Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Preview of the 2016 Boston Wine Expo and a Chance to Win Free Tickets

UPDATE: The winners are Jodi and Tiffany! Please email me so I can get you the tickets!! If you didn't win, check out the Wine Expo's giveaway here. They are giving away even more tickets!







It's that time again!  The Boston Wine Expo is just a few weeks away, and this year will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary. It's also on Valentine's Day, which makes it a perfect gift for yourself or that special someone!



Enjoy 100s of wines, seminars, cooking demos, and more! Here are some of the highlights:

WHEN / WHERE
The Boston Wine Expo will take place at The Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center on February 13 and 14, 2016, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. This event is reserved for ages 21+. Tickets now are on sale and available here. Weekend tickets and discount group tickets are also available, as well as dedicated trade industry hours and hotel packages. 

The Seaport World Trade Center is located at 200 Seaport Boulevard in Boston, MA. For directions and more information, please visit their website.



GRAND TASTING:
The Grand Tasting is the main event - featuring over 200 producers and nearly 1,800 wines from around the world, oenophiles will travel through the expansive space – sans passport – swirling and sipping their way to “connoisseur” status. In honor of its milestone birthday, the Boston Wine Expo will debut a W?NE Bar where you can stop and ask members of the Boston Sommelier Society your wine-related questions as well as get a retrospective of the industry’s past 25 years and what to expect in the next 25 years. Along the way, there will be culinary attractions including bites from popular area restaurants, as well as dueling Celebrity Chef Stages with appearances by Ming Tsai, Barbara Lynch, Chris Coombs and more. There also is the opportunity to purchase your favorite wines through the Drync app which will be delivered to your doorstop with the click of a button. 


ADDITIONAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

A Vintners’ Reserve Lounge: gives guests a chance to spoil their taste-buds with these special gems that retail for $75 and up per bottle

VIP Experience package: allows guests entrance to the main event thirty minutes early, a separate coat check, private lounge, and gift bag

Silver anniversary package: access to a special meet and greet event with the founders of the expo, access to the Grand Tasting and VIP lounge on both Saturday and Sunday, plus three educational seminar

Seminars: In honor of the 25th anniversary, this year’s seminar program will be the biggest and best yet with over 40 topics ranging from food and wine pairings, “One Hour Wine Experts,” and vertical tasting flights of the world’s most sought-after wine producers.


And, as always, sipping at this event has a special cause. The major charitable benefactor of the 25th anniversary Boston Wine Expo is the Tufts Medical Center’s Summer Camp Program for Children with Disabilities. To date, the Boston Guild of Oenophilists has raised over $1.4 million for worthy causes.

Now the best part, a I have two pairs of tickets to the Sunday's Grand Tasting to giveaway!

For your chance to win, leave a comment here telling me what you're most looking forward to at the Wine Expo. Winners will be selected at random, this Sunday (1/24/16).

17 comments:

  1. I would love the opportunity to try a bunch of wines that I don't normally get to try!

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  2. I'm looking forward to learning more about South American wine regions!

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  3. Love the wine, but the food demos have been phenomenal the last couple years! Hope I get to go!

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  4. I'm most excited about learning about food and wine pairings, so I can throw some delicious dinner parties!

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  5. my mother, Linda, who doesn't have a google account to comment here is excited about all things pink wine

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  6. I pretty much know nothing about wine but want to learn! I'd love to try reislings!

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  7. I've been trying to improve my wine repertoire so I'd love to learn from the experts! Plus the food demos sound amazing (Ming Tsai and Barbara Lynch are some of my favorite locals)!

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  8. I am most looking forward to the live cooking demonstrations and I know they will inspire me to be more creative at dinnertime!

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  9. I've never been to the Wine Expo, so I'd most look forward to trying some new wines I've never had before!

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  10. I'm most looking forward to visiting "Italy." I was not able to make it to the expo last year but when I attended in 2014, I was impressed with the way you truly experience many different countries all in one place at the Wine Expo. I would love to be back there!

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  11. I have had a bad news week. Winning tickets would be an awesome way to cheer up.

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  12. I have had a bad news week. Winning tickets would be an awesome way to cheer up.

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  13. There's a Barbaresco wine I've been really wanting to try that's going to be there. It's one of my boyfriend's favorites!

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  14. I am looking forward to hearing about the food and wine pairings. Thanks for hosting this contest. Great valentines gift for the wife if I win!

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  15. I would love to try a bunch of new wines

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  16. It's always fun to see the live cooking demos!

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