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5th Annual New York Wine Expo returns March 2nd-4th
By Victoria Ruvolo Minchala

With a Grand Tasting featuring wines from over 125 wineries from around the world The NY Wine Expo is a one-stop way to experience the latest and greatest in the world of vino. Although some of the big boys will be present, it is a unique opportunity for a first taste offering from smaller wineries as well as those branching out into new territory with organic wines and new varietals.

The latest in wine accessories and specialty foods will also be on hand at the Grand Tasting. “The New York Wine Expo features wines from the greatest wine-producing regions of the world,” said Ed Hurley, New York Wine Expo Show Director. “But the Expo also includes the biggest trends of the year ahead from smaller local wineries, to organic wines to off beat varietals that you’ll want to pour time and again.”

The 5th Annual New York Wine Expo will be held from Friday, March 2nd to Sunday, March 4th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Note: Sunday, March 4th is dedicated to Trade Only for those of you who aren’t in the mood to mingle with the amateurs.

This year’s Expo will also host seminars ranging from Wine 101 to the New Wines of Greece; making it perfect for connoisseurs and amateurs alike. See the schedule below:

If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, you can do so here: nywineexpo12.eventbrite.com INSIDE F&B readers receive $15 off Friday admittance if they use the Promo Code: VINO when purchasing.

Friday, March 2

Wine 101: Taste Like a Pro with Wine Spectator
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Explore grapes and wine styles as you taste eight wines from around the world, learn the tasting techniques used by pros and build a wine appreciation framework that you will use for the rest of your life. It’s a lively seminar, hosted by Wine Spectator’s Director of Education Gloria Maroti Frazee.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape: History in a Bottle” with Alain Junguenet & John Junguenet
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Join ‘Mr. Châteauneuf-du-Pape’, Alain Junguenet and his son, John, on a journey through the history of the Southern Rhône through 10 wines possessing significant links to many important events in the area’s history. Wines we will be tasting include: Cros de Romet, Bosquet des Papes (1996!), Château Fortia, Le Vieux Donjon, Clos des Papes, the legendary Henri Bonneau ‘Réserve des Célestins’ and more! Regular

Wine Spectator Presents…Portugal – Discover a World of Difference
8:30 – 9:30 pm

One of the world’s most traditional wine countries is seriously stepping up its game and using indigenous grape varieties from diverse regions to produce delicious wines. Explore Portugal and taste for yourself why wine critics are excited about Portugal’s new wave wines. Hosted by Wine Spectator’s Director of Education Gloria Maroti Frazee.

Saturday, March 3

Wine 101: Taste Like a Pro with Wine Spectator
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Explore grapes and wine styles as you taste eight wines from around the world, learn the tasting techniques used by pros and build a wine appreciation framework that you will use for the rest of your life. It’s a lively seminar, hosted by Wine Spectator’s Director of Education Gloria Maroti Frazee.

The Rhône Valley: A River Runs Through It…with Mark Oldman
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Renowned wine speaker, author, and PBS TV personality Mark Oldman gives you an insider’s view of the wine of France’s celebrated Rhône Valley. Mark clues you in to a wide variety of Rhone wines that will make you the envy of your wine-passionate friends.

Discover the New Wines of Greece with Steve Olson aka wine geek
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Join Steve Olson, aka/Wine Geek, as he discusses Greece’s major wine regions, its distinctive terroir, globally unique vineyard practices, and hallmark indigenous varieties Assyrtiko, Moschofilero, Agiorgitiko and Xinomavro. Discover what makes the quality of New Wines of Greece uncommonly good.

Simply Italian– “A Tour of Italy”
3:30 – 4:30 pm

Enjoy and experience an exciting time with “The Wine Guy”, John Cressman, as he takes you on a tour from Piemonte in the North of Italy to Puglia in the South, while tasting and exploring the styles and grapes of some high end DOCG wines as you go. You may have heard about these wines but have never had a chance to taste them. Learn about the areas, the soils, the small family-owned producers and the wines; and taste some of Italy’s finest. Whether you’re a novice or a connoisseur, this seminar is for you! The session ends with a tasting of a 96 point wine that was number 31 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List!

For tickets, updated seminar schedule and event information visit www.NewYorkWineExpo.com or call 800-544-1660.

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