Miami International Wine Fair: You Can Get in Cheap
|Miami Intenational Wine Fair|
|The Miami International Wine Fair's Grand Tasting Village features wines from 20 countries.|
Though the Miami International Wine Fair is entering its tenth year, chances are you haven't experienced it simply because the event is open only to the trade. To enter the Grand Tasting Village you normally must be a wine importer, broker, restaurateur, catering company, wine buyer, or a guest of one.
This year, however, the fair is allowing the public to participate in a full-day seminar of programs, which also includes entry into the Grand Tasting Village. Tickets to the Saturday-night afterparty at the Miami Beach Convention Center ($50) are also available. The full-day programs are surprisingly affordable. If you're serious about wine or just an amateur wino, this is a weekend you won't want to miss.
The full-day program seminars are listed below, and tickets can be purchased here.
Saturday, September 24 (full-day package, $125, includes all seminars and Grand Tasting Village)
The Pride of Argentina: Malbec and Torrontes - 11:30 a.m.
Bubbles: European Stars - 12:45 p.m.
South West: A New Direction for French Wine - 2 p.m.
Barolo Immersion - 3:15 p.m.
Essential Caribbean Luxury: Rum & Cigars - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 25 (full-day package, $105, includes all seminars and Grand Tasting Village)
Spanish Rock Stars From Rioja To Priorat - 11:30 a.m.
Riesling Renaissance - 12:45 p.m.
Peaks And Valleys: Exploring Chile - 2 p.m.
Piedmonte: Nebbiolo's Land And So Much More - 3:15 p.m.
Sake: Exploring Diversity And Elegance - 4:30 p.m.
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