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The Fifth Annual New York Wine Expo

Originally Posted: February 21, 2012

The Expo is also a savory opportunity to talk directly with wine makers. (Courtesy Photo: G.S. Schwartz & Co. Inc.)

Southampton - Add a little sunlight to your weekend and treat yourself to a first class trip around the world of wine at the Fifth Annual New York Wine Expo, March 2 through March 4. The Grand Tasting offers attendees a chance to sample wines from nearly 175 wineries from around the globe. The Expo is also a savory opportunity to talk directly with wine makers and pick up tips on serving, pricing and selecting the right vintage.

Several seminars will take place throughout the weekend led by industry experts. (Courtesy Photo: G.S. Schwartz & Co. Inc.)

New York Wine Expo is held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The latest in wine accessories and specialty foods will also be on hand at the Grand Tasting.

"The New York Wine Expo features wines from the greatest wine-producing regions of the world," said Ed Hurley, New York Wine Expo Show Director. "But the Expo also includes the biggest trends of the year ahead from smaller local wineries, to organic wines to off beat varietals that you'll want to pour time and again."

Several seminars will take place throughout the weekend led by industry experts. While more are sure to be added, those currently on the calendar include:

Wine 101: Taste Like A Pro With Wine Spectator: Friday, March 2, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 3, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Explore grapes and wine styles as you taste eight 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. It's a lively seminar, hosted by Wine Spectator's Director of Education Gloria Maroti Frazee.

Wine Spectator Presents Portugal - Discover A World Of Difference: Friday, March 2, 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. One of the world's most traditional wine countries is seriously stepping up its game and using indigenous grape varieties from diverse regions to produce delicious wines. Explore Portugal and taste for yourself why wine critics are excited about Portugal's new wave wines, also hosted by Frazee.

The Fifth Annual New York Wine Expo will be held March 2 through March 4. (Courtesy Photo: G.S. Schwartz & Co. Inc.)

The Rhone Valley: A River Runs Through It With Mark Oldman: Saturday, March 3, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Renowned wine speaker, author, and PBS TV personality Mark Oldman gives you an insider's view of the wine of France's celebrated Rhone Valley. Mark clues you in to a wide variety of Rhone wines that will make you the envy of your wine-passionate friends.

For tickets, updated seminar schedule and event information call 800-544-1660, or click below.

Note: Sunday, March 4 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.

For more information, click here.

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