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Salem Wine Women with Miss Mouse

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Editors Note: Jessie is a Salem resident, one of the top food bloggers and author. Her new book “The Hungry Mouse presents A Holiday Feast” would make a great Christmas present *hint hint*. Thanks for sending us this great write up of a fantastic Salem event.

Salem Wine Women

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

So you guys know that we recently moved just the tiniest bit north of Boston, to beautiful Salem, Massachusetts.

Now, while Salem may be most renowned for hosting the biggest month-long Halloween party known to man, there’s also a lot of stuff going on here up here during the off-season.

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Last night, I hit my favorite local kitchen store, Pamplemousse (that’s French for “grapefruit”), for a wine tasting and bead event with Salem Wine Women and Beadworks.

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Pamplemousse is located in the heart of the Essex Street pedestrian mall, across the street from Witch City Ink. We had a little wine and everyone got to put together a beaded wine stopper.

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

(If you know me at all, you know that this little thing will get put to *very* good use at The Mouse House.)

Around Salem’s Pamplemousse

Disclaimer: The gals that own Pamplemousse aren’t paying me to say all this. I truly do love this store. It’s one of those cool, indie kitchen shops that sells a bunch of really neat ceramics and home goods…

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

…as well as harder-to-find kitchen tools and bakeware. (Hey, if I ever have a mini-springform pan emergency, I know where to go!)

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

I’m absolutely in love with this little guy.

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

I’m not sure where I’d put him, but I’m pretty sure he needs to come home with me soon.

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

This bristle-y kitty is a close second.

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Pamplemousse is also the only place I can think of where you can get a witch hat with matching apron.

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Let’s not forget all that wine

In addition to all those glorious goodies, Pamplemousse has a surprisingly good selection of wine, beer, and mead.

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

The staff is really knowledgeable.

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Colleen’s turned me on to a handful of great bottles I wouldn’t have otherwise tried. (I’m thinking specifically of Le Faux Frog by Toad Hollow Wines, which is one of my favorite reds right now.)

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

I think it’s safe to say that everyone had a blast.

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

If you’re ever in the area, definitely stop in and poke around.

Pamplemousse
185-189 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
978-745-2900

Wine & Beads at Pamplemousse

Thanks to everyone for a fabulous evening!

2 Responses

  1. Tina McManus says:

    Great post. One of my favorite places.

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