Wine Tasting at Morton’s

Happy Monday! How was the weekend? Mine kicked off with a fabulous event at the beautiful Morton’s restaurant on Boylston St in Boston.

Morton’s subterranean downtown Boston location evokes a classic old Boston and is filled with lovely touches like flowers, bottles of wine, and even some Boston sports memorabilia.


The wine tasting was held in a back room, and there were a variety of great choices from six vendors, Harborside Wine Company, Boston Wine, Ruby Wines, Horizon Beverage, Martignetti, and M.S. Walker.

tasting notes

There was also a delectable spread of food and passed appetizers from Morton’s famed kitchen. I wanted to eat those entire blocks of cheese!

cheese and fruit display

Super fresh veggies, including giant asparagus, were served with Morton’s legendary homemade blue cheese.

veggies and blue cheese

Morton’s has some of the best tuna tartare I have ever tasted. I had it just a few weeks ago at their Seaport location, and I literally crave its deliciousness.

tuna tartare cucumbers

In addition to these platters, they also served smoked salmon on toast triangles, mini burger sliders, crab cakes, and giant scallops marinated in a tasty sauce. The scallops were so sweet and meaty. It really was an impressive array of food and really highlighted the way that Morton’s uses only the best ingredients in their food.

There were many wines, and while I won’t write about all of them, I did have a few favorites, and most of them were actually at one table, Boston Wine.

2005 Bradford Mountain Syrah from the Dry Creek Valley

2006 ZD Napa Cabernet

2006 Regusci Cabernet 

2005 Marchesi di Barolo, Barolo

Morton’s holds a variety of events, and I am planning on attending their wine tasting series once the marathon is over. For a complete list, check out this post.

The marathon is a week away, and there is still time to sponsor me and to support The ALLY Foundation by visiting

I have not reached my fundraising goal yet, but I am not going to stop until I make it!


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Tags: Barolo, Boston, Cabernet Sauvignon, events, Food, Morton's, Syrah, wine

  1. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)’s avatar

    Wow, look at that food! I’m lusting after that veggie plate. Intense!


  2. Teenie Cakes’s avatar

    We enjoyed a visit to Morton’s a couple of yrs ago for our Anniversary and it ranks way up there – top notch! I’m gonna check and see if they have wine tastings out here too. Looks like it was a lot of fun!


  3. Simply Life’s avatar

    Wow! What a fun event to go to!


  4. Steph (@ mediterraneanmiss)’s avatar

    That looks like it must have been such fun. I’ve always wanted to go to a wine tasting and plan on making that a romantic summer date :)


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