Boston, Massachusetts – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine
Taj Boston, the landmark hotel at Arlington and Newbury streets overlooking the Public Garden, is offering monthly Thursday night wine dinners now through December 2010.
Each evening is limited to 15 guests, who first taste and discuss the wines in the hotel’s historic Cellar with a noted wine maker or their representative, who provides an insider’s overview of the wines and winery. The convivial conversation continues during a four-course Chef’s menu with wine pairings in The Café. Guests have the opportunity to explore a variety of wine and culinary topics at table with one another and the evening’s wine expert. To ensure a most relaxed experience, guests may then simply take the elevator “home” to their luxurious accommodations for the evening.
The upcoming 2010 Wine Dinners at Taj Boston include:
-Thursday, June 24: Brunello and Super Tuscan Wines, featuring Ca’Marcanda “Magari,” Maremma; Querciabella “Mongrana,” Maremma; Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino, and Ruffino Brunello Greppone Mazzi
-Thursday, July 29: A Taste of New Zealand, featuring Brancott “Patuthi” Gewurztraminer, Gisborne; Drylands Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough; Barker’s Marque, Three Brooms Riesling, Marlborough, and The Crossings Pinot Noir, Marlborough
-Thursday, August 26: Riesling Around The World, featuring Peller Estate Dry Riesling, Canada; Clean Slate Riesling, Germany; Pierre Sparr Riesling, Alsace, France; La Vis Riesling, Trentino, Italy; Jacob’s Creek Reserve Riesling, Barossa Valley, Australia, and Columbia Winery “Cellar Masters” Riesling, Washington
-Thursday, September 30: Exploring Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, featuring Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Stag’s Leap; Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder; Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford; Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville, and Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
-Thursday, October 28: Bubbles! Sparkling Wine from Around The World, featuring Zadetto Prosecco, Italy; Westport Brut Cuvee “RJR,” Massachusetts; Langlois Chateaux Cremant De Loire Brut Rose, France; Roederer Estate Brut, Anderson Valley, California; Bodegas Espana “Zeta” Cava Brut, Spain, and Zonin “Baccorosa,” Italy
-Thursday, November 18: Rhone Rangers vs. Rhone Wines, featuring Delas Cote du Rhome Croze-Hermitage Rouge; D’Arenberg “D’Arry’s Original,” McLaren Vale, Australia; Guardian Peak “SMG,” South Africa, and Rosenblum “Hillside” Syrah, Sonoma, California
-Thursday, December 16: Laurent Perrier Champagne, featuring Laurent Perrier Brut, Laurent Perrier Rose, Laurent Perrier Brut Vintage, and Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle
-The Wine Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with wine tasting and discussion in The Cellar, followed by four-course Chef’s menu with wine pairings in The Café
-Priced at $65 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity, and limited to just 15 guests; overnight accommodations are priced from $195 per night, subject to availability