Westport Rivers (417 Hixbridge Road, Westport, MA 508-636-3423) is 25 years old this summer. One of their celebratory events is a Pinot Noir Barrel Tasting and food fest. The chef is Frank McClelland, owner/chef of L'Espalier (www.lespalier.com/about/) and owner too of Sel de la Terre, both in Boston (www.seldelaterre.com/). Also participating are Erik Johnson, sommelier for the restaurants and Tyler Balliet of Second Glass, the net wine page. Lots of charcuterie, pickles, cheese, crispy pork belly, grilled shrimp, etc. to be washed down with red wine. Call to reserve (a must).
Saturday, July 9th 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. $85.00 per person
Coming up: chardonnay tasting on July 30