In about two months, the 19th Annual Boston Wine Expo will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. On January 23 and 24, 2010, the Expo will give wine lovers plenty of opportunities to taste and learn about wine.
The Grand Tasting showcases over 350 international and domestic wineries from 13 countries pouring over 1,800 different wines. Special features include the Grand Cru Wine Lounge, where reserve level wines will be featured in a separate setting.
This year's seminar program includes Marilisa Allegrini, founder of Poggio al Tesoro; Gloria Maroti Frazee, Wine Spectator; Paul Hobbs, owner/winemaker at Paul Hobbs Winery and Vina Cobos; Leonardo LoCascio, President, CEO and Founder of Winebow, Inc; Leslie Sbrocco, award-winning author, Adventures of a Thirsty Girl; Tim Mondavi, Continuum Estate; Christian Tietje of Four Vines Winery; and Gary Vaynerchuk of WineLibraryTV.com.
This years keynote speaker Kevin Zraly, noted author and lecturer, leads his highly acclaimed one-hour, fast-paced, action-packed wine seminar. Zraly will take you on a tasting tour of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
Saturday Single Day $85 prior to Jan. 16/$95 beginning Jan. 16
Sunday Single Day $75 prior to Jan. 16/$85 beginning Jan. 16
Two Day Ticket $125 prior to Jan. 16/$140 after Jan. 16
Grand Cru Wine Lounge $175 prior to Jan. 16/$195 beginning Jan. 16
*Plus $2.50 administrative fee per ticket ordered in advance. Price includes tax. Seminars and other events priced separately
As the time for the Expo draws closer, I will provide some suggestions for making your trip to the Expo more fulfilling. I will be attending the Expo this year so maybe I will meet some of you there.