Being a Boston food and travel blogger as well as a publicist/social media consultant has always been an interesting combo for me. It’s definitely helped me to grow my circle of blogger friends and contacts, allowed me to stay in the loop on local media and events, and it’s helped me craft how I want to interact with (and how I DON’T want to interact) other bloggers.
It’s always fun when the two come together in one place, and on Monday that’s exactly what happened. A bunch of Boston bloggers came together at the Olive Connection Brookline ( client of mine since summer 2015) to taste Nautical Gin cocktails and an array of wines that a colleague of mine works with.
The event was a casual get-together that allowed bloggers to check out the beautiful gift items that the Olive Connection has for the holidays and to mingle in a festive setting. It was fun!
Olive Connection is a beautiful store offering so many different artisan food items like charcuterie, pastas, sauces, coffee, tea, and of course olives, olive oil, and vinegar,
And my favorite, brownies made with their blood orange olive oil.
Nautical Gin was on hand with their beautiful bottles of craft American gin, making their signature Gimlet cocktail as well as a festive Gin and Jam cocktail made with local Doves and Figs jam.
For the cocktail recipe, visit the Nautical Gin Instagram page.
Nautical Gin makes a great holiday gift! Find it in a store near you: http://www.nauticalgin.com/where-to-buy.html
All of the wines we tasted were delicious and perfect for holiday entertaining.
Trivento Golden Reserve
Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem
Peter Zemmer Pinot Noir
St Urbans-Hof Wiltinger
Ferraton Pere et Fils Samorens White
Peter Zemmer Pinot Grigio
Trivento Amado Sur Torrontes
Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Sauvignon Blanc
Grazing on small bites, cocktails, and sips of wine while mingling with really interesting and fun bloggers was a wonderful way to spend a chilly December evening!
Thank you to all of the Boston bloggers who attended and to our hosts the Olive Connection, the wineries, and of course Nautical Gin for the cocktail gin-spiration.