Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NY Wine Expo (Coupons Inside!)

Hey all!

I'm sure that at least a few have noticed lately my enthrallment with wine. For the longest time I was drinking cheap, rough Chianti and, after a few wine tastings I attended, I realized that I'd been missing out. Greatly.

Seriously, wine is really good! It's not just cheap Italian heartburn juice. I promise.

So what do you do when you want to try a bunch of wine? You attend a wine expo. Specifically, this one:

I will be covering the NY Wine Expo at the Javits Center in NYC from the 1st - 3rd of March. Sounds cool, huh? Well, it gets better. You can attend too. Don't want to pay the $85 or $95 for the ticket? Don't worry, homeskillet, I got yo back! Until the 28th, you can use the promo code "VINO" for some sweet sweet discounts. 10% off? Nope. 12%? Noooope. You're looking at a whopping $15 off the top of each ticket for Friday and Saturday. Sweet, huh? You know I love ya so I do what I can.

Now, I will probably be attending on the Trade day. However, if you guys can convince me to go either Friday or Saturday and swirl some wine with some readers...I'll change the day. BUT YA GOTTA PERSUADE ME. Valid forms of payment are: cash, pork buns, scotch, bottles of wine, cigars. Anyway, here's the press release to give you a taste of what's going down. So, until the 3rd of March, get your tastebuds ready for some hot grape-on-grape action.

Press Release (rare, I know)
Raise a glass in celebration! The New York Wine Expo is celebrating its 6th anniversary, March 1-3, 2013. With only their wine glasses and taste buds to lead them, attendees can travel through the vineyards of Europe and the Mediterranean; from South America
to South Africa; and coast to coast in the United States. In all, attendees will have the opportunity to
choose from a sampling of over 500 wines. The 6th annual New York Wine Expo is at the Jacob Javits
Convention Center in New York City.

“The Expo is truly a feast for the senses, with wines from every corner of the world represented,”
said Ed Hurley, Marketing Director, ResourcePlus Shows & Events. “For anyone who enjoys
wine or is a beginner and wants to learn, a day at the Expo is a deliciously fun way to spend time
with friends and family.”

Dedicated fans know him as “Your Resident Foodie,” and this year for the first time David Venable will be joining the New York Wine Expo. As host of the hit QVC program, In the
Kitchen with David, he offers a unique interactive viewership experience and features the latest in gourmet foods, cookware, kitchen gadgets and cookbooks. Although he will not be cooking David will be conducting a “Meet & Greet” and will share wine pairing ideas.

Along with the Grand Tasting, consumers can purchase tickets to a variety of seminars led by industry experts. Additions to the seminar calendar are updated frequently. To date:

Wine 101: Taste Like a Pro with Wine Spectator’s Director of Education
Gloria Maroti Frazee
Friday, March 1st at 6:00pm | Saturday, March 2nd at 11:30am
In this seminar, attendees will build the wine appreciation framework required for a
lifetime of vinous adventure. Tasting a bounty of wine from around the world, they’ll
learn the tasting techniques used by pros, explore important grapes, identify key wine
styles and determine their own wine preferences.

The Cool Climate, World Class Wines of the Finger Lakes
Saturday, March 2nd at Noon
The Finger Lakes region of New York State has undergone an evolution in quality and
developed into a cool climate, world class wine growing region. Join Thomas Pastuszak,
Wine Director at the NoMad in New York City, for a discussion and tasting of wines
from the region. Learn about what makes the Finger Lakes the premier growing region
for cool climate grape varieties in the United States and how it compares on a global level to other regions.

Italian Cheeses and Wine with Lou DiPalo, the Cheese Guru of DiPalo’s Fine Foods
in Little Italy, NYC
Saturday, March 2, 2:30pm
Don’t miss a chance to meet this most knowledgeable and passionate advocate for
the cheeses and wines of Italy. Lou DiPalo will detail how typicity, provenance, and
maturation regimes contribute to the irresistible quality of Italian cheese. Amongst the
cheeses to be tasted will be Agriform’s Grana Padano, Piave, Asiago, and Valtellina
Casera, with Italian wines selected for pairing perfection. You will leave this informative
and tasty seminar with a bevy of expert suggestions on how best to entertain with Italian
wine and cheese.

Attendees can ensure they remember the names of every wine and wine maker they liked and lifestyle vendor they stopped by with the free New York Wine Expo mobile app. Along with notes, the app will help attendees navigate the venue, find exhibitors of interest and provide the latest event news.

Grand Tasting Pricing & Hours:

Friday, March 1, 6pm to 10pm - $85
Saturday, March 2, 1pm to 5pm - $95
Sunday, March 3, Noon to 4pm (Trade only)

Please note: Sunday, March 3 is dedicated to trade representatives. Liquor licensees from
throughout the region are invited to attend on Sunday along with attendees of the co-located International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. The Wine Expo is not open to the general public on Sunday.