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Sommelier Society event benefits those hurt in marathon bombings

Posted by Ellen Bhang  April 20, 2013 04:52 PM

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Wine professionals live to serve. So it's no surprise that the Boston Sommelier Society is doing all it can to help those hurt by this week's marathon bombings. This down-to-earth group of wine professionals and enthusiasts will host its first Spring Bottle Bash 2013 tomorrow, Sunday, April 21st, from 6pm to 10pm at Moksa in Cambridge's Central Square. Tickets, available online, are $50 each, and all proceeds will go to The One Fund Boston, Inc., announced by Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino to aid those most impacted by the bombings.

For the leadership of the Boston Sommelier Society, it was an easy decision. The board of directors decided Tuesday morning to make aiding bombing victims the event's priority. "All are on board," says John Fiola, secretary of the organization. "It was a quick decision." Teaming up with the somm society for this event is Boston-based Drync , which will donate proceeds from Spring Bottle Bash wines purchased via its smartphone app.

Naturally, more than a dozen great wines from around the globe will be poured. We spied a chateauneuf-du-pape, an Australian cab-shiraz and our state's very own Westport Rivers RJR Brut among the offerings. Tasty Pan-Asian bites will be served up from the kitchen. Raffle prizes and a silent auction will add to the fun. And if wine is not your beverage, Noon Inthasuwan-Summers, Moksa's beverage director, promises to mix up a scintillating cocktail; and Craft Brewers Guild of Boston will provide beer. Let's all raise a glass to hope and healing for our city.

Ellen Bhang

About By the Glass

Ellen Bhang writes about food and wine and reviews Cheap Eats restaurants for the Globe. Wine is the focus of her degree in the Gastronomy master's program at Boston University. She can be reached at


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