Sipping and Slurping for a Good Cause

Today I’d like to talk about everyone’s favorite subject: aphrodisiacs.

What’s that? You say that’s not your favorite subject? Well, in that case, just think of this as a regular ol’ wine blog, okay?

On Saturday, June 16, California’s Morro Bay Golf Course will play host to the Central Coast Oyster Festival, which will include an “Aphrodisiac Bar” as its centerpiece.

The event begins at 12 noon and runs until 8 p.m., although I suspect that if the Aphrodisiac Bar does its job, not too many people will still be there at 8.

The Morro Bay Oyster Company will be preparing oysters in a variety of ways, and also available will be a selection of chocolates. And as the festival’s press release noted, chocolate is known to contain two chemicals that inspire the “same feelings as when people fall in love”—tryptophan and phenylethylamine.

So what does all this have to do with wine?

Well, there’s no more appropriate (or better tasting) beverage to consume with oysters than sparkling wine, and organizers promise there will be plenty of locally produced bubbly for festival-goers to slip when they’re not slurping oysters.

In case you’re new to the whole oyster slurping thing, you can read up on the subject and avoid looking like an oyster newbie here.

And if you’re planning to be anywhere near California’s Central Coast on the 16th, consider attending the Central Coast Oyster Festival. Tickets are $28 on festival day, or $20 in advance, and are available here.

By the way, proceeds benefit OPTIONS Family of Services, which helps disabled people become fully included in their community. So you’ll be sipping and slurping for a very good cause.

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