You no longer need to travel great distances to taste great wine!  On May 10, Westport Vineyards of Westport, MA is hosting the 2008 Coastal Wine Trail Kick-Off party.  The Coastal Wine Trail of Southeastern New England begins in North Dartmouth, Mass. and ends in Middletown, Rhode Island, and includes seven vineyards that produce a variety of varietals.  Apparently every year, there is a kick-off party to celebrate the upcoming summer season.  Guests will have the opportunity to taste wine from all seven Coastal Trail vineyards as well as local cheeses, oysters, beer, and other treats.  As I have never been to one before, I cannot attest for the kick-off party, but I have tried Westport and Sakonnet wines and they are worth at least a 75 minute drive.  More information can be found here.