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.
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!
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.
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.
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?