So. much. fun. Last night we attended the Gordon’s Vino Voyage on the Spirit of Boston yacht, and I can not wait to go on the next Vino Voyage in September! Earlier in the week, the forecast was a little glum, and I was worried that the Vino Voyage might be cold, rainy and not so pleasant. The evening turned out to be quite the opposite, very sunny and while a little chilly, perfectly comfortable and lovely. I walked from my office in Back Bay all the way to the Seaport where I met my husband outside of the boat.
We lined up and each received a Gordon’s tasting glass.
And then proceeded to the welcome reception on the top deck to soak up the rays, listen to live music, and to start tasting some delicious wines.
The food display was beautiful and included lots of cheese, veggies, hummus, crackers. I love when events offer some healthy choices. It was nice to kick the evening off with some spring fresh asparagus to balance out the cubes of delicious dill cheese that I enjoyed!
The welcome reception featured Graham Beck sparkling wines. You may remember that I loved the Graham Beck rosé when I attended a Morton’s wine event a few weeks ago. Sipping on a glass of sparkling rosé with my husband on a boat on a sunny evening in Boston while munching on fresh veggies and cheese is not a bad thing. Not at all.
I have a feeling you will be seeing more Graham Beck wine in my summer posts
The hubby and I chatted for awhile and had the chance to catch up and relax after a crazy week and a weekend apart. Then we met up with some bloggers you may recognize. . . Elina and Tina! Tina actually has an awesome gig working for Gordon’s, and when I read about the Vino Voyage on her blog, I knew I had to be there! I wanted to attend the last one, but we were actually just back from Napa!
After awhile we all headed downstairs to the inside part of the boat. Table after table of wine was set up for tasting. There were also a few buffets set up with tummy filling food, a good idea when there are 250 wines available!
We visited many of the tables, and I definitely found a few favorites. I really enjoyed the Kenwood Chardonnay. It was not at all oaky, just a crisp, apple-y wine with a lovely finish. Another great summer wine!
I was also happy to try the Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc. We had a wonderful visit to the Valley of the Moon winery last September, and I already knew that I was a huge fan of their Zinfandel. The Pinot Blanc was delicious as well!
Of course I found the Mionetto table, as I tend to do at wine tastings I love Mionetto prosecco. It is a delicious wine and priced very reasonably, so it is perfect for any old weeknight OR a special occasion! I had never tried the Mionetto Sergio Rosé, but I absolutely loved it. A little floral on the nose with lots of little bubbles, this is a sparkling wine with a bit of creaminess to it. It is just lovely.
I also enjoyed the wines presented by Vineyard Road. I may be a total nerd, but I loved that they had maps of the regions represented on display. I like to know exactly where my wine is coming from!
Vineyard Road had a Sicilian wine, a 2008 Zabu Nero d’Avola which was fantastic. I am all about Sicily lately! I won’t bore you with all of the wines that were my favorites. . . maybe in a separate post. Writing about wine is fun!
The Vino Voyage provided a great selection of wines with a lively atmosphere. There was definitely some dancing going on later in the evening!
This event was very well organized and planned out. There was plenty of space available for the crowd, and I was able to speak with the wine company reps at every single table. For me, that is the best part of wine tasting. I can drink wine at home, but being able to ask questions about the wines, the winery, and the wine region is a lot of fun and makes the event. There were many times last night that we were the only ones at particular tasting tables.
I hope to be able to attend some more Gordon’s events in the future, especially the next Vino Voyage. If you are in the Boston area, join us next time!
Ok, now that the fun part of my day is over. . . I am off to write copy. I will be back with the winners of The Olive Press and Honest Tea giveaways a bit later.
HAPPY FRIDAY everyone!