Stay Warm at the Boston Wine Expo
by Jessica Quirk on 21 Jan 2009
Thirsty? Take a swig of vino- or two, or three, or four, or five this weekend at the Boston Wine Expo.
With 13 winemaking countries participating, 450 wineries, and a variety of over 1,800 wines, the 18th annual Boston Wine Expo is sure to keep you warm this bitterly cold Boston weekend.
Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or just looking for something to do this weekend, head over this Saturday and Sunday (January 24th-25th) to the Seaport World Trade Center for the largest trade and consumer wine event in the country.
Here is what to expect!
Seminars for all levels of wine-lovers led by world-renowned wine experts:
Not only are many top winemakers and winery representatives on hand to speak directly to you about their wines and answer your questions, but there will also be 25 seminars catering to seasoned wine connoisseurs and wine newbies alike. My favorite part- Gary Vaynerchuck, a self-trained wine expert known for his video blog, Wine Library TV, will be leading two seminars titled “Wine 101″. Why is Garbear my fave part? Well, he leveraged technology to reach an untapped audience when he joined the wine industry with Web 2.0. Hmm concept seems similar to something I know well…
Celebrity chef cooking demonstrations:
On both Saturday and Sunday, there will be two stages of celebrity chef cooking demonstrations including such culinary experts as Lidia Bastianich, Ming Tsai, Martin Yan, Sara Moulton, and Christina Pirello. Stage 1 demonstrations kick off both days at 1:00pm and will be hosted by TV Diner’s Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson. I’m getting hungry just writing about this.
Other Highlight of the Boston Wine Expo include:
-The introduction to Apfel Eis to Massachusetts! Apfel Eis is an apple ice wine that is made from a blend of local apples from the Still River Winery, located in the “Apple Capital” of Massachusetts. Sounds delicious.
-There is an exclusive Grand Cru Wine Lounge that will feature the finest wines in the world. This lounge will offer reserve level wines in a separate and sophisticated setting for the most serious of wine enthusiasts.
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