Summer is the time for porch pounders, as the ubiquitous “Rosé all Day!” promotions indicate, but if you’re looking for other varietals this week, consider Blanchard Family Wines. On Thursday, May 30, the Blanchard tasting room, 1855 Blake Street, is releasing its latest vintages and teaming up with tasting-menu specialist Via Alba for a five-course meal starting at 7 p.m. You’ll get salt cod fritters and fresh oysters on the half-shell paired with sauvignon blanc; saffron risotto and foraged mushrooms with pinot noir; and a decadent lemon ricotta cheesecake with chamomile honey and hazelnuts alongside a crisp viognier.

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