By Cynthia Rosenfeld
This article first appeared in the Duxbury Clipper
The Duxbury Food and Wine Festival is four weeks away, and some very special partnerships have been cultivated. The Festival has teamed up with the Duxbury Art Association to create a multifaceted event which will satisfy the body and the soul.
On Saturday, September 27th, from 3pm to 5pm, guests arriving at the Ellison Center for The Arts will have the opportunity to sample a plethora of wines from every major wine producing region in the world.
During the Grand Tasting, The Duxbury Art Association will present a Wet Paint Auction. Artists’ very recent, “wet paint” works, reflecting Duxbury vistas, wine and food imagery, will be on site for viewing and bidding. Bidding will close at the end of the Grand Tasting. A list of featured artists will be posted on the Duxbury Food and Wine Festival Facebook page. A percentage of all art sales will help to support the mission of the Duxbury Art Association.
More than ten wine distributors from Massachusetts will be represented during the Grand Tasting, demonstrating the variety of wines available for purchase in Duxbury. Napa Valley favorites such as Duckhorn and Chateau Montelena will provide samples from their 2014 portfolios.
In addition to sampling the magnificent selection of wines, attendees will be able to attend educational sessions throughout the afternoon. The sessions will begin at 2:30 with Joseph Carr. Joseph’s credits include ‘Josh’ and ‘Carr’ wines, and ‘Dylan’s Ghost’, his latest venture into a higher priced wine market.
Amber Cantella, a local resident, and currently Wine Director at Tosca Restaurant in Hingham, will speak on the new Rosé. She will cover the history of Chateau D’ Esclans, and will delve into the huge part that Rosé is now playing in the summer wine market.
Luiz Alberto will deliver a presentation on food and wine pairing. Luis is a wine educator and blogger. He is the founder of the #Winelover community, a member of The Circle of Wine Writers, and a candidate of the Institute of Masters of Wine.
Brad Smith will be presenting “Wine Collecting for Amateurs”. Brad suddenly found himself with a 5000 bottle fine wine collection and realized he couldn’t drink it all. A part time wine advisor, Brad will share some of his secrets with the attendees of the Grand Festival.
For more information on the Festival, and to purchase tickets, visit DuxburyFoodandWineFestival.com.