The 5th Annual New York Wine Expo ____ Jacob Javits Center – March 2-3 (+4) 2012

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Enjoy a Closer Look at Wine from Southern Rhône, Greece and Italy

NEW SEMINARS ADDED

Your first class journey around the world of wine just got more exciting. The 5th Annual New York Wine Expo, March 2nd – 4th recently added three more seminars hosted by renowned experts in the field offering a closer look at wines from Southern Rhône, Greece and Italy .

In addition to the seminars, the Grand Tasting offers attendees a chance to sample wines from nearly 125 wineries from around the globe.  New York Wine Expo is held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City . 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.”

New York Wine Expo Hours
       
Friday, March 2, 6:00 – 10:00 PM
        Saturday, March 3, 2:00 – 6:00 PM

Seminars currently on the calendar include:

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!

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.
Note: Sunday, March 4 is dedicated to trade representatives. Liquor licensees from throughout the region are invited to attend on Sunday along with attendees of the co-located International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York . The Wine Expo is not open to the general public on Sunday.

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