Upcoming releases, wine events featuring top European estates and links to our favorite tools, publications, and review sites.
U.S. Wine Events
featuring top European estates
Next Date To Be Determined
Postponed and Rescheduling for 2021 • New York, NY
Grand Tasting and Gala Dinner with owners and proprietors of 24 of Bordeaux’s top chateaux.
Postponed and rescheduling for 2021 • 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.
Postponed and rescheduling for 2021 • Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; Las Vegas, NV
More than two hundred of the world’s finest wineries pouring one of their best wines at each stop.
Last held 11/18 • New York, NY
Another gala dinner and series of wine tastings modeled on La Paulee, this time celebrating the wines of the Northern Rhone Valley and featuring 12 of the top producers of Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Cornas, and St. Joseph.
Last held 1/19 • 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.
Last held 2/19 • New York, NY
A celebration of the wines of the Rhone Valley, north and south, featuring ~15 top producers and a series of events. The term La Tablée originates in the village of Ampuis in Côte-Rôtie and denotes the meal celebrating the end of the harvest (similar to Burgundy’s La Paulée)
Last held 9/19 • San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Miami, FL
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.
Last held 11/19 • 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.
Last held 11/19 • New York, NY
The ultimate insider wine experience, Matter of Taste combines a series of expert Master Classes as well as an exclusive Grand Walkabout Tasting featuring more than 300 “Reviewers’ Choice” icon wines of the world, all rated 93 points or higher.
Last held 1/20 • Various dates and cities
Traveling tour featuring dozens of the top Bordeaux chateaux tasting the most recent vintage (2016), with tickets for the public generally available from a local retail partner.
Last held 1/20 • Miami, FL
Discover magnificent wines and meet the producers from more than 100 of the best wineries from around the world. Producers will show their top two wines, all selected and rated by internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling with 90 points or more.
Last held 1/20 • 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 of 15 top Barolo estates.
Last held 2/20 • New York, NY
The Consorzio di Barolo and Barbaresco is hosting the inaugural launch of the new vintages (2016 and 2017, respectively) with a grand tasting and gala dinner featuring 200+ top producers from these regions.
Last held 2/20 • San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Denver, CO; New York, NY; Boston, MA
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.
Last held 2/20 • Chicago, IL; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, 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 2/20 • Dallas, TX; Beverly Hills, CA; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Miami, FL
A chance to meet the people and taste the wines of more than 200 top producers from Italy, all selected by James Suckling himself and pouring wines scoring 92 points or more.
Last held 3/20 • 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 7/19 • McMinnville, OR
A three-day event during which Pinot Noir from around the world is paired with northwest cuisine.
Expected in Mar 2021
Publications & Reviews
Our Favorite Blogs
- 1 Wine Dude
- Andre Ribeirinho
- Chasing the Vine
- Colorado Wine Press
- Dr. Vino
- Feiring Line
- Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog
- Grape Radio
- Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews
- HoseMaster of Wine
- Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog
- Jon Bonné (SF Blog)
- New York Cork Report
- NorCal Wine Blog
- On the Wine Trail in Italy
- RJ On Wine
- The Gray Report
- Wine Curmudgeon
- Wine Economist
- Wine Folly
- Wine Terroirs
- Wine Without Worry
- WineLines Online