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Reminder – Boston Wine Expo Next Weekend!

This coming Valentine’s Day the Boston Wine Expo kicks off, and the list of wine and food offerings has filled out nicely.  We’ll be bopping around, so maybe we’ll see you there.  A press release is included below, and you can get any information you’d need at their website: http://www.wine-expos.com/.  We’ll be reporting on the event during and after, so look for some new wine reviews over the next couple of weeks.  This should be fun.

A Votre Sante!

 Boston 2015 LOGO

The Boston Wine Expo’s “Grand Tasting”

Select wines and exhibitors join the

24th annual celebration of wine, food and culture

BOSTON, MA (January 21, 2015) – Presented by Boston Guild of Oenophilists, the 24th annual Boston Wine Expo at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, hosted over President’s Day weekend (February 14 and 15), is announcing a sneak peek at some of the most popular wineries and restaurants which will be featured at this year’s Grand Tasting event.

The Grand Tasting gives guests a global adventure in a glass. Whether your palate prefers a full-bodied Pinot Noir, buttery Chardonnay, an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon or a dry Pinot Grigio, the 2015 Boston Wine Expo will bring the biggest, boldest and best flavors from the vine to the Seaport District. Oenophiles will travel through the expansive space – sans passport – swirling and sipping their way to “connoisseur” status while sampling bites from some of the city’s most popular restaurants.

There are hundreds of exhibitors and international producers who will be pouring over 2,000 wines throughout the weekend including: 90 + Cellars; Abacus Distributing; Achaval-Ferrer; Alexander Valley Vineyards; Banfi Vintners; Baywood Cellars; Calini Wine Group; Cantini della Volta di Christian Bellei; Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards; Cupcake Vineyards; Oak Farm Vineyards; Rombauer Vineyards; and, Vela Wines.

Sip something you like? Attendees can make purchases and have them delivered to their doorstep via Drync, the mobile app that allows you to create your own virtual wine cellar on your Smartphone.

In addition to these renowned labels and exhibitors, local restaurants showcasing their delicious bites throughout the weekend include: Abby Park; Bertucci’s Faneuil Hall; Cask ‘n Flagon; Daddy Jones Bar; Dick’s Last Resort; Earls Kitchen + Bar; Haru; House of Blues Boston; KINGS Bowl America; North 26 Restaurant & Bar at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel; Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake; Temazcal; The Living Room; Tony C’s; and, Tuscan Kitchen

Also along the way there will be dueling Celebrity Chef Stages that will showcase the talents of New England’s most renowned chefs including:

Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger; Blue Dragon); Barbara Lynch (No. 9 Park; Sportello; Menton); Aaron Chambers (Bar Boulud); Chris Coombs (Deuxave; dbar); Brian Poe (The Tip Tap Room; Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake; Estelle’s; Bukowski Tavern); Sara Moulton (Food Network’s “Sara’s Weeknight Meals”); Robert Bleifer (Food Network Kitchens); Daniel Bruce & David Verdo (Chopps American Bar and Grill); Louis DiBicarri (Tavern Road); Clark Fraiser & Mark Gaier (MC Union at The Press Hotel); Shanna and Brian O’Hea (Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern); Illma Lopez & Damian Sansonetti (Piccolo); Stephen Richards (The World Is Mine Oyster); Sam Talbot (Pig and Poet at Whitehall); Christopher Bassett (Azure Café); Shannon Bard (Portland’s Zapoteca and Portsmouth, NH’s Mixteca); and, Kerry Altiero (Café Miranda).

There are educational seminars with nearly 40 topics ranging from food and wine pairings, “Sipping Smarts,” and vertical tasting flights of the world’s most sought-after grapes. For those who love to shop, there will be scores of vendor booths with wine accessories, gourmet foods and even jewelry.

Tickets to the Boston Wine Expo’s “Grand Tasting” are available by visiting: www.wine-expos.com/buytickets.

General Admission ticket prices are as follows: Saturday: $99 per person and Sunday: $89 per person. General admission tickets include entry, a Boston Wine Expo souvenir glass to taste wine samples from over 200 wine producers, complimentary food samples from scores of providers and access to live cooking demonstrations.

VIP Experience ticket prices are as follows: Saturday: $145 per person and Sunday: $135 per person. VIP Experience tickets include easy entry through the VIP entrance, a welcome sparkling wine toast, complimentary private coat check, access to the VIP lounge, an upgraded Boston Wine Expo souvenir glass to taste wine samples from over 200 wine producers, complimentary food samples from scores of providers and access to live cooking demonstrations.

Group tickets are also available, as well as dedicated trade industry hours. Seminars are priced per-class and can be purchased online. For those looking to take the elevator home after a long day of sipping, there are exclusively priced accommodations available at the Seaport Hotel starting at $312.00 per night.

The Boston Wine Expo will take place at The Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center on February 14 and 15, 2014, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. This event is reserved for ages 21+. The Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center is located at 200 Seaport Boulevard in Boston, MA. For directions and more information, please visit: www.seaportboston.com.

Boston Wine Expo sponsors include Infiniti, Citizens Bank, Alex and Ani, xfinity, Wines of Argentina, Hope Family Wines, National Wine Agency – Georgia Ministry of Agriculture, Cooper Smith, Maine Tourism, Humboldt Imports, Celebrity Cruises, Maple Leaf Farms, Lodi Wine Grape Commission, Taste New York, Legends from Europe, Italian Trade Commission, JetBlue and Massachusetts Beverage Business.

ABOUT THE BOSTON WINE EXPO:

Founded in 1991 by the Boston Guild of Oenophilists, the Boston Wine Expo has grown into one of the most well-known and respected wine events in the country. Over $1,400,000 has been donated to local charities by the Guild including Tufts Medical Center’s Summer Camp Program for Children with Disabilities – the major beneficiary. Over 27 local charities have benefited from the Expo over the event’s history.  Other organizations that have received considerable funding include the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Pan Mass Challenge and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. For more information, please visit: www.wine-expos.com.

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