Wine tasting in gardens
I've taken heat from readers in other years for not mentioning Bouquets in my regular Food column, which is why I'm blogging about the wine tasting. It really is one of the most wonderful events of the entire summer to enjoy and readers were disappointed to have missed out. But it's sold out again, so there will be no mention in my column.
The best strategy for those who don't want to miss out again next year is to join the Arboretum. It's just $40 person (or $50 for two if one is 60 or older). Membership yields advance notice of Bouquets (and lots of other things) and bestows a discounted ticket price of $35 for the tasting. Admission to the arboretum is always free for members, who get fishing and library privileges along with a host of other benefits.
The 3,500-acre Holden Arboretum spans the borders of Lake and Geauga counties and has its visitor center at 9500 Sperry Road in Kirtland. Go online at www.holdenarb.org or pay an in-person visit.