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Me, on TV

Talk about terrifying! This morning, as part of being a blogger for Chevy Queen of the Road, I was interviewed on FOX 25 morning news. The topic? Local wineries, places I have visited many times and love to promote, yet still I thought I would pass out from nerves! The people at FOX 25 could not have been nicer, and they did a good job of calming my nerves. Still, when I sat in the chair, I felt a little flustered, and my throat felt like it was going to close up. It turned out to be pretty easy, and if I had the chance to do it again, I would jump at it, now that I know what it felt like!

I actually can’t watch the clip myself without cringing, but I thought it might be fun to share!

FOX 25 news

 

My only advice from the experience? It is not a good idea to dramatically darken your hair a week before going under TV lights. Winking smile I do not even look like myself here.

That said, I really did enjoy sharing some of my favorite New England day trips to great wineries like Westport Rivers and Travessia, along with the Coastal Wine Trail with a wider audience. We’re all about eating local food, drinking great local wine is a natural next step!

Does public speaking/the thought of being on live TV make you nervous?

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If you missed the first part of my Coastal Wine Trail Kickoff recap, make sure to check it out here. I last left off with our visit to the Travessia table where we tasted Travessia’s Rosé, Vidal Blanc, and Pinot Grigio.

Rather than going in table order, we made our way around the tent looking for the least crowded tables and visiting those first, so we followed our Travessia tasting with a visit to the Sakonnet Vineyards table. I first tasted Sakonnet wines at a wedding in Rhode Island and loved their Vidal Blanc at first taste.

Sakonnet also hosted last year’s Coastal Wine Trail Kickoff, and their beautiful property in Little Compton, RI, is definitely a lovely day trip from Boston.

Sakonnet Vineyards Wines

At the Running Brook Vineyards table, we tried an interesting and refreshing mix of their 2007 Cabernet Franc and their Vidal Blanc. The result was light and fruity.

Running Brook Vineyards Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, Vidal Blanc

Greenvale Vineyards was another winery that we visited last summer and is another beautiful property to visit. While many of the white wines poured at the Coastal Wine Trail Kickoff were a little to sweet for me, Greenvale’s Rosecliff Pinot Gris was drier, softer, and would be a great summer food wine.

Greenvale Pinot Gris

There was of course more food. PB Boulangerie of Wellfleet had samples of their baked goods. I can’t even look at this photo of croissants without my stomach growling! Aren’t they beautiful?

PB Boulangerie Croissants

Their bread was a work of art, and yummy too!

PB Boulangerie bread

After our bread samples we found time for a little more wine. . .

Westport Rivers is famous for their Brut, and you can even find this delightful bubbly on restaurant menus in the Boston area. It has nice pear flavors and lots of little bubbles making it a great local wine for celebrating :) Wesport Rivers also makes a great wine from the Rkatsiteli grape, a grape from Eastern Europe. This wine has a great lemony flavor, and is definitely worth a try.

Westport Rivers wine

We also enjoyed the White Merlot from Langworthy Farm, a winery and bed & breakfast in Westerly, RI. The White Merlot was drier than many of the pink wines I have tried. Langworthy also offered my favorite red of the day, their Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Langworthy Farm White Merlot

Langworthy Farm Cabernet Sauvignon, White Merlot, Merlot

Our final wine of the day was from Coastal Vineyards, a winery that is the newest member of the Coastal Wine Trail. I thought all of their wines were fantastic, but my favorite was the 2008 Seaside White. Coastal Vineyards is new to me, and I can’t wait to pay them a visit this summer!

Coastal Vineyards Seaside White, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay 

Coastal Vineyards Seaside White

 

Truro Vineyards 

A trip to the Cape would not be complete without sticking my feet in the ocean, and Mara from Truro Vineyards was kind enough to give us directions to the nearest beach.

 

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Island roses were already in full bloom.

Cape Cod Island Roses

And Cape Cod Bay was warm! If I had a bathing suit, I totally would have gone swimming!

first dip in Cape Cod Bay this summer

Cape Cod Bay

I can’t wait to visit more of the New England Coastal Wineries this summer, and I am REALLY looking forward to my annual Provincetown trip with my college roommates!

Don’t forget that my Olivia’s Organics giveaway ends in a couple of days! There will be 5 winners, so you have a pretty good chance to win!

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