Starting at 3PM each Saturday, one of our 6 certified wine sommeliers (who we call wine ambassadors) will lead you to two local restaurants in one of Boston's most historic neighborhoods, the North End, over the course of 2 hours. At each restaurant, we'll sample 3 wine varietals. We'll teach you about the basics of wine tasting, the wine making process, and how to purchase wine at a wine shop and restaurant. We'll also teach you about the restaurants themselves and the best places places to buy wine locally!
I got my start in the wine business as a telemarketer. I later honed my knowledge as General Manager of The Wine Gallery—a chain of local wine shops—for six years, winning Boston Magazine’s “Best Wine Shop” accolades in 2007 and 2008. Afterward, I crisscrossed the state as a wine consultant for Café Europa Wines and Monsieur Touton Selections—selling wines to bottegas, packies, spas, trattorias, kitchens, and brasseries. My specialty is helping you navigate real-world wine situations, including: how to find a good, inexpensive wine that tastes like a far more expensive bottle and how to remember which wines you love and hate. My colleagues who might lead your tour are all certified wine sommeliers who are excited to share their knowledge of wine with you! The guides who lead our tours are all wine industry veterans, all WSET certified.
Small plates to share with the table
6 wine tastings picked by the wine Ambassador
We'll start at Villa Francesca, a highly rated restaurant Boston's North End. After that, we'll take a brief walk over to Artu Rosticceria Trattoria a place that prides itself on a modern interpretation of classic Italian cooking. Sometimes we visit the Battery Wharf Grille, a modern venue right on Boston's waterfront, next to the US Coast Guard Station, and a water taxi stop. Battery Wharf Grille offer the "Urban Campfire," a year-round firepit.
Government issued ID (proof of age)
While everyone is welcome, all guests must book in advance so we know how much wine to bring! Once you book, we'll send you all the details about where to meet and how to contact us should you have any questions.
Boston North End Wine Tasting Tour