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Eat This Week, May 23 to 29, 2018: Bluegrass, Bottles, Barbecue


Published May 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Courtesy Of Shelburne Vineyard
  • Bluegrass and Barbecue

On Friday, oenophiles gather at Shelburne Vineyard's airy tasting room for sips of winemaker Ethan Joseph's award-winning cold-climate wines. If it's hot, a glass of crisp, mineral-driven Louise Swenson might fit the bill, while a round-bodied, purple-red glass of Marquette will warm bellies if the weather is cooler. Regardless of the beverage choice, folks from Bluebird Barbecue will dish smoke-laced meats and sides, Dave Rielly and Hardscrabble will pick tunes, and Fisher Brothers Farm will be scooping handmade ice cream. It's hard to imagine an evening more summery than that.

Bluegrass and Barbecue: Friday, May 25, 6-9:30 p.m., Shelburne Vineyard. Cost of food and drink. Info, 985-8222,

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