Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events.
1) Vialé in Central Square, Cambridge is enthused to announce the next event in their new, seasonal dinner series in collaboration with Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (CSCA). The next CSCA Takeover at Vialé will be held on Wednesday, July 18, from 5pm-10pm. As with all of the dinners in the series, this dinner will pair Vialé chef/co-owner, Greg Reeves (CSCA graduate) and the Vialé team with a different CSCA student/chef. For this event, Chef Reeves will team with Samantha Loos and Chris Miller, from the Professional Chef's Program, serving their own unique plates alongside Vialé's usual dinner menu.

Make reservations for this fascinating CSCA Takeover at Vialé.

2) Bin Ends is proud to announce the summer celebration of the 10-year anniversary of their Braintree store, and the 5-year anniversary of their sister store in Needham. The concurrent anniversaries are being celebrated with the launch of a new website for expedited online purchases, a community dinner, and special events in both stores.

Bin Ends is a local, independent retailer of fine wine, craft beer, and artisan spirits founded in 2008. Managing Partner, John Hafferty, with nearly 30 years of experience in the fine wine trade, has dedicated his career to the idea that a bottle shared can quickly turn strangers into lifelong friends. Before opening Bin Ends, John worked for nearly a decade as fine wine portfolio manager and buyer for M.S. Walker, one of New England's largest and most respected fine wine wholesalers.

I've been going to Bin Ends since its beginnings, and it remains one of my favorite wine stores. John is a great guy, personable, knowledgeable and down-to-earth. You'll find plenty of bargains at Bin Ends, as well as a nice diversity of wines, spirits, ciders, and beers, from all over the world. You really need to shop at Bin Ends!

A couple of their upcoming events include:

Bin Ends Fine Wine Estate Sale 
Bin Ends in Needham: Saturday, July 14th from 2-5 PM: Featuring an eclectic selection of wines from all across California. Try before you buy & save 20% or more. This is a Complimentary event and No Reservations are required. You must be 21 to attend.

Bin Ends Fine Wine Flea Market 
Bin Ends in Braintree: Sunday, July 29, from 1-5 PM. Try-before-you-buy a great selection of wine from around the world - all at a savings of 20-50%! Join upwards of six of Bin Ends fine wine vendors along who will be sampling alongside our own Bin Ends Selections table. This is a complimentary event and no reservations are required.  You must be 21 to attend.

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