**Disclosure: My husband and I were recently invited by City Wine Tours to join them on a complimentary North End Wine Tour. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way*
One of my favorite places in the world to be is the North End of Boston. Coming from a large Italian family myself, I have so many fond memories of taking the train into the city with my Grandparents to get fresh ingredients to cook with. As I got older, I truly enjoy the amazing tastes that I find in the North End. Aside from my mother’s cooking, the North End has the best Italian food around. And seriously, what is a great meal without a nice glass of wine (or three) to accompany it?
Other than knowing I like it, admittedly, I am not much of a wine connoisseur. That’s why I was really excited when I recently had a chance to go on a North End Wine Tour through City Wine Tours.
Wine tour you ask? Now that I have piqued your curiosity, let me tell you more.
During each wine tour, you will be met by an extremely knowledgeable wine ambassador, who will take you around to three hot spots (in my case it was the North End). At each stop, you will get a chance to sample two wines (six in total) and try several food pairings at a reserved table – with wait staff standing by, ready to serve! What’s even better is that each tour is limited to 12 guests, so it’s like your own private wine tasting!
Each North End Wine Tour begins at Aragosta at the Fairmont Battery Wharf, which is right along the waterfront. The views there were absolutely gorgeous.