Saturday, March 25, 2023

Local oyster and wine pairing event celebrates Chesapeake Bay restoration effort



What pairs well with Chesapeake Bay oysters? Virginia wine.

On Sunday, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will kick off its 10 Billion Oysters partnership at the Brock Environmental Center with an event titled “From Bay to Vine, Oysters and Wine.”

The 10 Billion Oysters partnership is a massive restoration initiative between organizations in Virginia and Maryland, including the CBF.

The event will showcase the unique flavors of oysters harvested from the Bay and its subsidiaries, including the Lynnhaven River. Experts will be available to talk about how location flavors oysters, as well as to offer advice on how to pair the bivalves with wine from the Williamsburg Winery, according to a CBF news release.

Wine won’t be the only alcoholic beverage on the menu. The event will also feature craft beer from Norfolk’s O’Connor Brewing Company.

The event will take place at 3663 Marlin Bay Drive in Virginia Beach from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To buy tickets, visit the CBF’s website.

This story was published in partnership with our sister publication, Southside Daily.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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