U.S. Tastings Featuring Top European Estates
Wine Spectator Grand Tour
May 6, 9, 12 • Las Vegas, NV; Chicago, IL; Miami, FL
More than two hundred of the world’s finest wineries pouring one of their best wines at each stop.
International Pinot Noir Celebration (“IPNC”)
July 28-30, 2017 • McMinnville, OR
A three-day event during which Pinot Noir from around the world is paired with northwest cuisine.
Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience
October 19-21, 2017 • New York, NY
A three-day event during which tastings of the world’s best wines are conducted by the estates’ owners and winemakers themselves along with food pairings and a black-tie gala.
Next Date To be Determined
Robert Parker’s Matter of Taste
Last held 2/16 • New York, NY
Open exclusively to eRobertParker.com members. The ultimate insider wine experience, Matter of Taste combines expert Master Classes and an exclusive Tasting Reception featuring “Reviewers’ Choice” icon wines of the world.
James Suckling’s Great Wines of the Andes
Last held 9/16 • Miami, FL; New York, NY; Beverly Hills, CA
Discover magnificent wines and meet the producers from more than 50 of the best Argentine and Chilean wineries. Producers will show their top two wines, all selected and rated by internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling with 90 points or more.
Peter Liem’s La Fête du Champagne
Last held 11/16 • New York, NY
Features a Grand Tasting of two dozen top producers of Champagne, a series of highly-focused seminars presented by the industry’s leading experts, two exclusive dinners, and a Gala Dinner prepared by a team of top chefs led by Chef Daniel Boulud, to which guests bring treasured bottles of Champagne to share with winemakers, like-minded collectors, and sommeliers.
Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux
Last held 1/17 • Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; Toronto, ON; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA
A vintage Bordeaux tasting traveling show, with more than 50 estates pouring their most recent releases.
Slow Wine USA Tour
Last held 1/17 • San Francisco, CA; Seattle, CA; Austin, TX; New York, NY
A walk around tasting of over 70 Italian wine producers during which various factors of the wine and wineries are analyzed including wine quality, typicity and adherence to terroir, value for money, environmental sensitivity and ecologically sustainable viticultural practices.
La Festa del Barolo
Last held 2/17 • New York, NY
Hosted by Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media, this gala dinner and tastings showcase the wines of Barolo, personally provided by the proprietors fifteen top Barolo estates.
Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri USA Tour
Last held 2/17 • Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA
Open to the media, trade, and “Italian wine collectors,” a showcase of only the Italian wines that have won the coveted “Tre Bicchiere” recognition.
Last held 2/17 • New York, NY
Join Rieslingfeier winemakers, critics, and noted sommeliers for a German wine dinner and other events where the winemakers bring rare, back-vintage bottles directly from their cellar.
Great Wines of Italy hosted by James Suckling
Last held 3/17 • Miami, FL; New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA
A chance to meet the people and taste the wines of more than 150 top producers from Italy, all selected by James Suckling himself and pouring wines scoring 92 points or more.
La Paulée de New York
Last held 3/17 • New York, NY
Daniel Johnnes’ renowned five-day Burgundy event during which guests sample current releases as well as older vintages that come from the most popular domaines along with food pairings prepared by some of the world’s finest chefs.
Last held 4/17 • New York, NY
Grand Tasting and Gala Dinner with owners and proprietors of 50 of Bordeaux’s top chateaux.
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Based on vintage reports from VinConnect’s partner wineries.
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