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Oct 16, 2009 12:20 PM

Wine educator/sommelier for private party?

I would like to host a wine tasting event at my home and was hoping to have someone come in to teach about different types of wine, pairings and tasting. I want to purchase the wine and food (based on recommendation) and have a wine educator provide their expertise for an hour or two.

Know where I can find someone for such an event?

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  1. Dave's Fresh Pasta does this:
    The wine tastings they do in the store are quite good - they regularly do tastings on Fridays from 5-7pm so if you are in the area you can swing by and check them out before committing to the private tasting.

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    1. re: greenzebra

      I think, but am not positive, that Erik Johnson may do them. He is the wine director for L'Espalier. I put in a call to him, but he wasn't there at the moment. I will try to update and let you know.

      1. re: Lucymax

        you can get somebody from gordon's in waltham. most sommeliers are working on the floor at dinner time. :)

      2. re: greenzebra

        I will second the recommendation for Dave's Fresh Pasta. They worked with my wife on a wine tasting party and were fantastic.

        Dave's Fresh Pasta
        81 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144

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            1. I had a fantastic dinner party catered by Max's Ultimate Food, with David Singer, the sommelier, who picked two wines to go with each course and talked the dinner guests through each course. His website is