she’s underage by… um… 20 years and 9 months) and walked around the grounds a bit.  My sister-in-law showed me how to feed Nora with a bottle, just in time for my little babysitting adventure next week.  I am going to teach her so many swear words.  Just kidding.  Obviously.

I made it back to the tasting room to sneak a few sips from my sister’s glass.  I usually gravitate towards the whites, but I really liked the Cock of the Walk Red(awkward name; tasty, spicy wine), and brought a bottle home to share with Nick.  Thirtieth birthday parties, bachelorette parties and Bruins games aside, I rarely drink beer (truthfully, I rarely booze anymore period), so avoiding gluten in that way hasn’t been an issue.  Wine’s sort of tricky though, because I’ve read that some vineyards use flour in their barrels, or during the wine making process.  I figure a sip won’t kill me.  And if it does… welp, that’s probably a good way to go.  Thoughts about death and diets aside (I am delightful, no?), we had a lovely afternoon.

After the tasting, we enjoyed a cheese plate on the patio as the sun started to emerge.  The property is absolutely gorgeous and the atmosphere is very relaxed and warm.  It is definitely well worth a day trip from Boston.  There’s much more to see in the area now called the Farm Coast, including specialty shops, antiques, working farms, vineyards, breweries and lovely scenery.   When I worked in Rhode Island I called the area “the miles between my office and home, where I get speeding tickets and then cry because I am hungry, stuck in traffic and generally crabby.”  The Farm Coast has a much nicer ring to it.  Less whine, more wine.

Also On Tap for Today:

Are you a wine person?  I tend to pick the prettiest label… clearly, I have a lot to learn.


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Today: And the (wine) winner is…

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false] Congratulations, Lauren!

Thank you to Colleen and my friends at Eversave for sponsoring this giveaway, and to everyone who entered.  I really appreciate all the fabulous wine recommendations.  We Bostonians have the Stanley Cup in town, and much to toast!  Let the wine flow like water…

Also On Tap for Today:

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?


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Today: Something to wine about {a giveaway}.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false] There’s quite a bit to celebrate On Tap these days.  From Game 7  tonight, to Father’s Day this weekend, to my parents’ 35th wedding anniversary towards the end of the month, I can think of more than a few reasons to raise a flute of bubbly.  Or the entire bottle.  Not that I condone over-serving yourself.

 


Regardless, the lovely folks at Eversave would like to give one of you something to wine about: today’s bonus Save for $70 to spend at wine.com.  Pretty fabulous, right?  That’s enough wine to fill the Stanley Cup! 

To enter, please leave a comment below about your favorite wine.  For a second entry, feel free to tweet the phrase “I want to win free #wine from @ElizabethEv and @EversaveBOS!”

I will randomly select a winner tomorrow evening, after 6 PM.  Cheers and good luck!

Also On Tap for Today:

What is your favorite type of wine for celebrations?