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Boston Wine Expo January 23 – 25, 2009

The 18th Annual Boston Wine Expo is taking place January 23-25, 2009. The event is the largest trade and consumer wine event in the country and it offers wine enthusiasts an unparalleled experience in wine and food. This year, the Grand Tasting will offer over 440 international and domestic wineries from 13 countries pouring over 1,800 different wines.

New to the program, the Italian Trade Commission will feature Vino 2009, where they will pour hundreds of Italian wines that have never been poured at the Expo. This will be their first annual Industry Convention of Italian Wines in America featuring nearly 100 wines from regions including Toscana, Lombardia, Abruzzo, and Calabria as well as other U.S. importers of Italian wines. Read the full story

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Monterey Wine Festival: October 16 & 18

On Thursday, October 16 from 7:30-10:30PM, the Monterey Wine Festival will kick off its 32nd annual event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Wine enthusiasts as well as wine buyers and media are welcome to the event, which will sponsor over 300 wines and gourmet food samples from local restaurants. Tickets are only $99.

On Saturday, October 18 from 4-9 PM, the festival continues at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. More than 600 wineries will pour at the event accompanied by gourmet food samples, live music, educational seminars and a live wine auction.
Tickets are only $99.

Both events have a lot to offer and they are a great venue for wine lovers to sample many wines at one location while educating themselves by conversing with winemakers and wine industry professionals. At $99 per event, how can you afford to miss it?

If you live afar, be certain to check out hotel and airline deals through online sites like TravelZoo, Hotwire.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity.com & Expedia. Also, check out the Inns of Monterey, which is walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The hotel is offering a complimentary pass to the Monterey Wine Festival happening either October 16th or October 18th (check directly with the hotel for details at 800-554-5542).

Marc and I will be there and we are really looking forward to attending the event for the first time. If you plan to be there, let us know; we’d love to meet up with you at the event!

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While Traveling the Wine Expo Trail, Try not to Crawl

Culture is a funny thing and sometimes it seems as far as we have gone we’ve not gone far enough. Our recent outing (Enobytes) to the 17th annual Boston Wine Expo was an eye-opening experience with the trade and the public attending the largest and one of the oldest wine expos in the country.

The drive to impress was intense among the 500 exhibitors. One common buzz among trade associates in retail and wholesale was the search for better quality at lower prices. There was a noticeable difference between attendees at an East Coast wine event and those of a Northwest event with the most apparent difference being that they are focused on decisively different agendas. Read the full story

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Boston Wine Expo: February 8 – 10

The 17th Annual Boston Wine Expo is taking place February 8 – 10, 2008. The event is the largest trade and consumer wine event in the country and it offers wine enthusiasts an unparalleled experience in wine and food. This year, the Grand Tasting will offer over 450 international and domestic wineries from 13 countries pouring over 1,800 different wines. Read the full story

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Northwest Food & Wine Festival Pours Portland a Good Glass of Wine

Right after the opening of the Hillsboro Trader Joe’s, I remember speaking to someone in their wine department who was talking about Gluehwein, which is a warm spiced red wine traditionally served around the holidays in Germany. Inquisitively, I asked where she had been exposed to this anomaly. She advised me that this product had been for sale at the Northwest Food and Wine Festival.

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The 2007 Northwest Food & Wine Festival

 

 

 

 

 

Curious, I thought, because I was not aware of such an event. This was perturbing because I thought I was aware of most any local wine events with the help of the fine folks at www.localwineevents.com (bookmark it!). Turns out, last year was the inaugural event for the Northwest Food and Wine Festival, which benefits the Oregon Food Bank. I try to stay up on these things, but this one just slipped past me. However, as the festival progressed towards its date this year, I was impressed to see how the successful promotion of this event had gone from something I missed last year, to an event that any self-respecting enophile from Portland would be ostracized for missing. Read the full story

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Boston Wine Expo Notes and Post Mortem

 Well, Enobytes has represented itself at the Boston Wine Expo. Historically, the Expo has been a hedonistic event of Bacchanalian proportion, and this year was no different. We have learned that attendance at such an event requires a great deal of focus, as the volatile nature of the evaluations (read: alcoholic) tends to cause one’s attention to stray from the task at-hand. Regardless, these events truly give the attendee a wide exposure to the world of wine and food, and the 2007 Expo surely did not disappoint. Read the full story

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Enobytes Makes Top 40 Most Influential Wine Websites List

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