Sip & Swirl at the 6th Annual New York Wine Expo

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Raise a glass in celebration! The New York Wine Expo is celebrating its 6th anniversary, March 1-3, 2013. With only their wine glasses and taste buds to lead them, attendees can travel through the vineyards of Europe and the Mediterranean; from South America to South Africa; and coast to coast in the United States. In all, attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a sampling of over 500 wines. The 6th annual New York Wine Expo is at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Tickets can be purchased at wine-expos.com/Wine/NY/

Along with the Grand Tasting, consumers can purchase tickets to a variety of seminars led by industry experts:


Wine 101: Taste Like a Pro with Wine Spectator’s Director of Education Gloria Maroti Frazee
Friday, March 1st at 6:00pm | Saturday, March 2nd at 11:30am
In this seminar, attendees will build the wine appreciation framework required for a lifetime of vinous adventure. Tasting a bounty of wine from around the world, they’ll learn the tasting techniques used by pros, explore important grapes, identify key wine styles and determine their own wine preferences.

California Pinot Noir: Touring The State’s Great Pinot Regions with David Rossi of Fulcrum Wines
Friday, March 1st at 7:00pm
Join winemaker David Rossi as he contrasts four of Fulcrum Wines’ highly acclaimed Pinot Noir from the finest regions of California. This Napa winery specializes in producing small lots and is known for producing some of the country’s most sought after Pinot Noirs. Taste Fulcrum Floodgate Pinot Noir 2010 Russian River Valley, Fulcrum Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir 2010 Sonoma Coast, Fulcrum Pinot Noir 2010 Anderson Valley and Fulcrum Pinot Noir 2010 Brosseau Vineyard, Chalone- Monterey. Examine the background of each area and what makes it special by exploring wine tasting, food pairing, winemaking and grape growing. You’ll come away with a great knowledge of Pinot Noir from California and have a chance to taste some of the best examples
available today.

The Cool Climate, World Class Wines of the Finger Lakes
Saturday, March 2nd at Noon
The Finger Lakes region of New York State has undergone an evolution in quality and developed into a cool climate, world class wine growing region. Join Thomas Pastuszak, Wine Director at the NoMad in New York City, for a discussion and tasting of wines from the region. Learn about what makes the Finger Lakes the premier growing region for cool climate grape varieties in the United States and how it compares on a global level to other regions.

Italian Cheeses and Wine with Lou DiPalo, the Cheese Guru of DiPalo’s Fine Foods in Little Italy, NYC
Saturday, March 2, 2:30pm
Don’t miss a chance to meet this most knowledgeable and passionate advocate for the cheeses and wines of Italy. Lou DiPalo will detail how typicity, provenance, and maturation regimes contribute to the irresistible quality of Italian cheese. Amongst the cheeses to be tasted will be Agriform’s Grana Padano, Piave, Asiago, and Valtellina Casera, with Italian wines selected for pairing perfection. You will leave this informative and tasty seminar with a bevy of expert suggestions on how best to entertain with Italian wine and cheese.

Fun With Italian Wines…Exceptional Wines From Collio! And Where Is Collio Anyway?
Saturday, March 2 at 3:00pm
Join host John Cressman, Owner of World Wide Wine LLC and Roberto Bartolomucci of Italian Wine Growers for their very special take on the wines of Collio. Italy is a treasure trove of unique and interesting vines throughout and Collio is no exception. John and Roberto have specially selected a group of wines which will have you wondering why you hadn’t tried each of them before. You will leave this entertaining seminar with a list of ‘must tries’ and greater insight into the wines of a Collio which is uniquely blessed by the vine. This is a “don’t miss” seminar event, where having FUN and tasting great wines comes first!

Attendees can ensure they remember the names of every wine and wine maker they liked and lifestyle vendor they stopped by with the free New York Wine Expo mobile app (very helpful). Along with notes, the app will help attendees navigate the venue, find exhibitors of interest and provide the latest event news.

Grand Tasting Pricing & Hours:

Friday, March 1, 6pm to 10pm – $85
Saturday, March 2, 1pm to 5pm – $95
Sunday, March 3, Noon to 4pm (Trade only)

Please note: Sunday, March 3 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.

The New York Wine Expo is sponsored by Maille Mustard, Celebrity Cruises, Alaska Seafood, Vermont Bicycling and Walking Vacations, Backyard Farms, Chabaso Bakery, Finger Lakes Wines, Wines of Portugal, Italian Trade Commission, Citi, Roseann Tully’s Intermezzo, Wine Spectator and Uber.

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