Martha’s Vineyard wine fest uncorks 10th year

Enjoy four days of food and drink in October

Toasting to another good year is the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival in Massachusetts. -- Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival photo

The Edgartown Board of Trade in Massachusetts will present the 10th annual Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival from Oct. 19 to 22 on the island made famous by the Kennedys.

This four-day celebration of the senses provides memorable experiences that showcase the tastes and the talents of skilled winemakers, sommeliers, chefs and culinary artisans from all over the world.

Set against the breathtaking backdrops of the island and the Atlantic, Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival will offer a weekend of exclusive and savory events, dinners, tastings and seminars that will draw over 2,000 wine lovers and foodies.

A few of the featured events of the weekend include:

• Fresh Off The Farm — This delicious community gathering and weekend kickoff combines island farms and chefs with wine tastings and the music of the Vineyard’s “Good Night Louise.”

• Somm Throw Down — It’s a face-off of three wine personalities, Joseph Carr and Sam Decker of Atria restaurant and Heather Lynch of Bar Mezzana, in a battle for the ultimate pairing of wine and food, prepared by Colin Lynch of Bar Mezzana.

• Joseph Carr Dinner — Sommelier-turned-producer Carr joins The Terrace at the Charlotte Inn for a delicious, local-as-local-gets dinner that will be paired with selections from Dylan’s Ghost Winery and Joseph Carr Wines.

• Sweet Tooth — Join the indulgence of the richness of Murdick’s Fudge paired with port wines.

• Jean Trimbach Wines with O Ya / Nathan Gould — An intersection of flavor between one of Boston’s best restaurants, O Ya, with great selections from the Trimbach Estate’s Alsace wines, all in a stunning architectural setting, the Grey Barn.

•  Jeremy Sewell Dinner – Join award-winning Boston chef Sewall of Boston’s Island Creek Oyster Bar at Harbor View Hotel’s Lighthouse Grill, Les Sablons and Row 34, and Lighthouse Grill Executive Chef Richard Doucette for a feast with select wines.

• The Woodford Reserve Dinner — An exclusive prix fixe dinner hosted in a private home, paired perfectly with specially crafted Woodford Reserve cocktail recipes to draw out the best flavors in both dish and drink.

• What’s more — Be part of a walking tour with architect Patrick Ahearn on the history of Martha’s Vineyard; slurp away at the Oh Shucks! fresh oyster fest; imbibe in the Grand Tasting at Harbor View Hotel; and sip bubbly at the Champy Brunch.

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