Wow Wow Wow!!! I love Illahe Vineyards, and they will be here pouring their wines on Thurs, April 25! Their wines are pure and alive, and really friggen delicious. Minimalist winemaking, sustainable practices, horsepowered harvesting and mowing. All the good things, pure Willamette Valley deliciousness. We’ll have a really fun line up including a Gruner Veltliner, some bubbles, Tempranillo rosé, and of course, Pinot Noir… Come taste, and as always, free!
The fifth edition of Vestments is upon us, and we are going to explore the fashion of the Kentucky Derby! Think big hats, floral dresses, seersucker, and other such things! We’ll have an extensive collection of vintage hats, and some really great vintage staples as well… If you’ve never been to one of our clothing popups, they are a lot of fun, and feature a rotating cast of vendors. Bar is open, and we are serving food as well! Some get a drink and browse all of the beautiful clothing that we have found for you!
A gin and tonic is one of the most simple drinks to make, and consequently also very fun to manipulate. Come taste the different styles of gin you can choose from, and learn how to make your own infusions and syrups to customize this classic summer beverage. Our classes are fun, informal, but also very informative. $40/PP includes drinks and snacks. Call 207-721-3000 to reserve your spot!
I taste more wine in the month of April than at any other time of year. Why? Because this is the month in which most of my distributors are having their industry only shows. We have the opportunity to taste new vintages, and new wines. Come check out some of my favorite new finds, the wines that gave me pause, and made me smile. Always free!!!
I’m bringing my cocktail classes on the road! On Wednesday March 13, I head to Sammy’s Deluxe in Rockland to teach a classic and improvised stirred cocktail class. We will be covering stirred classics such as the Martini, Manhattan, Negroni, Old Fashioned, as well as Classic Riffs such as the Boulevardier, Toronto, Old Pal etc… Then I’ll let ya loose to improvise under my supervision using my extensive amaro and vermouth collection. So, if you are feeling as stir crazy as I am, head north for the evening, take the class, and stay at Sammy’s for dinner. Or, if you live in the Rockland area, and haven’t made it down to my classes yet, here is your chance, I’m coming to you!! As always, $40 gets you in, gets you drinks and snacks, and I promise, you’ll leave happier and more wise. To Sign up, call Vessel and Vine at 207-721-3000
Vestments Volume 3 is Booked! For our March Edition of Vestments - Vessel And Vine’s monthly vintage clothing popup sale, we will be welcoming sprig, and the more colorful wardrobe that comes along with it. Come stock up on some fun duds for your spring vacation. Or, just will Spring to come early by changing what you wear - which is what I do. If nothing else, it helps your brain feel warmer… Taylor and I will be joined by two vendors, to be announced soon! We are changing the hours of this monthly event to 1PM-6PM, to allow y’all more time to shop. And, of course, we’ll have delicious cocktail and food specials. What is better than being able to shop with a drink in hand?!
THE DAY BEFORE VALENTINES DAY, I will be teaching another class: Amaro Y Amore - reinventing classic love cocktails through the context of amari. Bring your love, or just bring your love of yourself. This one is guaranteed to sell out, so do call early if you want to hold a spot. As always, $40/PP includes drinks, snacks, and knowledge.
Our first vintage clothing pop up sale was a smashing success, so they will now be a monthly event! We will have four vendors again, including two new guests. (Check them out on Instagram: @guruvintage, and @jareddesimio) There will be vintage clothing, upcycled vintage, vintage fabric, napkins and tea towels, vintage aprons. SO MUCH GREAT STUFF! And… delicious snacks and brunchy cocktails available for purchase. Last month’s was poppin’, so get here early for the best selection.