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Boston Wine Tastings & Events

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Be ready to taste wines from all over the globe at the Boston Wine Expo February 13-14
As part of the Annual Boston Wine Expo, the Grand Tasting features more than 200 wineries from around the world, as well as food from Boston restaurants. Ticket admission covers all wine and food samples, and allows consumers to enjoy two Chef Stages showcasing demonstrations from celebrity chefs. The Boston Wine Expo donates to many charities each year through the Boston Guild of Oenophilists, Inc. For more information and tickets, visit Boston Wine Expo's website
Through March 25
The Boston Wine Festival has returned to the Boston Harbor Hotel once again (this is the 27th year) and this year might be bigger and better than ever. Running now through March 25, the festival includes everything from intimate winemaker-hosted dinners, seminars and receptions, to brunches with chef Daniel Bruce, founder of the festival. Annual sell-out events include Battle of the Cabernets (January 13 & 15), Meritage Madness (January 22), Rising Stars (January 27) and a Mediterranean Reception (February 26), so be sure to reserve your seats early. For the full lineup of events or to purchase tickets, visit Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, 617-330-9355.
April 12
The James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour will stop in Boston at The Kirkland Tap & Trotter. Participating chefs will include host chef and JBF Award Winner Tony Maws, JBF Award Winner Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa, Boston; and Toro, Boston and NYC), JBF Award Winner Spike Gjerde (Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore, MD) and Bryan Voltaggio (Volt, Frederick, MD). The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and costs $195 per person. For more information, visit the James Beard Foundation's official website

Seasonal sips, a weekly wine tasting event, is being held on Thursdays at Meritage at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Chef Daniel Bruce and sommelier Betsy Ross will introduce you to three to four wines from selected regions paired up with tasting spoons or small bites with each wine offering. For $25, you can sample Pinots from Oregon, all-American sparklers and wines from southern Italy from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm. Meritage, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, 617-439-3995.
City Wine Tours introduces a sparkling wine walking tour on Saturday afternoons year-round from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring Champagne, Prosecco and Spanish Cava sparkling wines with food pairings at Cambridge restaurants. The tour starts at Nubar at the Sheraton Commander Hotel, moves on to First Printer in Harvard Square and ends at Finale. Tickets are $66 and may be purchased at Enter code "BUBBLES" for 20 percent off tickets. For more information, call 617-423-3184.

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For additional information on wine events, please contact:

University Wine Shop
1739 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140

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