I will soon be visiting the Napa Valley region of California for the very first time. So when I saw an advertisement for the annual wine expo in Boston, I felt it was my duty to prepare – both in the practice of tasting, as well as scouting for some decent wineries to tour.
The Boston Wine Expo is the largest wine event in the country, featuring over 1800 wines from more than 400 wineries from 13 different countries. There are also over 40 restaurants showcasing their delectables, and other vendors, such as the occasional cuban cigar retailer and travel outfitter.
With so much on offer, the event is split into several exhibition rooms. I opted for a ticket in the Vintner’s Reserve Lounge to “sample rare and expensive vintages… [that] retail for $75 and up” and that also hosted a live jazz band while we all quaffed and nibbled our way through the various tables. Continue reading