Sunday, January 24, 2010
Boston Wine Expo 2010 In Photos
Well, it's officially over but what a great time it was! The Boston Wine Expo is the largest in the U.S.A. and for the first time in it's 19 year history the event was totally sold out in advance. The retail sale of wine is one of the few areas of the economy that showed an uptick last year, signalling the trend of increased wine consumption and the thirst for Americans to learn more about wine culture, wine pairings, wine production and, really, all things wine. The U.S.A. is now the world's largest consumer of wine, albeit not on a per capita basis. The trend, however, of the daily consumption of wine is clearly on the rise. In addition to all of the wines were great foods, lifestyle exhibits and non-stop cooking demos from some of the best Chefs in Boston. Here is a recap of the two day event in photos with lots more to follow this week.
Chef Rachel Klein of Aura and Jenny Johnson and Billy Costa of NECN's TV DINER prepare for the kickoff food demo.
Billy Costa of TV Diner and Chef Klein taping their segment.
Wine vendors from all over the world filled the Seaport Convention Center.
In addition to all of that wine there were plenty of gourmet snacks and foods.
We loved the sleek design of the Taste California exhibit booth.
The distinctive Soave Italia wine bottles.
Tasting, tasting and more tasting.
Enjoying a few of the thousands of wines offered and the many gourmet snacks.
One of the greatest opportunities at the Expo is learning from hundreds of wine experts.
Chef Chris Damsky of Market by Jean-Georges at W Boston, Boston's hottest restaurant.
The men of Wicked Good Foods, one of the most popular food exhibitors at the Expo.