The event’s intention, in addition to letting Bostonians enjoy Chateau Ste. Michelle’s delicious wines with food pairings from local chefs, was to celebrate Boston, our love of food and wine, and our unique, awesome culture. You can’t beat that! Here’s a little more about the event and Chateau Ste. Michelle:
The people of Boston have spoken and identified their Chateau as innovative food paired with wine and music. Chateau Ste. Michelle is excited to bring Boston’s Chateau to life. The winery will be featuring a local celebrity chef and live music from a Boston-based band.
Chateau Ste. Michelle also shares a passion for food and music. The winery’s own culinary team, based in Woodinville, WA, pairs Chateau Ste. Michelle wines with Pacific Northwest ingredients, hosts dinner events and shares seasonal recipes. The culinary team also prepares food for every show of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Summer Concert series, one of the winery’s favorite traditions.
Tables with Chateau Ste. Michelle wines were posted around the space, making it easy to browse the wines and tasting notes as well as to taste. While I already knew I liked Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling, I discovered I loved their Columbia Valley Chardonnay and Merlot. One of the things I love most about all of the wines we tried is that they were all complex, really delicious, and very affordable, all under $20 per bottle.
Chefs like Louis DiBiccari and Rebecca Arnold were serving up small bites to go with the wine, and guests were treated to live music that really set a festive mood.
Space with a Soul was, overall, a great location for an event. The fact that we had to get there by elevator was the only snafu; it made for a bottleneck as people were waiting in the lobby and making it difficult to get inside.
But the views, vibe and lighting made up for it! The event planners did a great job in setting the mood, and the crowd was definitely enjoying themselves. As with any free event, there were definitely some pushy free wine vultures as we call them, but I think that’s unfortunately to be expected whenever free food and drinks are involved!
As a wine lover and a winery lover, I thought it was great that Chateau Ste. Michelle made their way out to Boston with an event just for us! Hopefully they enjoyed themselves just as much, and they will come to visit again.
In the meantime, I REALLY need to plan a Washington and Oregon wine tasting trip!