Friday, January 16, 2009

Tasting 170 Wineries? A drop in the bucket…

How many wines do you think you can taste in four hours? And I don’t simply mean, stick it in your mouth and push it down your gullet. I am talking about stop for a moment and savor the wine, talk to the winemaker, perhaps get the reaction of your friends that are with you. Think you can do 170?

At this year’s New York Wine Expo there will be that many wine producers, probably with more than one wine to show, making it a superhuman feat to taste them all. That and I still have not met the person able to imbibe that much alcohol without needing a rush visit to the ER to get the BAC checked.

There will be wine at the NYWE from the Old World (the countries of Kings and Queens), the New World (the countries that were ruled by the countries of Kings and Queens), and of course New York, Oregon and California (which seems to be a country of its own…).

The NYWE will be happening on February 27th, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm and February
28th, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. So if you are more of an afternoon “taster” head there on Saturday, but if you are looking for a kick-start to your evening, try the Friday night special. There will be hundreds of wines to taste, knowledgeable people to talk to and dancing (well, not technically. But lets be honest, its New York and the only criteria to get in is if you buy a ticket… there will be dancing).

(You will never believe how many photos on the internet are labeled "Drunk Dancing")

Tickets are $85 ($75 if you order early). To order go to

My personal best is still 100 wines. I’ll be there, will you? Let me know!

As a personal aside:

Its a big weekend...


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