Sept. 20-26, restaurants participating in the first Boston Wine Week will offer wine at reduced prices: $9 per glass and $32 per bottle. The event aims to showcase hand-crafted wines from around the world.
This might mean a 2006 J. Hofstatter Gewurztraminer at Bina Osteria, where it's usually $75 per bottle; or a 2001 Castellani Soave Classico at Jer-Ne, where a bottle on other weeks will run you $84. Other participating restaurants include Bin 26 Enoteca, Lala Rokh,
75 Chestnut, Clink, The Hungry i, Beacon Hill Bistro, Woodward, Locke-Ober, The Beehive, Petit Robert (South End), and Brasserie Jo.
Boston Wine Week will also feature talks with local wine folks: On Sept. 20, Tyler Balliet of the Second Glass will be at Bina from 6-7 p.m., pouring and talking about selections. (Free food alert: There will be complimentary pizzette.) On Sept. 21, Richard Elia of the Quarterly Review of Wines will be at Bin 26 from 6-7 p.m., offering featured wines with paired cheeses.
Check the website for updates on restaurants and talks.
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