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tasting it up at tanglewood

photo 4I’ve been going to Tanglewood to hear classical music for years, but yesterday was the first time I went to their Wine & Food Classic. It’s a fun afternoon of tasting food from local restaurants and a bunch of different wines from all over. Plus, I brought my dad so he got to have a taste (literally) of the grapefriend life.

Taft Farm is a local favorite, and they have TONS of tomato varieties

Taft Farm is a local favorite, and they have TONS of tomato varieties

They made two kinds of tomato gazpacho - the green was was amazing with a touch of cream and honey

They made two kinds of tomato gazpacho – the green was was amazing with a touch of cream and honey

a good Torrontes - what a perfect wine to drink on a summer day! All white peach and white florals - yum.

A good Torrontes – what a perfect wine to drink on a summer day! All white peach and white florals – yum.

These were delicious (and paired well with the Torrontes).

These were delicious (and paired well with the Torrontes).

What would a summer tasting be without some rosé? Lame, that's what. An these roses were fantastic - reputedly some of the best - and most expensive - in the world, I liked the Chateau L'esclans and the Les Clans best.

What would a summer tasting be without some rosé? Lame, that’s what. And these rosés were fantastic. Reputedly some of the best – and most expensive – in the world, I liked the Chateau D’Esclans and the Les Clans best.

Tanglewood's own caterers killed it with these chicken and waffles bites. Some kind of maple glaze situation made it even better.

Tanglewood’s own caterers killed it with these chicken and waffles bites. Some kind of maple glaze situation made it even better.

Gotta love Charles Bieler's clever labels. Apple-y Chardonnay was great with the chicken & waffles.

Gotta love Charles Bieler’s clever labels. Apple-y Chardonnay was great with the chicken & waffles.

Most wine made in the Berkshires area isn't that great, so the only locally-made alcohol there was from Berkshire Mountain Distillery. Their bourbon was great, though, and I can't wait to swing by the new distillery in Sheffield.

Most wine made in the Berkshires area isn’t that great, so the only locally-made alcohol there was from Berkshire Mountain Distillery. This bourbon was so good, though, and I can’t wait to swing by the new distillery in Sheffield.

Some of the best coppa I've ever had. Go Berkshire Meat Market!

Some of the best coppa I’ve ever had. Go Great Barrington Meat Market!

a decanter design inspired by a musical staff - perfect for Tanglewood!

a decanter design inspired by a musical staff – perfect for Tanglewood!

A little sweet to end the tasting - these were incredible.

These were incredible – sweet way to end the tasting!

And check out what we all drank at our picnics later on that night, here!

 

 

 

 

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