Friday June 15, 2012 | 08:36 AM

Sure you can buy Dad another tie for Father's Day, because guys that wish they could spend the entire summer in nothing but sleeveless T-shirts and boxers are always in need of another tie.

Or, how about this? Make him put his pants on just this once on Sunday so you can drive him to Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery in Union for an event any dad would love. Even yours.

Savage Oakes is getting together with nearby Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery to host a day of wine, spirits, cheese and samples of Savage Oakes' farm-raised sausage.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Savage Oakes is hosting artisan cheese maker Appleton Creamery. The creamery makes cheese from goat, sheep and cow milk and will definitely have something to pair with Savage Oakes new Katahdin Red wine.

After you've had your fill there, head five miles through the hill of Union to Sweetgrass, where you'll find ports, wines and the popular Back River Gin. Also at Sweetgrass will be State of Maine Cheese, Crooked Face Creamery and Burns Bears.

Dad can enjoy some gouda or Mt. Kineo Caerphilly while drinking a Back River Gin and tonic. And he'll be entertained by Dan Burns, who will be carving bears, totems and other figures with his chainsaws.

Kind of makes things pretty easy on you, doesn't it?

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