Taste of the Merrior & Terrior 2017
Get to know an actual oyster farmer and learn about his life. Learn about Wellfleet Bay’s unique microclimate from an expert biologist whose work covers the entire Cape. Evaluate fine wines, chosen to accompany specific oysters and selected by Wellfleet’s own Wine Enthusiast.
Guests will enjoy two – three oysters from each location listed below, paired with a taste of complementary wine. Oyster harvest locations and wines are subject to change based on Mother Nature and other factors.
Each oyster will be presented and discussed by Diane Murphy and Andrew Cummings. Michael Rose will present the wine pairings. Oysters and wine may be ordered after the event through retailers. Click HERE to buy tickets!
Wellfleet Bay Oyster Farm Locations:
- Indian Neck Wild Set/Cultivated
- Egg Island
- Black Fish Creek
- Loagy Bay
Wines to be Poured:
- Will be chosen soon!
Diane C. Murphy is the Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist for the Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Marine Programs, as well as Deputy Director of Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. Specializing in shellfish aquaculture, shellfisheries management and restoration, her additional foci include other coastal living marine resources such as eelgrass. Recent research has focused on alternative species for aquaculture such as surf clams, razor clams, and blood arks. She earned her Master’s degree in biology/environmental science from Western Connecticut State University and undergraduate degree from Pace University in New York. Diane has worked as an extension agent on Cape Cod since 1999 and in addition to serving as the Woods Hole Sea Grant Extension Program leader she is also the technical advisor to the Southeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center (SEMAC). Before relocating to Cape Cod, Diane worked in New York for the American Museum of Natural History and Wildlife Conservation Society as a museum archivist and field biologist specializing in herpetology.
Andrew Cummings has been participating in the Wellfleet shellfish industry for over twenty years. In 1998 Andrew began to operate his own farm and business, Wash-Ashore Oyster Ranch. Andrew has become the primary source for multiple major seafood wholesalers; Wash-Ashore’s oysters are enjoyed across the US and abroad. Andrew is also a notable participant in aquaculture industry groups. He is a board member of the Southeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center (SEMAC), a trustee with the Massachusetts Aquaculture Association (MAA), a board member of Woods Hole’s Marine Outreach Guidance Group (MOGG), and Andrew functions as the Alternate Aquaculture Representative for the South Eastern Massachusetts USDA.
Michael Rose is a SPAT Culinary Program volunteer, and he began studying wine in 1998 and has functioned as the Imperial Grand Poobah of the Old Greenwich Wine Club (OG WC) since 2006. Michael has devoted countless hours assessing the ideal pairing of Wellfleet Oysters and wine. Michael organizes a dozen wine tasting events annually for the OG WC, a wine buyer’s co-operative with over 350 members. In real life Michael works in financial technology, lives in Wellfleet and graduated from Duke University with a BA in Economics.
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