Red White Party

Monday evening, wine and food lovers from around Boston got together at Sonsie Restaurant in Boston to celebrate the launch of Red White Boston, Boston’s super local iPhone app (and website) that connects wine-lovers with wine stores and the wines that the stores recommend. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

The event was hosted in Sonsie’s downstairs wine room which had a dimly lit, intimate feel to it, complete with the backdrop of rows and rows of bottles of wine. Comfy chairs and booths lined the walls, making the ideal place for mixing and mingling.

Sonsie Wine Room

I arrived early to help with the setup, arranging these snazzy Red White Boston t-shirts in rolls to make it easier for party-goers to grab one on the way out. Cathy of Red White Boston came up with a fun game to win a t-shirt, a Mad Libs style fill-in-the-blank sheet that had to do with wine, the Red White Boston app, and Boston. I can’t wait to see the creative responses!

Red White Boston t-shirts

Sonsie put out a delicious spread that included lots of cheese as well as their signature pizzas. I can’t believe I have not eaten there before! The pizzas were nice and thin with flavorful toppings like goat cheese and olives. No greasy or heavy pizza crust here, just simple, crunchy slices to go along with a glass of wine.

pizza at Sonsie

Throughout the night I sipped on two glasses of Marc Bredif Vouvray from the Loire Valley. Though I tend to drink reds at home, I often go for whites at events where I might be talking to many people. It helps to avoid those awkwardly purple teeth :) The Vouvray was the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and it was a refreshing choice for the night.

Sonsie bloggers

The event drew a crowd of people interested in the RWB app and in eating delicious food and drinking delicious wine. Among the attendees were Alison, Katherine, Megan, Daisy, and Alicia (all in the above photo). Kathy from Boston Sports Woman and Jennifer from Saphier Events also attended, in addition to many other great guests.

As I have mentioned in past posts, Red White Boston has more events coming up including a “Steals from the Vault” wine event at Pairings Boston this Monday at 6. In addition to that, I was invited to participate in a TasteLive panel on Monday to kick off events centering around Virginia wine, leading up to the 2011 Wine Bloggers Conference in Charlotesville, VA.

It’s going to be an exciting week! Also a really emotional one; I had forgotten how much of an emotional rollercoaster leaving a job can be. All of the ups and downs have been exhausting! I could do with a Caribbean vacation right about now. . .

In other news, last year I tried to plan a group get together for a Boston holiday tea or fancy cocktails, maybe at the Boston Harbor Hotel. It kind of fell flat because we couldn’t pick a date, but I was thinking if we started planning now we might be able to nail down a date that suits most people. Is anyone interested?

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Tags: Boston, events, pizza, Red White Boston, Sonsie, Vouvray

  1. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    Congratulations on a successful event! I’ve never eaten at Sonsie and have always wanted to try their pizza. I’ve heard it’s really good.
    I’m definitely interested in a holiday get together!


  2. Emily’s avatar

    I have had some great times at Sonsie. I’m glad your event was a success. Are you involved in the Fall Wine event at the Cyclorama? (I just bought tix). I’d definitely be interested in a holiday gathering!


    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      I am planning on buying tickets to that event. My November is kind of up in the air because I will be welcoming another niece or nephew at some point, so I am making plans with the caveat that I may end up in NJ for his/her arrival :)
      Otherwise, hopefully we can meet up there!


    2. Michelle’s avatar

      I’m glad that the launch party was a success! I’m sorry that I missed it but I had a meeting with my mentoring group that night.

      Sidenote: I went to a NYE party at that room in Sonsie and had a blast. The bartenders there are always SO nice!

      I’d definitely be interested in a holiday get-together – whether cocktails or tea!


    3. Daisy’s avatar

      fabulous night! thanks for hosting us!!


    4. A Boston Food Diary’s avatar

      What a great event! I’ll definitely be on the look out for more from them- their daily emails are fantastic!


    5. Simply Life’s avatar

      I’ve eaten at Sonsie once before and loved the meal! Here’s my post about it if you’re even wondering for a recommendation from the menu!

      Also, I’d definitely be interested in a holiday get together!


    6. Elizabeth’s avatar

      Looks like a fabulous event– can’t wait to check out the app for myself. My older brother went to law school in Charlottesville; we checked out a number of vineyards while visiting him– it is so gorgeous down there, and the wine (especially at Veritas) was pretty great, too. I bet it’s the perfect place for a wine bloggers’ conference. :)

      I’d also be interested in a holiday get together! :)


    7. Megan’s avatar

      Count me in!

      Great event. I thought it was brilliant having 3 different kinds of cheeses on the pizzas to go along with all that wine!

      I wish I had known Kathy from BSW was there. I’d love to meet her.


    8. Alicia’s avatar

      Thanks so much for having us, we had a fabulous time.

      I’d totally be in for a holiday event…count me in as well!


    9. Alison’s avatar

      I am often a victim of red wine teeth. But it’s just so delicious! :)


    10. Shannon’s avatar

      You guys should come to the Seaport Hotel, rather than Boston Harbor. I work there, it’s wonderful! :)


    11. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

      Hehe I pick white wine when I’m out too for the same reason. Count me in for the holiday gathering!


    12. Julie’s avatar

      Looks like a fun time and a great kick off to a great app!

      Would definately be interested in a holdiay gathering!


    13. Jolene (’s avatar

      Sounds like a great time!! I would LOVE to go to Boston!!!


      1. traveleatlove’s avatar

        We would love for you to come to Boston! Lots of fun bloggers here!


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