Highlights of the 2014 Boston Wine Expo

Boston Wine Expo does it again: another great day of wine tasting, food sampling, and lifestyle displays.  There are always great new discoveries, like the ancient grape Ribolla Gialla, as well as rediscovering old favorites like New Zealand. Here are just a few of Eleni and my highlights from yesterday.

 

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A good sized crowd descends upon the Wine Expo. The layout this year - as well as last - made the exhibit hall feel like there was plenty of room for movement despite the large number of attendees and exhibits.

A good sized crowd descends upon the Wine Expo. The layout this year – as well as last – made the exhibit hall feel like there was plenty of room for movement despite the large number of attendees and exhibits.

It's tradition for us to have Châteauneuf-du-Pape for breakfast and made that one of our first stops. Here the Hilliard was a delight.

It’s tradition for us to have Châteauneuf-du-Pape for breakfast and made that one of our first stops. Here the Hilliard was a delight.

Albin Jacumin's wines.

Albin Jacumin’s wines were delicious. Winemaker Albin was at the Expo to sample his wines and talk about his family’s century-old winemaking estate in
Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

 

We love Oregon and were excited to taste through the great offerings from Anne Amie in the Willamette Valley, including their two desert wines.

We love Oregon and were excited to taste through the great offerings from Anne Amie in the Willamette Valley, including their two desert wines.

 

Luscious Desert Wines from Anne Amie in Oregon.

Luscious Desert Wines from Anne Amie in Oregon.

A bit of Loire terroir was on display at Joseph Mellot table. Plus there was refreshing Sancerre and delicate Chinon to try.

A bit of Loire terroir was on display at Joseph Mellot table. Plus there was refreshing Sancerre and delicate Chinon to try.

We rediscovered New Zealand at this year's Expo. Here Boston-based Vela Wines present Twelfth Night.

We rediscovered New Zealand at this year’s Expo. Here Boston-based Vela Wines present Twelfth Night.

And Mt. Beautiful shows classic New Zealand style.

And Mt. Beautiful shows classic New Zealand style.

Local favorites Sakonnet Vineyard showcased delicious offerings. My favorites were the Blessed White Blend and the Cabernet Franc.

Local favorites Sakonnet Vineyard showcased delicious offerings. My favorites were the Blessed White Blend and the Cabernet Franc.

The outstanding wines of Chateau d’Esclans had has thinking pink and spring, despite the snowing weather outside.

The outstanding wines of Chateau d’Esclans had has thinking pink and spring, despite the snowing weather outside.

We enjoyed hearing the history of Ribolla Gialla and Slovenian wines.

We enjoyed hearing the history of Ribolla Gialla and Slovenian wines.

The extensive offerings of 90+ Cellars drew a large crowd to their tables.

The extensive offerings of 90+ Cellars drew a large crowd to their tables.

Tasting 90+ Cellars.

Tasting 90+ Cellars.

Lots of food offerings, including this delicately-sliced ham, complemented the wine tasting.

Lots of food offerings, including this delicately-sliced ham, complemented the wine tasting.

And the friendly attendees say "Enjoy! Ciao!"  See you at next year's Boston Wine Expo!

And the friendly attendees say “Enjoy! Ciao!” See you at next year’s Boston Wine Expo!

 

 

 

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Author:katrin

Katrin is one of the co-founders of Wine Dine With Us. She enjoys sharing her love of wine on the blog, and is particularly fond of wines from Argentine, Alto Adige, and Germany. A lifelong environmentalist, Katrin has become increasingly interested in issues of sustainability in wine and food, local food production, biodynamics, and organic agriculture. When not drinking wine and writing about it, she is a nonprofit professional, specializing in fundraising and special events.

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