WHAT: Prosecco — Mionetto Prosecco D.O.C. Treviso ( to be exact )
WHERE: Morrissey Boulevard Wine & Liquors, 711 Morrissey Boulevard (next to CVS)
HOW MUCH: $13.99
FOR: Your co-worker ( hopefully she’ll share! ); it’s time to celebrate the successes of 2012 and toast to 2013!
WHAT: Brachetto – a slightly sweet, sparkling red wine from Dorchester’s own, Boston Winery. Perfect for the holidays; especially when wearing a wine bottle hat & scarf.
WHERE: Boston Winery
HOW MUCH: $15 (bottle hat & scarf $6)
FOR: The perfect holiday party host/hostess gift!
Yup, you read that right! Ashmont Nursery School, a non-profit, cooperative pre-school on Ashmont Hill in Dorchester, is hosting a wine tasting fundraiser in the South End this Saturday, November 3rd, to raise money for their scholarship program.
The $20 ticket ($25 at the door) covers your entrance to the event, a tasting of all the Frederick Wildeman & Sons wines (a portion of the tasting list includes: Lamberti/Prossecco, Jaboulet/Parallel 45 Cotes du Rhone, Jolivet/Sauvignon Blanc Attitude & a St. Sulpice/Bordeaux), delicious mediterranean bites, live music and all-around fun.
Wines will be available for purchase at the event (you can even get some early holiday shopping in!) and 15% of any purchase made will go to the school.
***To be as above board as possible, we should mention that some of the DH’s kiddos to attend this nursery school…but it really is a great event!***
….Dotted by Leslie
Wondering how you can top last year’s evening of Godiva chocolates, Merlot and Red Box DVD? Have no fear, we recently discovered a very out of the ordinary idea for impressing your Sweetheart this year while also supporting an important local institution.
This Friday, February 10th, bring your Valentine for a voyeuristic peek into the private lives of animals during Franklin Park Zoo’s Sex at the Zoo lecture and Valentine’s Day themed event. Do animals find each other appealing or attractive? What are the similarities and differences between human and animal courtship? What can the techniques that animals use to attract mates teach us about friendship and romance?
This strictly-for-adults only affair will feature a presentation by Dr. Rory Browne, zoo historian and member of Zoo New England’s Board of Directors, with insights about the pros and cons of relationships versus staying single in the animal kingdom. If you end up flying solo to the lecture, practice your newly-learned courtship skills on that cute guy or gal you’ve been eyeing at The Ledge and maybe even land yourself a last minute date for Valentine’s Day.
Local wines from Greenvale Vineyards and Still River Winery served, along with light refreshments.
$20 per ticket / $35 per pair
Tickets may be purchased online at www.franklinparkzoo.org or by calling 617-989-0113.