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- Boston Wine Expo - 12-05-2001 10:47 AM

Noted as the largest consumer wine event in the country, the Boston Wine Expo offers wine enthusiasts an unparalleled educational and entertaining wine and food experience. The Grand Tasting showcases over 450 international and domestic wineries from 18 countries pouring over 1,800 different wines. Special features include: seminars for all levels of wine lovers, led by world-renowned wine experts such as Kevin Zraly; celebrity chef demonstrations featuring Food Network's Ming Tsai and David Rosengarten, among others; a Sunday Brunch featuring popular PBS personality Loretta LaRoche plus members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; and a South African Vintner's Dinner.

Public Show Hours: Saturday & Sunday
February 2-3, 2002
1 PM - 5PM Daily

Ticket Prices: $60 in advance; $70 after January 25.

For more information: 1-877-946-3976 or http://www.wine-expos.com


- Kcwhippet - 12-06-2001 07:42 AM

That price is a HUGE problem. I remember just a few years ago when the price was about $40 for a two day ticket. Now it's $82, and $92 if you order after Jan. 25. Also, they tack on a $2.50 handling charge per ticket. Can you imagine someone deciding at the last minute to attend and having to pay $70 for four hours? If they decide to attend the second day, that means they've spent $140. Just think of how much wine that would buy. Last year was a real zoo on Saturday. There were more people (a lot of "kids")than I've ever seen and the hall was quite hot. Not a comfortable time, at all. We've been to every BWE since the first, but I think we'll pass this year. Too bad, because we've always looked forward to the event.


- Blue - 12-06-2001 10:57 AM

It would be fun to go, but I concur on the price...here are some other things I do:

Gordon's wine in Waltham is having a 50 bottle wine tasting, 1-4 on Saturday 15th...

This is their second one this year, at their last one they had over 100 wines...and included many expensive bottles (most memorable was actually the Trimbach cru riesling believe it or not)

BLM has a free wine tasting every saturday (on commonwealth av.)Arround 8-10 wines, at least 2 over $40....free cheese.

For $25-$50 Blanchards offers great guided wine tastings in their state of the art tasting room.

BWE...not this year...


- barnesy - 12-06-2001 06:54 PM

Blue,

Are you implying the riesling shouldn't be memorable? If you is, I'll have to take you off my christmas card list! [Image: tongue.gif]

Barnesy

[This message has been edited by barnesy (edited 12-06-2001).]


- Blue - 12-07-2001 01:38 PM

:-) 'twould never do to imply that

but...I was still surprised at how good it was especialy given the Meursault besides it that it blew away...unfortunately, their price was not that different :-(