Boston Wine Expo 2016

Boston Wine Expo


February 18-19, 2017

Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Wine Expo 2017 Seminar Series

We are currently working on a variety of exciting seminars for 2017.
Please check back for more details and a schedule when it is available.
Please see below for a list of the 2016 Seminars.
We look forward to seeing you on February 18-19, 2017!
Veronique Drouhin Kevin Zraly
2016 Wine Keynote Seminar
Winemaker Veronique Drouhin
Joseph Drouhin Winery
2016 Educational Keynote Seminar
Wine 101


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11:00 AM
Winemaker Rob Mondavi Jr. of the Michael Mondavi Family Estate, Napa, hosts a Vertical of Animo and M by Michael Mondavi

The Mondavi family has crafted world-class wines in the Napa Valley for four generations. In 1999, Michael Mondavi with wife Isabel, son Rob Jr. and daughter Dina purchased a plot of rugged manzanita-lined land high on Atlas Peak.

11:00 AM
Fun with Food and Wine Matching: What Works and Why with Len Presutti, Corporate Wine Educator Martignetti Companies and Denise Barron Herrera of Burtons Grill
Itês happened to all of us: for a special dinner (usually a significant birthday or anni-versary) we pull one of our very best bottles from the cellar, say a fantastic Char-donnay. We toast, savoring that first magnificent sip.
11:00 AM
Why You Like the Wines You Like
Finally, a wine tasting that is more about YOU than the wines! Explore a range of wine styles and learn why wine lovers have such vastly different preferences!
11:30 AM
The Superstars of German Riesling, Presented by Ken Mason German Riesling Ad-vocate
Experience a range of styles from recent vintages of German Riesling from some of the greatest wine estates of this historic wine country.
11:30 AM
Wine Spectator Presents: Wine 101, Taste Like a Pro
Explore grape varieties and wine styles while tasting wines from around the world. Learn the tasting techniques used by pros and build a wine appreciation framework that you will use for the rest of your life.
12:00 PM
American Rhªne: The Range of the Rhªne Rangers
A lot has happened since Joseph Phelps and Gary Eberle begin dabbling with Syrah in California soil in the mid-1970s.
12:00 PM
Prosecco Beyond the Bubbles:
Discovering a Wine You Thought You Already Knew with
Alan Tardi, U.S. Ambassador of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG
Prosecco is an amazing success story in the history of wine: recently skyrocketing from obscurity to international fame. The rapid rise has created a conundrum: everyone knows Prosecco, but beyond the bubbles, most people know next to nothing about what it really is.
12:30 PM
King Estate Wines from the Willamette Valley: Built to Last
King Estate Winery reaches deep into their cellars, to demonstrate how Oregon Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir benefit from aging.
12:30 PM
Chenin Blanc: South Africa's Signature Variety
Chenin Blanc is South Africa's most widely planted grape variety. The country has more acreage planted to Chenin than the rest of the world combined.
1:00 PM
Guigal's Excellent Chateau d'Ampuis Cªte-Rªtie, a Vertical with Fred Ek, Longtime U.S. Importer
The Guigal firm has methodically grown to become the largest estate in the Cªte-Rªtie. They are not only the largest shipper of the appellation's wine but in the view of most critics, producer of the appellation's three finest single vineyard wines: La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque.
2:00 PM
The Secret Life of Pinot Noir
Pinot's temperamental, it ripens too early, it has thin skin and it's just plain complicated. It's been called the heartbreak grape, and we have probably all been burned.
2:00 PM
Chianti Classico- The Search for Tuscany's Noble Wine
Nestled in the high hills between Florence and Siena in the heart of Tuscany lies the celebrated wine appellation of Chianti Classico. Though long associated with generic Italian red wine in straw-covered flasks, Chianti has a history dating back to the Florentine Renaissance as one of Tuscany's most precious wines.
2:30 PM
Decadent and Delicious: Sweet Wines of the World with Professor Ed Korry, De-partment Chairman at Johnson & Wales University and President of the Society of Wine Educators
There is no better way to prolong the celebration of Saint Valentine's week than with something decadent and delicious including dessert wines. To be great, sweet wines need both complexity and balance.
3:00 PM
Chateau Picque Caillou : David vs Goliath :
The rise of a Bordeaux family estate in the midst of classified giants with Owner/Winemaker Paulin Calvet and Importer Jean Christophe Calvet
Chateau Picque Caillou's (established in 1780) 24 hectares lie just outside the city's gates, in the heart of Pessac-Leognan. The illustrious Chateaux Haut Brion and Pape Clement are located just a few hundred meters away.
3:00 PM
Amarone and Beyond: Tenuta Santa Maria alla Pieve, the Veronese estate of the Bertani family
The Bertani families were successful wine merchants dating back to the 1700's and have been producing wine since 1857. Over time they assembled an estate of 125 acres which supplies all the fruit for their wines, unusual for the region.
3:30 PM
Sweet Wine Lovers Only!
Do you love sweet wines, like Moscato, White Zinfandel, sweet Riesling or Sangria, more than dry wines? Master of Wine Tim Hanni is the author of 'The Sweet Wine Lov-er's Manifesto, ending the tyranny of the dry wine fashionistas' with a seminar just for you!
3:30 PM
The Ports of the Fladgate Partnership: Croft, Taylor Fladgate and Fonseca.
The Fladgate Partnership
Port is one the world's truly classic wine styles: timeless in its appeal, majestic in its power and capable of long cellaring to remarkable complexity.
3:30 PM
Class by the Glass: The Taste of New York Gold (Medals)
In 2016, New York State wines won nearly 1,000 Gold medals in major national and in-ternational competitions. Those same wines earned dozens of scores of 90 and above in the three major U.S. wine consumer magazines.
4:00 PM
Made in America: A Survey of Domestic Whiskies
Bourbon, Rye and flavored Whiskey are often dismissed as what your folks drank with ginger ale or what Pops used to spice up his eggnog. America is now producing a world of whiskey as diverse, interesting and exceptional as anything produced across the Atlantic.

11:00 AM
Domaine Baumard Savenni쳌res and Quarts de Chaume, Two Verticals in One:
Fabulous Dry and Sweet Wines from an Outstanding Loire Valley Vintner
"If there ever was God in a glass, this is it" Matt Kramer, Wine Spectator on Baumard wine.
Baumard is consistently recognized as the leading producer of two of the central Loire Valley's greatest wines: Savenni쳌res Clos des Papillion and Quarts de Chaume.
11:00 AM
Say Cheese (and Wine) _ Finding the Perfect Partner for Your Favorite Fromage with Whole Foods' Meredith Fitzgerald (Certified Cheese Professional through the American Cheese Society) and Len Presutti, Corporate Wine Educator Martignetti Companies
Wine and cheese are natural partners, like peanut butter and jelly, yet, truth be told, there are wines which pair better with some types of cheese than others. Join us in a discussion of all things cheese and wine with examples to illustrate our talking points.
11:00 AM
Taste some of Italy's Best Olive Oils with Expert Shipper, Johnny Madge
Johnny Madge is recognized as one of the world's experts on olive oil. His guided tours of olive oil estates in Italy receive rave reviews.
11:00 AM
Why You Like the Wines You Like
Finally, a wine tasting that is more about YOU than the wines! Explore a range of wine styles and learn why wine lovers have such vastly different preferences!
11:30 AM
Understanding German Riesling _ once (and still) the Source of Great White Wines
Viticulture in Germany dates back to the Roman Empire. German wines have long been considered amongst the world's very best white wines. And growing interest in Riesling has refocused attention on these wonderful wines.
12:30 PM
Explore Champagne's Secret (Reserve Wines) with Johnathan Boulangeat, Cham-pagne Charles Heidsieck's US Brand Ambassador
The evolution of Champagne took many twists and turns before reaching the beauty, complexity and balance which we recognize today as the perfect sparkler: Champagne.
2:00 PM
Give this (Person) a Cigare!: The Pursuit of Elegance in Warm, Dry Mediterranea (Central Coast of California)
Join always interesting and entertaining Randall Grahm for a unique vertical tasting of vintages of Le Cigare Volant from Bonny Doon Vineyard, one of the iconic Rhone-Style blends of California.
2:00 PM
The Art of Japanese Whisky: House of Suntory Whisky, a tasting with Gardner Dunn, Suntory Brand Ambassador
The history of Japanese whisky is the history of Shinjiro Torii, who founded Suntory in 1923. Torii dreamt of creating subtle, refined, yet complex whisky that reflected both the riches of Japanese nature and the tradition of craftsmanship.
2:30 PM
The World of Sicilian Wine
Discover The World of Sicilian Wine (UC Press, 2013) with authors, Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino.
3:00 PM
Merroir & Terroir Pairing with Island Creek Oysters and Cape Classics
Join Andre Shearer, Chairman and CEO, and Robert Bradshaw, President and COO, of wine importer, Cape Classics, along with Michelle Wong, Island Creek Oyster's National Direct-to-Chef Sales Representative, for a presentation and tasting of one of the culinary world's great food and drink pairings: oysters and wine.
3:30 PM
The wines of the Douro Valley: From Dream to Reality: an Adventure in the Oldest Demarcated Region of the World.
The long history of the Van Zeller family in the Douro valley begins as Port Wine shippers in 1780. We won't have a wine from 1780 in this seminar but we will include one from 1870, not a bad compromise.
4:00 PM
Gin: From Bathtub to Bottle to Your Glass
Gin has a long history in America: from the Volstead Act, which established prohibition, through the postwar mythical 'three-martini lunch', to the present day crafting of boutique gins.
4:00 PM
Wine Spectator Presents: Hot List: Emerging Regions and Grapes
Because we're not drinking first-growth Bordeaux or top Napa Cabs on a daily basis...
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