Monday, December 9, 2013
The party spans two days at MJ's, Mark Ohlson's new wine bar on the ground floor of One City Center in Portland. At happy hour tonight, after the ribbon cutting, etc., there will be a tasting of sauvignon blanc wines from around the world.
On Friday, the big celebration begins at 9 p.m. "with a host of rotating musicians, the unveiling of the bottle list, bottle specials and a really good time," according to the event page on Facebook.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod