boston wine expo

Posted by susan on February 1st, 2010. Filed under: epicurious travel.

I have always wanted to go to the Boston Wine Expo. This year, I was lucky enough to attend with Lisa because we had a friend from college exhibiting who graced us with a couple of passes. On the show floor we wandered the world, tasting wines from Spain, Argentina, Australia and more.

Of course, our home base for the show was with our friend John and the Wines of France, where we had the opportunity to get to know the Alain Junguenet Selection. The most interesting factoid I picked up was the truth behind Malbec. Originating in the South West region of France, most associate a pure Malbec with Argentina, as in France it is most often used for blending. Cahors of France however, makes an amazing Malbec and we had the chance to try it…

We also got to sample Cahors through the ages where we experienced back to back, how time can shape a wine.

I was also lucky enough to see another old friend from my days as a camp counselor – Marshall of Wine Soiree, a really cool and functional product that aerates your wine as you pour. It’s so useful that we saw most of the exhibitors using it for their own selections.

[Image from A Good Time with Wine]

The day wasn’t just filled with tasting wine. There was a lot of food samplings and we also had some fun at The Second Glass photo booth, which had fun props and a photographer urgingĀ  us to act goofy. See if you can find us!

The show was magical, overwhelming, delicious and educational. I love wine and a goal of mine has always been to become more knowledgeable about it, so that I can better appreciate what I select.

The best part of drinking wine though, is being able to share it with your friends, and I was grateful to be able to do that while catching up with old ones at the show.

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