67 Great Dates
Are you trying to make a great first impression? Rekindling the flame with your betrothed? Help has arrived, as Matt Amis has done the work for you.
By Matt Amis Published April 12, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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Wine of the Times
A tour and a tasting at Pizzadili Vineyard and Winery (1671 Peach Basket Road, Felton, 284-9463) makes for an ideal day. Simply pay $5 for a wine glass and sample a half-dozen of Pizzadili’s prized wines. Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Merlot and a variety of fruit wines are all made on the premises. A tour of the picturesque grounds is a must.
Nassau Valley Vineyards (32165 Winery Way, Lewes, 645-9463) offers self-guided tours and wine tastings anytime during the season. Sip some homegrown Chardonnay while receiving a dose of wine history (Mesopotamians? Who knew?) and taking in the beautiful landscape and daily operations of a working winery.
But why settle for one winery when you can enjoy eight? The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail (610-444-3842, bvwinetrail.com) is a collaborative effort of eight nearby wineries (Black Walnut, Chaddsford, Kreutz Creek, Patone Cellars, Paradocx, Penns Woods, Stargazers and Twin Brook) that work in unison on famous events such as Barrels on the Brandywine. Individually, the wineries offer live music, tours, picnics and special events throughout the year.
Tastings and events occur so often at Veritas Wine and Spirits (321 Justison St., Wilmington, 543-6071), it’s almost hard to keep track. The store teams with local restaurants, local chefs and wine producers from around the country to present fun events on the regular. Check in or join the store’s mailing list to stay up with the latest.
A Different Kind of Movie
Skip the mulitplex. Impress your date with indie acumen at Theatre N at Nemours (1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington, 571-4699), where all the best in acclaimed shorts, documentaries and foreign language films get their due. Even better: You can enjoy theater snacks like popcorn and candy without the ridiculous markup (plus beer and wine).
You don’t have to be a retro buff to fall in love at Clayton Theatre (900 Main St., Dagsboro, 732-3744), the 60-plus-year-old single-screen theater on Dagsboro’s Main Street. Catch contemporary films in a delightfully old-fashioned place.
Haven’t caught the latest from Pedro Almodóvar? The Schwartz Center for the Arts (226 S. State St., Dover, 678-5152) might be your answer. On Sunday and Wednesday nights, the former opera house shows the best and latest the indie film universe has to offer.
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