Okay, the Expo was on the weekend, but I couldn’t resist posting about it today because it definitely was a great adventure. I haven’t been to many wine tastings, but I’d guess that The Boston Wine Expo is one of the biggest and best. My boyfriend and I went on Saturday, the 15th. It was located at the Seaport World Trade Center, which funnily enough is just a few minutes from my place of work. Ohh boy, much fun was had there.
When you first walk in you are greeted by a disco light show projected onto the floor, which definitely set the mood for a fun, lively atmosphere.
As expected, there were many types of wine. The whole warehouse sized room filled with food and drink and trinkets was organized by region (e.g. Europe, Mediterranean, etc.).
The label on the 12 Linajes wine is really impressive and cool looking. Here’s a video about the awesome history behind it!
There were some lightweight drinks too, like this fruity, delicious eye-candy of a drink.
And tea!! What a pleasant surprise!
It looks like David’s Tea, originally a Canadian tea company, is relatively new to New England. According to Vincent (below) the manager at the downtown location, David’s Tea has two locations: one downtown and one in south end.
There was also a variety of edibles.
There was even a cooking exhibition, on the gorgeous Clarke stage (a distributor of Sub-Zero and Wolf). That’s celebrity Chef Ming Tsai from Blue Dragon and Blue Ginger on stage in the picture. They passed out the food he was making, and we nabbed a couple plates of the pad thai. SO tasty!
Beside food and drink, there were things like a lotion booth, a grater set booth, and a booth dedicated to wine and plant pot sweaters (cute)!
We didn’t really plan to buy anything, but ended up coming away with:
When I excitedly told my mom that we bought a grater, and she responded, “Ohh … a … grater… Yeahhhh.” Haha!! Then I explained how artfully constructed and brilliantly designed it is. In her defense, my boyfriend and I are probably a bit overboard in our enthusiasm for this grater 😛
I’m sorry that most of the pictures are out of focus and have bad lighting. I decided to snap this pictures with my iPhone, and I couldn’t do anything about the mood lighting at the Expo. I also totally forgot to take a picture of my outfit!! I was wearing a cream topped and black, ruffle bottomed cocktail dress from Express with a black blazer from White House Black Market. I also donned my usual Tiffany heart necklace and longer multicolored fish necklace, both of which I wear everyday.
After the Expo, my boyfriend and I decided to go out to a restaurant/bar called Devlin’s to nibble on appetizers, have a couple of non-wine adult drinks, and chat without the huge crowd around. This was actually our original plan to celebrate Valentine’s!
Overall it was a great night and if you’re ever in Boston around the time of the Wine Expo, it’s definitely worth going!