Sample the finest wines at these North Shore locations.
Visit North Andover’s Wine ConneXtion on July 19th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for their event “A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White,” a free tasting of white and red wine blends. Offering a more complex taste than the single variety, wine blends present new and unexpected flavors and qualities.
On July 26, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wine ConneXtion will be offering an educational evening on how to choose a good wine for less. Guests will be sampling wines priced at $12 and under, learning to pick an exquisite zinfandel without an exorbitant price tag.
117 Main St., North Andover, 978-965-8000, wineconnextion.com
Willow Spring Vineyards
Visit Haverhill’s own vineyard for a sampling of currently featured wines, including Heritage Red, Seyval Blanc, and Pink. This ten-year old vineyard is centered on the property’s beautiful red barn, making this location the perfect spot for a summertime wine tasting.
Wednesdays and Sundays, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., by appointment
840 West Lowell Ave., Haverhill, 978-374-1473, willowspringvineyards.com
Busa Wine & Spirits
On July 16th from 7 to 8:30 p.m., head to Burlington’s Busa, for a night of wine and food pairings, hosted by Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company. This free tasting will instruct guests on how to pair two Italian favorites: wine and pizza. The wines being tasted include Villa Sandi, Banfi, Masi, and Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and pizza will be provided by CHOPPS restaurant in Burlington.
34 Cambridge St., Burlington, 781-229-9463, busawineandspirits.com
This free tasting, offered July 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Winchester’s Pairings, brings together delicious foods with the best of fine wines. From pairings of an Austrian Riesling with pineapple chutney on cucumbers, to Californian Pinot Noir with alfredo pasta chips and Andalusian gazpacho, and much more, there is sure to be something for everyone at this tasting. All of Pairings events are free of charge, and offer 20 percent discounts on the food and wine featured.
“Baystate Sarah’s Wines”
Try six wines paired with six bites.
July 12, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
600 Main St., Winchester, 781-721-9463, pairingswineandfood.com