Market Preview: Private Tasting Sessions and Workshops


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We’ve been sharing sneak peeks of our Makers; now it’s time to talk about some of the amazing mini-events going on during the Eat Boutique Boston Holiday Market on December 7, 2013. I’ve been working with a lovely lady, Meg, to plan all sorts of Market festivities. Here’s a rundown of the classes and workshops we’re organizing. The moment tickets go on sale, you’ll be able to reserve spots for these totally fun sessions!  -Maggie



Three contemporaries will introduce you to the wines that intrigue their palates with a Winter Wine Tasting during Eat Boutique Boston. Placing authenticity above convention in the bottles they recommend, Lauren, Theresa and Lauren have collected an avid following with their love for boutique wines. Generations of winemakers from all over the world are fanatical about delivering wines of place and individual style, and these ladies will talk you through and sample the very best. Familiarize yourself with these coveted small production wines, entrust your palate to the experts and savor the results. (Special tickets will be available for this workshop. Sign up here to be the first to learn when they go on sale!)



Coffee roasters paving the way for fine coffee, Todd and David will lead a coffee tasting (known as a “cupping”) giving participants a behind the scenes look at techniques used by industry gurus. In this Coffee Cupping Session during Eat Boutique Boston, you’ll get to know your coffee palate, experiment with flavors, and learn new skills that will make your morning coffee sing. (Special tickets will be available for this workshop. Sign up here to be the first to learn when they go on sale!)



Savor holiday bubbles in a private tasting session and then rock New Years with Alicia’s inventive selections which you’ll learn about and discover in this Holiday Bubbles Tasting during Eat Boutique Boston. We are pretty obsessed with bubbles at Eat Boutique (every single one of us, especially at the holidays!) and Alicia is our perfect partner in sparkling wine.  With her sharp palate and wicked sense of humor, she’ll float you into the afternoon on a mouth-tingling cloud of kick ass bubbles. (Special tickets will be available for this workshop. Sign up here to be the first to learn when they go on sale!)



Maggie is the ultimate food gift fanatic, having crafted food gifts for Eat Boutique and top tastemakers in the wedding, event and food worlds, and she’ll be your guide to giving easy food gifts with style. During this Holiday Food Gift Workshop at Eat Boutique Boston, Maggie will share the secrets of her holiday food gift tool box, new flavor profiles for homemade treats, and, together, you’ll assemble beautiful food gift packages like the ones you see in the Eat Boutique Shop. Maggie will also share secrets and tips from her favorite food products featured in Eat Boutique’s unforgettable gift boxes(Special tickets will be available for this workshop. Sign up here to be the first to learn when they go on sale!)



  • Rebecca Millette, Founder of Massachusetts’ GirlsPintOut

Rebecca is a former self described “vodka girl” but when she made the switch to beer, she never looked back. Fresh off her stint as Beer Hall director at Thirst Boston, Rebecca’s workshop will round out your beer know-how with the latest offerings from top craft brewers. Her enthusiasm is infectious; her self-taught effusive style will leave you inspired to drink even more craft beer! (Special tickets will be available for this workshop. Sign up here to be the first to learn when they go on sale!)

The Eat Boutique Boston Holiday Market is on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Add your email address to this list to be the first to know when tickets go on sale for our annual holiday event! We look forward to shopping and sampling with you.

Photos courtesy of Heidi/White Loft Studios, Jill  Chen, Black Magic Coffee, and Girls Pint Out Massachusetts. 

Eat Boutique discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. We share recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating boutique. We host tasting events and markets for food makers, cookbook authors and food fans. We craft seasonal, regional gift and tasting boxes and sell individual items that you can order in the Eat Boutique Shop. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagramTumblr and Pinterest.


Eat Boutique was an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista – an author, business guide and alignment seeker. After hosting retail markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie now supports entrepreneurs as they create values-based businesses through We Are Magic StudioFollow Maggie Battista on Instagram.