Although autumn officially begins this Friday, Sept. 23, I can't help but dream of the beach, pondering if there's any way at all I can wiggle my toes in the sand one more time this year, without goosebumps prickling my skin.
Sadly, my hectic schedule probably won't allow that to happen. And if you're in the same boat, I know you feel my pain.
But on Wednesday, Sept. 21, Vin Master and Seafoods.com offers us one last romance with summer with a oyster/wine pairing. Here's the info.
Send the Summer of Riesling out in style with a oyster and wine tasting, 6:30-9p Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Vin Master Wine, at Atherton Mill, 2000 South Blvd., Charlotte. Seafoods.com will provide six different oysters to be paired with an appropriate wine, Riesling or otherwise. There will be both raw and cooked oysters and sparkling, dry and sweet wines to sample. $45 per person; RSVP: 704.996.7471, www.thevinmaster.com.
Maybe you won't be on the coast, but if you close your eyes and focus on the taste of a sweet Riesling, you might be able to smell the sea air.