Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sakonnet Champagne Also a Crowd Favorite

I spent many a summer day in my childhood walking the streets nd beaches of Newport, Rhode Isalnd. The cool mornings and breezy days were passed walking the avenues, whether near the wharf or by the large mansions never failed to excite me. Nor did the ocean side fun.

One of the great surprises of adulthood was the addition of several wineries in the area. Without question, one of the best wineries on the eastcoast is Sakonnet. So it is without forethought that we served one of their champagnes on my sons baptism as well.

Sakonnet Vineyards, in Little Compton, Rhode Island was founded in 1975 on the premise that the microclimate and soil conditions found along the Southeastern New England coast closely resemble some of the great wine regions of the world, particularly, the maritime climates of northern France.

They say Little Compton has all the charm the Hamptons used to have before they were "discovered," which is a nice way of saying "over run." It's a sleepy seaside community, filled with antique shops, lobster shacks, and beautiful homes, all set on gorgeous country lanes. It is breath-taking.

Their sparkling wine is a dry, hand-crafted wine. Pear, nectarine and citrus characters all come through. Also, fresh baked bread is abundant. Nice creamy finish. An elegant and charming sparkling wine, more than right for any occassion.


Sakonnet Salutes the Summer: A Tempting Fete
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Sakonnet Vineyards
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Cost: $80.00
The afternoon will celebrate the careers and creativity of the nations leading women chefs, as well as Sakonnet Vineyards and our wines. Proceeds from the event will benefit WCR's Scholarship and Internship Program.
Attendance will be limtied to 400 guests; tickets are $80.00/person. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
See main page of for full listing of participating chefs & information