• VinoVoyage II

    May 14, 2010

    Yep, Gordon’s was right when they said that the VinoVoyage would be THE wining and dining event of the season. It was such a blast!! A big boat, beautiful weather, copious amounts of wine, great friends… of course, it was awesome! :mrgreen:

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    We boarded the luxurious “Spirit of Boston” for a 3-hour cruise around Boston Harbor.

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    The event started with a Graham Beck Sparkling Wine reception on the upper deck of the boat.

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    I partook in a couple of pours! ;-)

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    There was also a nice spread of food and passed appetizers. I munched on a few pita chips with roasted red pepper hummus and tabouli, some cheese, a parmesan artichoke puff, and a couple of scallops wrapped in bacon. There were lots of goodies!

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    Lovin’ life.

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    A live jazz band played while we enjoyed the reception on the upper deck.

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    Blog buddies: Elina and Meghan! :mrgreen:

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    After spending about 30 minutes at the sparkling wine reception, we headed inside to taste the 250+ wines. Well, taste some of them. I tried tasting them all last year and got my butt kick! :-?

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    For the wine tasting, there were tables set up all along the top and bottom levels of the boat. I liked that it wasn’t super crowded, so you didn’t have to wait to try a wine and you could talk to the wine representative. (There were a few winemakers there, too!)

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    The VinoVoyage also included a buffet dinner with pasta and carving stations.

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    I filled my plate with tri-color cheese tortellini and pesto sauce.

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    For dessert, there were assorted cakes and mini pastries, but I missed my chance. It was all gone by the time I got there. :-? I guess I drank my dessert instead! ;-)

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    Some favorites from the evening:

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    Seriously, why does anyone let me drink?!?

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    The night ended with dancing… and more wine.

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    Fantastic event! I can’t wait for VinoVoyage III, which is rumored to set sail in September! :-D

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    Hannah May 14, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    What a beautiful day you had for it! Looks like so much fun (though I can’t believe they ran out of desserts… they should’ve been more organised than that!)

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    Jill July 29, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    It looks like you had fun, but I HATE wine so that wouldn’t be for me…other drinks sure. ;) and I agree about them running out of desserts, they shouldn’t have let that happen!

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