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Boston Wine Tastings & Events

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December 7
Terramia hosts a five-course dinner on December 7 paired with Tenute Folonari wines. It all begins at 6:30 p.m. with a taste of wild mushroom and chestnut soup with white truffle oil and goat cheese. From there, you can sample oven baked meatballs with a creamy Fontina cheese polenta and San Marzano tomato sauce topped with Parmigiano cheese, their traditional Bolognese featuring pappardelle pasta with traditional ground veal, beef and a pork meat tomato ragù and a prime filet mignon complete with truffle potato mash, sautéed baby spinach, dolce gorgonzola and red wine reduction. The dinner is $70 per person, and reservaitons are required. Terramia, 98 Salem St., Boston, MA 02113, 617-523-3112.
December 10
Henri-Marie will host a Frog's Leap wine dinner on December 10. Howard Imber, the eastern region representative for Frog’s Leap Winery, will be on hand to discuss the pairings. A welcome reception starts at 6 p.m., followed by dinner. The cost of the dinner is $95 per person, and reservations are recommended. Henri-Marie, Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills, 35 Landmark Dr., Plymouth, MA 02360, 508-209-2324.
Be ready to taste wines from all over the globe at the Boston Wine Expo February 13-14
As part of the Annual Boston Wine Expo, the Grand Tasting features more than 200 wineries from around the world, as well as food from Boston restaurants. Ticket admission covers all wine and food samples, and allows consumers to enjoy two Chef Stages showcasing demonstrations from celebrity chefs. The Boston Wine Expo donates to many charities each year through the Boston Guild of Oenophilists, Inc. For more information and tickets, visit Boston Wine Expo's website

Seasonal sips, a weekly wine tasting event, is being held on Thursdays at Meritage at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Chef Daniel Bruce and sommelier Betsy Ross will introduce you to three to four wines from selected regions paired up with tasting spoons or small bites with each wine offering. For $25, you can sample Pinots from Oregon, all-American sparklers and wines from southern Italy from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm. Meritage, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, 617-439-3995.
City Wine Tours introduces a sparkling wine walking tour on Saturday afternoons year-round from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring Champagne, Prosecco and Spanish Cava sparkling wines with food pairings at Cambridge restaurants. The tour starts at Nubar at the Sheraton Commander Hotel, moves on to First Printer in Harvard Square and ends at Finale. Tickets are $66 and may be purchased at Enter code "BUBBLES" for 20 percent off tickets. For more information, call 617-423-3184.

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University Wine Shop
1739 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140

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