Wine is big business, and few publications have their finger on the pulse of the world of wine better than Wine Spectator, which will be hosting their 35th annual New York Wine Experience this weekend, from October 22-24, at New York’s Marriott Marquis. Wine lovers, producers, vinters, and distributors will all be on hand. There will be a slew of grand tastings, seminars, a Chef’s Challenge, and the Grand Award banquet on Saturday.
During the walk-around Critic’s Choice Grand Tastings, which will be held on Thursday and Friday evenings, more than 250 wineries will be pouring their wines, all of which have been rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator. In many cases, the owners and winemakers will be pouring their own wines.
Seminars during the festival include tastings of Burgundy, Barolo, Italy’s Angelo and Gaia Gaja, Spain’s Vega Sicilia, Australia’s Penfolds, Californian pinot noir, and France’s Mouton Rothschild. During the Chef’s Challenge on Saturday morning, legendary chefs José Andrés, Emeril Lagasse, and Michael Lomonaco will be competing in a top-secret showdown, and at the Grand Award Banquet that evening a special performance will be given by Huey Lewis and the News.
The weekend is sold out, but we’ll be there for a Grand Tasting. Stay tuned for a full report!