Wine dinner with Krisi Raymond!

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Wednesday, September 24th at Bridgemans in Hull.  
$75pp, tax and tip additional. Four course dinner with passed appetizers. All reservations are to be made through the restaurant. (781) 925-6336

 

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Photo and Bio from awomanspalate.com

Krisi Raymond

Five Vintners Wines
Chief bung scrubber and bottles washer, Winemaker and Proprietress
I am the great-great granddaughter of Jacob Beringer and the fifth generation in my family to make wine in Napa Valley.  I started working at Raymond Vineyards when I was just 10 years old alongside my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters and cousins. I have bottled wine, washed some more, filled barrels, emptied barrels, bottled some more, worked in the lab, accounting office, tasting room and traveled all over the United States selling wine.  When it came time for college, I moved as far away as I dared from St. Helena and attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.  I later earned my MBA from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. As a graduate student I cultivated my entrepreneurial spirit and, after several years working outside the family business, I was drawn back to Napa Valley.  In 2001 I set out on my own as a grape grower and winemaker and established Five Vintners Wines.  With just one acre planted to Sauvignon Blanc, and using fruit from a handful of select grape growers for Cabernet Suavignon and Zinfandel, I produce 2,000 cases of wine each year.  Today, my children join me in the vineyard and cellar in much the same way I joined my family in the early years at Raymond Vineyard.  It is my dream to share with them a passion for life, family and friends and to teach them that it is possible to love your work!

 

Wine Tasting Fundraiser benefiting the Pan-Mass Challenge

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The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is an annual bike-a-thon that today raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country.  Since 1980, the PMC has raised $414 million for adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) through the Jimmy Fund. In 2013, the PMC gave a record gift of $39 million.  The event donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause. In 2013, the PMC generated over 50 percent of the Jimmy Fund’s annual revenue and was Dana-Farber’s single largest contributor. More than 230,000 individual contributions were made to last year’s event.

Cancer has hit, and continues to hit, our family:  Erik lost his dad to cancer; Jen and Cate’s dad and aunt are both cancer survivors.  Like everybody, we’ve lost many other friends and family members, and have friends who are fighting cancer right now.  

Instead of sitting by, we want to be a part of the cure, increasing the number of survivors…or the numbers of us who never have to know anyone with cancer at all. On August 2 and 3, Jen, Erik, and Cate will join more than 5,000 PMC cyclists to ride with the goal of raising $40 million for DFCI. They will ride 192 miles, from Sturbridge to Provincetown.

Please join us on July 17 from 6-8 PM at Local Vines and Gourmet Wine Shop for a special night of wine tasting and fundraising.  We’ll have lots of great wines to taste, plus a raffle with some great items – a painting from a local artist and cancer survivor, beautiful sea glass jewelry, and more!  Raffle tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25, 10 for $50, and 25 for $100.

In case you missed our “Summer Rose” wine class…

If you missed last night’s Summer Rose wine education class with Neal Brown, don’t fret!  Check out Bon Appetit Magazine’s article, “6 Great Rose Wines to Drink This Summer”.  Make sure you don’t miss our next wine class!  Call Local Vines at 781-383-VINE to learn more, and visit NealAboutWine.com, for updates on special events and classes.

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Photo by Danny Kim, Bon Appetit

 

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Summer Rose’ Class May 20th

Announcing the newest addition to our wine education class series: Summer Roses.  Join sommelier Neal Brown on May 20th for a fun and tasty evening sampling and exploring several types of Rose’.  We will discuss the unusual way that Rose’ is made, and learn about Rose’s diverse expanse of food pairings.  Come down to Local Vines and see the surprising world of Rose’s offerings, and why some of us think it’s the perfect summer wine.

Tuesday, May 20th

6:30-8:30 PM

40$/pp

Space is limited, so reserve your spot early.  Call Local Vines at 781-383-VINE, or stop by the shop in Old Colony Square in Cohasset to secure your spot for this exciting class!

For more information on Neal Brown, visit NealAboutWine.com

photo: Vinetalk.com

photo: Vinetalk.com

Learn a little more about Luigi Valori before our event!

On May 15th, Local Vines is welcoming Luigi Valori for a special wine and dine night–Italian style.  Read on to learn a little bit more about Luigi and why we at Local Vines think he’s so special.

Luigi Valori has been producing wine on his estate in Abruzzo since 1996 with unrivaled verve and enthusiasm. The 40 year old vines are planted 230M above sea level in the commune of Teramo and are planted mostly to Montepulciano the signature grape of the region. The vineyards have a south-east exposure ensuring plenty of ripe grapes whilst the altitude and proximity to the Adriatic ensure a balancing freshness in the finished wine. Luigi farms his vineyards with respect to the environment and the wines are made with a welcome blend of traditional and modern technology. Valori is a winemaker completely devoted to his vines. A few years ago, Gianni Masciarelli, one of the most well known winemakers in Abbruzzo, fell in love with the wines Luigi is making and he decided to distribute them under the Masciarelli wing. The results have been very good so far; among others, the ‘Wine Enthusiast Magazine’ has put the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo doc Masciarelli Valori among the best wines as value for money.

We’re so excited to host Luigi at Local Vines and taste FIVE of his delicious wines along with some Italian style small bites.

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If you haven’t reserved a spot for this event, call Local Vines at 781-383-VINE.  Spaces are limited and you do not want to miss out on this very special event!  $35/per person.