Many wine stores have free wine tastings though you almost always know exactly what you are tasting. The bottle is right in front of you so you know the winery, price and the varietals. The Vineyard though is doing a series of free blind tastings.
Tommorrow, June 21st, from 5-7pm, The Vineyard will have a Blind Malbec Tasting. All of the wines will be served in brown paper bags so you don't know which wine you are drinking, though you will know they are all Malbecs. Here are the Malbecs they will be tasting.
Alto Cedro Malbec $15.99
Finca El Portillo $10.99
Nieto Senetiner Reserva $11.99
Punto Final $11.99
Saurus Patagonia Select $14.99
I think this is a cool idea, though maybe it would be nice to toss in one bottle of some other type of wine, just to see if people can tell the difference between a Malbec and maybe a Syrah or Pinot Noir.
There will be other Blind Tastings this summer and you can see the upcoming ones at the bottom of my blog in the Events section.
I should also mention that The Vineyard is currently having a Wine Sale until the end of the month. If you purchase a case or more of wine, you get 20% off the regular price. If you purchase 3 cases you get a discount of 25%.
554 Turnpike St. (Rt. 114)
North Andover, MA