Sommeliers recommend that you swirl a glass of wine and inhale its bouquet before throwing it in the face of your enemy. Enjoy pleasures that are worth the wait with this Groupon.
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- $25 for two full tapas and wine pairing passes (a $50 value)
- $50 for four full tapas and wine pairing passes (a $100 value)
Festival runs from noon until 6 p.m. on June 23. Each pass includes a wine tasting glass for sampling any of the 24–30 Maryland wines present, including wines from Sugarloaf Mountain Winery, Woodhall Winery, and Solomon's Island Winery. Each pass also includes a goodie bag, entry to a raffle for a winery tour for four, three wine accompaniments–cheeses, olives, and crudités; and two 3–5 oz. tapas pairings for $3 (normal prices average between $5 and $7).
Tapas pairings come from local caterers and enable visitors to sample multiple dishes with wine pairings, and a variety of other vendors will also be present. In addition, The StyleMasters, Alleghany St, and jazz saxophonist Merlon Devine will perform live at the festival.
Summer Wine and Peach Fest
On Saturday, August 16, 2 p.m.–7 p.m., folks gather at the Silver Spring B & O Station to sample wines from local vintners. Outfitted with a sampling glass, they cruise the winery tables as they sip their wares, against the backdrop of art tents, poets crooning, and live musical performance.
Wineries: Ten domestic wineries share their wares, including Cove Point Winery, Linganore Wine Cellars, and Oasis Wines.
Entertainment: On three stages, DJ Wah-Heed spins latin and reggae, local poets engage in a lively slam, the Ann Palmer Duet plays jazz.
Vendors: The wares from local artisans include the fresh-made dips from La Calidad Fresh Salsa, fair trade clothing from Inka Treasures, and Wise Designs' handmade jewelry.
- In case the weather gets too intense or the sun looks like it wants to steal your sampling glass, duck into several sheltered areas, such as the Party Tent or Covered Patio.
- The first 500 guests to arrive between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. get a goody bag stuffed with, as staffers put it, "refreshing swag by the area's most notable swagists."
- A portion of proceeds goes to the WIC and Seniors Double-Dollar Food Buying Programs at county farmers’ markets.
- Staff collects unsold foods to send to area charities for the homeless.