The Good Life is Merrimack Valley Magazine’s weekly roundup of “the finer things in life,” from wine tastings to special dinners at local restaurants.
THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT
Aussie Wine Tasting
Saturday, Nov. 11 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Andover Classic Wines | Andover, Mass. | AndoverClassicWines.com | (978) 470-0500
Come taste the wines of two benchmark winemakers from below the equator: John Duval from the Barossa Valley, and Kevin Judd from Marlborough. Both left large corporations to follow their own styles and passion in the vineyard.
TAKE A TASTE
Made in Lowell’s Craft Beer Walk
Saturday, Nov. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Downtown Lowell | Lowell, Mass. | CraftBeerWalk.com | (978) 364-1132
Over 20 businesses in Downtown Lowell will serve as craft beer tasting sites while live music plays in the streets during Made in Lowell’s 4th Annual Craft Beer Walk on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. No tickets will be sold on the day of the event, so be sure to purchase ahead of time if you want to attend.
90 Points and Above Series One
Saturday, Nov. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Wine ConneXtion | North Andover, Mass. | WineConneXtion.com | (978) 965-8000
Wine Tasting with Chuck, Megan, and Kevin from Vinilandia
Saturday, Nov. 11 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com | (603) 421-9463
Saintly Cider Tasting
Saturday, Nov. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Cottage Plum Island | Newbury, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 255-1008
Sunday Tasting at Willow Spring Vineyards
Sunday, Nov. 12 from noon to 6 p.m.
Willow Spring Vineyards | Haverhill, Mass. | WillowSpringVineyards.com | (978) 374-1473
THIS & THAT
Merrimack Valley-based Important Records will release a DVD of “Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture of Harry Bertoia,” a documentary filmed in 1971 about the furniture designer’s second life as an experimental musician, along with a CD of his intimate recordings.
“The Glass Menagerie”
Nov. 11 – 19, times vary
Firehouse Center for the Arts | Newburyport, Mass. | Firehouse.org | (978) 462-7336
Middlesex Community College’s 1st Annual Food Truck Festival
Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Middlesex Community College | Bedford, Mass. | Facebook.com | (781) 280-3200
3rd Annual Coastal Christmas
Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Blue Ocean Event Center | Salisbury, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 462-5888
Invitational Tacos & Tequila Party
Saturday, Nov. 18 from noon to 1 a.m.
The River Casino & Sports Bar | Nashua, N.H. | Facebook.com | (603) 881-9060
Looking for even more things to do? Check out our event calendar, our NoteWorthy community calendar, our Wellness Wednesdays health highlights or the latest edition of Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend!