It's been nearly 24 years since the Boston Wine Festival changed the face of winter in Boston, bringing winemakers and wine afficiandos from around the world to the city for dinners, seminars, receptions and brunches, each hosted by renowned creators of innovative wines, personally chosen and invited by Chef Daniel Bruce, executive chef of Boston Harbor Hotel.
The Grand Opening Reception, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m., kicks off 12 weeks of wine brunches and dinners with winemakers from around the globe. Top wineries from the major wine growing regions from Napa Valley to Portugal to France, Italy and many more will take part.
In all the years of the Festival, Chef Bruce has never repeated a menu throughout 4,000 different dishes and 1,000 dinners.To date, more than 90,000 bottles of wines have been opened throughout the Festival's history. At the dinners, each dish is created to pair with the wines.
This year, featured wineries include: Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery, Domenico Clerico Winery, Opus One, Peter Michael, Frog’s Leap, Diamond Creek, Chateauneuf du Pape and Cakebread Cellars.