Boston Wine Expo, in a new time slot this year - February 16-17 - brings a record number of top winemakers and specialists to the city to present more than 30 seminars at the 22nd annual event.
Keynote speakers Jean-Charles Boisset and Gina Gallo, a "wine power couple" representing Boisset Family Estates and Gallo Family Wines, will present "Two Distinct Wineries, One Family: Wines from Two Continents" and share their insights as well as their vintages.
The complete schedule includes:
Saturday, February 16, 2013
11:00 AM 'Celebrate 40 Years of Winemaking with Joseph Phelps Vineyards’
11:00 AM Exploring Port and Madeira with Bartholomew Broadbent
11:30 AM Wine 101: Taste Like a Pro with Wine Spectator’s Director of Education, Gloria Maroti Frazee
12:00 PM Italian Cheeses and Wine with Lou DiPalo,
12:00 PM Oregon Pinot Noir: Vintage…Place…Personality
12:00 PM Two Distinct Wineries, One Family: Wines from Two Continents
12:30 PM Spain: The Best Values in the World! With Patrick Mata
12:30 PM Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vertical (Including the Magnificent 1990) with Marc Perrin
12:30 PM Barbaresco: Featuring Eight Crus from the Highly Respected Produttori del Barbaresco
2:00 PM Getting to Know Russian River Valley with Merry Edwards
2:00 PM Ribera del Duero: No Place for the Timid
2:30 PM Experience Affordable, Age-Worthy Bordeaux: A Vertical of the Right Bank vs. the Left Bank
3:00 PM Chateau Musar with Bartholomew Broadbent
3:30 PM Giorgio Rivetti Presents La Spinetta’s Tuscan Project: Casanova della Spinetta
3:30 PM Bourbon Masters: Buffalo Trace’s Master Distiller, Harlen Davis Wheatley
3:30 PM Mr. Chateauneuf-du-Pape: Alain Junguenet and Co.
3:30 PM 'Cool' Sonoma County Wines
4:00 PM Experience the Wonderful World of Oporto
4:30 PM A Rare Opportunity to Taste Some of Scotland’s Finest Malt Whisky from Gordon & MacPhail
Sunday, February 17, 2013
11:00 AM Marques de Caceres Rioja Gran Reserva Vertical to 1985 with Luis Burgueno
11:00 AM Simply Italian: Fun with the Wines of Italy
11:00 AM Two Distinct Wineries, One Family: Wines from Two Continents
11:30 AM Wine 101: Taste Like a Pro with Gloria Maroti Frazee
12:00 PM Cheese and Wine Matching Seminar with Brad and Brian Wasik of the Wellesley Cheese Shop
12:00 PM A Perfect Pairing! - Alaska Seafood and Crisp Chabllis from La Chablisienne
12:30 PM Be a Better Buyer: Mastering the Retail Wine Buying Experience with TJ Douglas
12:30 PM The Two Gentlemen of Verona: A Vertical of Speri’s Amarones and Pieropan’s Soaves
1:30 PM Andrew Murray LOVES Syrah
1:30 PM Roussillon- Ignore Your Passport Stamp. You are Not in France!
2:00 PM The One-Stop-Shop of Wine Varietals– Chenin Blanc
3:00 PM Jeopardy! Italian Wine Style! - The Audience Participation Game!
3:30 PM The Cool Climate, World Class Wines of the Finger Lakes
3:30 PM Winemaking at the Top of the World: Argentina’s Salta Region
Among new highlights this year will be a VIP Tasting Experience, Social Media Lounge and expanded Mobile App. More than 200 wineries will participate in this year's Grand Tasting.