From the Vine

Can’t Miss October Events!

We have two AMAZING educational events at UGSE this October. Tickets are going fast to both of them, so sign up today to make sure you have a spot! 

Urban Affairs: A Cornucopia of Beer and Bites
October 19th, UGSE, 7-9 PM

As New Englanders, we’re lucky to live in a part of the country that sees four glorious and distinct seasons. Every October, hundreds of thousands of people flock to our region to experience the very best of Fall.

On Sunday, October 19th, we’re saving you the gas money and bringing a true New England experience to the heart of Boston.

Join Rich Morin, Chef de Cuisine at Lineage in Brookline; and Ben Bouton, manager of Urban Hops, as we explore seasonality in food and beer pairing. Over four courses, Rich will present his takes on a seasonal New England dishes, all paired with a beer from one of the New England states. Two additional surprise courses from local partners will help us round out our travels to all six New England.

Fall brews are more than just pumpkin beer and Oktoberfests. With Ben at the helm, we’ll learn how to pair the season’s most expressive beers with the food flavors we all know and love. We’ll also go in depth to learn about these small New England brewers, and how their beers reflect the states in which they’re made.

As a bonus to the evening, we’ll have a special guest appearance by Chef Jeremy Sewall! Jeremy will be talking about his cookbook, The New England Kitchen, released just this week, and signing copies that are available for purchase.

Tickets are $25, and cover the cost of the food and educational materials for the evening. They are available by clicking here. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the event will not be refunded. 


Geek Out: Maps on Raps on Maps
October 20, UGSE, 6:30-8 PM 

Rappers are so good at articulating where they come from. There is a reason we know that Kanye is from Chi-town, Jay Z is from Brooklyn and Outkast is from ATL because they are always talking about their “Terroir.”

Theresa Paopao, Wine Director & General Manager of Brookline’s Ribelle restaurant, will illustrate some examples of how wine and rap music can draw the same analogies.  Drink wine alongside a great rap playlist and learn why music and wine strike the perfect chord. 

About Theresa: Theresa Paopao found her way into restaurant culture after deciding Yale School of Drama wasn’t the best fit and going back home to Hawaii wasn’t an option she was interested in. Restaurant life took a turn for the serious and in a beverage-specific direction after joining the Oleana in Cambridge, MA as manager first, then wine director and general manager. In 2010, she joined the Momofuku team as Wine Director for the company which took her to Ontario to open their new spaces in Toronto. Theresa returned to Boston to steward the wine program at Ribelle, as well as serve as General Manager. 

Tickets are $10 and cover the cost of light nibbles and educational materials for the evening. Tickets are available by clicking here. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the event will not be refunded.