Borovino starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and runs until 7 p.m., at The Avenue Murfreesboro, 2615 Medical Center Parkway. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door and will entitle you to taste many great vintages at the inaugural Borovino wine festival. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the event, and there will be live music from the San Rafael Band.
Also beyond the county line is Red Dog Wine & Spirits in Franklin. Today from 4 to 7 p.m. and tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 6, they'll be uncorking some wines from Columbia Crest in Washington state, specifically their H3 series. H3 stands for the region where these grapes were grown, Horse Heaven Hills.
"It's an oasis of lush, vibrant life in a windswept corner of eastern Washington," the winery says. "It is on this rustic landscape that some of the most distinctive vineyards in the state struggle to produce grapes; the resulting fruit is astonishingly concentrated with bold, well-balanced varietal characteristics." All of the wines are $16.99 and bring nice accolades with them. Visit to sample the Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Red Blend. If you go tonight, a member of the Columbia Crest team will be on hand to answer questions.
Closer to home this Wednesday, May 23, The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills is holding a special free in-store tasting of the wines of Airfield Estates from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Airfield is a family-owned and operated winery in the heart of Yakima Valley in Washington. They'll be sampling Airfield Estates' Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay and Syrah as well as some of the various blends make up the core of their portfolio.