Welcome! Login | Register
 

Patriots Survive Home Opener, Top Raiders 16-9—The New England Patriots finally returned to the…

Revs Win Streak Snapped, Fall 1-0 To Crew—The New England Revolution hit the road for…

Brown Falls To Georgetown In Season Opener—Brown’s 137th season of intercollegiate football began on…

25 Fall Weekend Activities—The start of autumn is only two days…

The Great Danes Should Overpower the Rams in Kingston—The Rhode Island Rams football program continues to…

Top 5 Fall Concerts—The Fall music season has arrived, and GoLocal…

The Scoop: Chamber Makes Bond Endorsements, Yes on 7 Campaign Launch, and More—Welcome back to The Scoop, the 4 p.m.…

Rhode Island Residents Celebrated for 25 Years of Participation in CVS Health Downtown 5k—A group of Rhode Islanders called "The Dashers"…

Friday Financial Five -September 19, 2014—A positive report out of the New York…

What To Watch For: Patriots vs. Raiders—The Patriots will finally play their home opener…

 
 

Don’t Miss: 2014 Boston Wine Expo

Thursday, February 13, 2014

 

Calling all wine enthusiasts: don't miss out on one of the biggest wine expos in the country this weekend.

If you haven’t dug yourself out of the snow yet, here’s a good reason to get out the shovel. What is widely considered to be the America's largest consumer wine expo, as well as best wine-tasting deal around is taking place this weekend. I am of course talking about the 2014 Boston Wine Expo, which takes place at the Seaport World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel February 15-16.

Grand Tasting

Tickets to the Grand Tasting grants you access to the main event. There you will receive a Boston Wine Expo souvenir glass that will allow you to sample as many as 1800 wines from over 185 producers from around the world. Also enjoy complimentary food samples from scores of providers or watch a live cooking demonstration on the dueling Celebrity Chef Stages. These demonstrations 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), Richard Rayment (Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center), Jody Adams (Trade, Rialto), Michael Schlow (Alta Strada, Via Matta, Tico), and many more.

Vintner’s Reserve Lounge

There are also tickets available for the Vintner’s Reserve Lounge where the more serious wine enthusiasts can sample rare and expensive bottles of wine. Located in a private room away from the Grand Tasting, the Vintner's Reserve Lounge is the perfect way to spend an afternoon sampling fine wine and tasting delectable treats from the top restaurants in the city. Enjoy the wines—most of which poured in the Vintner's Reserve Lounge retail for $75 and up—while enjoying live entertainment. Ticket includes admission to the Grand Tasting on the same day.

Seminars

Tickets for this weekend’s seminars are selling fast, so if you want to meet Kevin Zraly “The One Hour Wine Expert”, sample the 2012 vintage in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, explore the Cool Whites of Oregon's Willamette Valley, or take a seminar in which participants compare Pinot Noir from Burgundy’s Top Appellations, act fast! Should you get wined out, consider mixing things up with a seminar about the craft distilling movement, Scotch, Rum, or witness (and sample) a mixology competition. There is so much to do that you may want to consider getting the weekend pass.

For the complete list of events, times, dates and prices click here. See you this weekend!

 

Steffen Rasch is a Certified Sommelier and Specialist of Wine. Feel free to email him at srasch@ProvidenceWineAcademy.com with any wine-related question or learn about wine in person by signing up for one of his tastings through the Providence Wine Academy.

 

Related Slideshow: 10 New England Wine Getaways

Prev Next

Newport Vineyards

Newport Vineyards is the perfect Rhode Island destination for wine lovers year round. Visit the winery this weekend for tastings and tours, featuring an array of award winning wines.

909 E Main Road, Middletown, RI. (401) 848-5161.

Prev Next

Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineya

Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards in Little Compton is much more than just a winery—it is a place to get away from the stresses of life and indulge your senses, a place to try new things, a place to focus on you. The vineyard is open every day, and invites you to come for a tasting and tour. Try their Petite Red, Vidal Blanc, and many more of their distinctive wines.

162 W Main Road, Little Compton, RI. (401) 635-8486.

Prev Next

Greenvale Vineyards

Visit Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth to sample their estate grown and produced wine, made in small batches. While at the estate, try seven different wines and keep the wine glass for only $12. While you are tasting, take in the gorgeous views of both the vineyard and river. Besides tasting the wines, Greenvale also invites customers to tour the winery and learn about the history and process of winemaking at the vineyard.

582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, RI. (401) 847-3777.

Prev Next

Maugle Sierra Vineyards

For a trip to a vineyard that includes much more than just wine, hop over the border to Ledyard, CT, to check out Maugle Sierra Vineyards. The vineyard hosts live music on Fridays and Sundays to compliment your wine tasting experience. Pack a dinner or light fare and enjoy a tasting session in the Sierra Room while you take in the sunset.

825 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT. (860) 464-2987.

Prev Next

Nickle Creek Vineyards

Nickle Creek Vineyard is a family owned and operated Rhode Island wine treasure. The winery, located in Foster, makes it their mission to handcraft the most unique, high quality wines in the business. All wines are created in small batches, giving them a distinctly unique taste. This weekend, visit their tasting room to try their variety of wines. On your way out, be sure to pick up a bottle of Foster Nights to get you through those chilly New England evenings.

12 King Road, Foster, RI. (401) 369-3694.

Prev Next

Nashoba Valley Winery

Take the bite off the winter chill this weekend and take a drive to Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton. The winery hosts tasting events everyday from 10am-4:30pm For $5, receive a free tasting glass and samples of up to five different wines. Some favorites include Strawberry Rhubarb Wine, Holiday Special Cranberry Apple (a new release in November 2013), and New English Cider. If you are in the mood for something other than wine (if that’s possible), check out their beer selection as well!

100 Wattaquadock Hill Road, Bolton, MA. (978) 779-5521.

Prev Next

Bishop’s Orchards Winery

The wines from Bishop’s Orchards Winery and Farm Market in Guilford, CT, have won over 179 medals since the winery opened in 2005. The tasting room at Bishop’s is open seven days a week year round, so no time is off-limits for wine tasting. Head over on the weekend to enjoy a winery tour pre or post tasting session. While visiting the winery, also be sure to check out the market for fresh baked goodies.

1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT. (203) 453-2338.

Prev Next

Diamond Hill Vineyards

For a cool twist on classic wine labels, look no further than Diamond Hill Vineyard in Cumberland. At Diamond Hill, you can get custom designed wine labels perfect for any occasion. If you’re interested in tasting the wines, visit their elegant tasting room for samples of their high quality wines such as Cranberry Apple, Estate Pinot Noir, or Blackberry.

3145 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI. (401) 333-2751.

Prev Next

Westport Rivers

Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery

Tucked away on the southern coast of Massachusetts, Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery, located about an hour’s drive from Worcester, is worth the trip. For only $10, you can take home a special edition etched wine glass and enjoy a tasting of up to six of their award-winning wines. While the tasting room is open Monday-Saturday, free winery tours are also offered to the public every Saturday from 1-3pm.

417 Hixbridge Rd, Westport, MA. (508) 636-3423.

Prev Next

Travessia Winery

Found on the southern Massachusetts coast about 30 minutes outside of Providence, is Travessia Winery in New Bedford. This micro-winery puts a twist on traditional wine culture with its cool urban flair. Travessia is open for sales and tastings Wednesday-Sunday, and invites customers to come in and enjoy their unique variety of wines.

760 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA. (774) 929-6534.

 
 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.