We are pleased to continue our 2012 wine tasting season with two fun and exciting events in April…

April 14, 2012 – The Art of Cocktail – The Bitter End @ 3:00pm

Cost: $50 per person

Location: Wrentham, Massachusetts

Installment number three of our very popular Art of the Cocktail series. This edition builds on the classic definition of the cocktail: “a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters-it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head. It is said, also to be of great use to a democratic candidate: because a person, having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow any thing else.” In this class we will closely examine the effect of bitters on several potent libations. Heavy appetizers will be served to help temper the impact of the spirits.


April 28, 2012 – Smart Wine Shopping @ 2:00pm

Cost: $50 per person

Location: Brighton, Massachusetts

One of the biggest questions that I get at my wine classes is: How do you shop for wine? Wine shopping is really about relationship building. While you can spend a lot of time scurrying around town looking for the best wine at the best price, your time will be better spent cultivating a rapport at a few local wine shops. Getting to know the owners, or knowledgeable sales staff at a local wine shop, or more importantly getting them to know more about your own tastes and interests will ultimately lead to a more enriching shopping experience. At this event, hosted in the back room of Martignetti’s Fine Wine in Brighton, Wine Director George Bardis will help me lead the group through a selection of fun, high-value wines, including the usual artisanal cheese and bread, culminating in a guided shopping tour of the store.

Contact: paul_malagrifa@musingsonthevine.com to reserve your seats today!