“The Nose Knows: Selecting Wines and Enjoying the Fruit of the Earth”

Join us at 7 pm on Monday, December 9th for the second talk in our series,“Things that Gladden the Heart: Wine, Music, & Friends,” at the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill with the presentations beginning at 7:30 p.m. We’ll see you there!

In this series we explore the beauty of the natural world and human relationships, taking our inspiration from the author of Ecclesiasticus, Wine and music gladden the heart, but the love of friends is better than either” (40:20).

Monday, December 9, 2013

“The Nose Knows:  Selecting Wines & Enjoying the Fruit of the Earth”


Alex Murray
Assistant Director of Beverage Strategy, Legal Sea Foods, LLC

Have you ever noticed how certain wines just hit the mark for you, and others just don’t?  When you find a wine you really like, do you like it because you prefer wines of a certain style, or because this particular wine is great quality?  Join Wine Expert Alex Murray as he not only helps you make sense of the fascinating and perplexing world of wine, but also helps you understand wine as a sign of God’s grace. During his presentation Alex will discuss:  identifying your preferences; recognizing quality; and expanding your horizons.

Alex Murray first became interested in wine as a Tufts University undergraduate spending his senior year in Paris.  Having the good fortune to be living with a family that made it’s living buying and selling wines, Alex had numerous opportunities to sample a wide range of fine French wines.  When Alex returned to the US, he began working in the wine trade as a retailer, restaurant sommelier, wine distributor, educator, and most recently in the Beverage Department at Legal Sea Foods.  Nothing makes Alex happier than helping someone discover ways to make wine become a daily pleasure in life.


This Theology on Tap series has been designed by St Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church in Quincy, MA and by their rector, the Rev’d Eric Hillegas, and by the Church of the Advent in Boston, MA.

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