Bigger, better, bolder than ever: Boston Wine Expo 2014

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Twenty three years ago, the Boston Wine Expo began at the Boston Harbor Hotel with the intent to educate the next generation of wine consumers. One of the country’s biggest and most respected celebrations of wine, food and culture, The Boston Wine Expo, will take place at The Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center on Feb. 15 &16, from 1-5 p.m., where almost every major wine producing area is going to be represented.

One overlooked aspect of The Boston Wine Expo is the charity component. The Boston guild has distributed, in total, $1.2 million. The largest single component goes to New England (Tufts) Medical Summer Camp for Children and three community health centers. Each year, the guild sends 225 children to summer camp, thanks to The Boston Wine Expo.

General Admission tickets prices are as follows: Saturday: $95 per person; Sunday: $85 per person; Weekend Pass: $145 per person. General admission tickets include entry, a Boston Wine Expo souvenir glass to taste wine samples from over 300 wine producers, complimentary food samples from scores of providers and access to live cooking demonstrations.

VIP Experience ticket prices are as follows: Saturday: $145 per person; Sunday: $135 per person; Weekend Pass: $145 per person. VIP Experience tickets include immediate entry through the VIP entrance, a welcome champagne toast, complimentary private coat check, access to the VIP lounge, an upgraded Boston Wine Expo souvenir glass to taste wine samples from over 300 wine producers, complimentary food samples from scores of providers and access to live cooking demonstrations.

For those looking to take the elevator home after a long day of sipping, there are exclusively priced accommodations available at the Seaport Hotel (Friday & Saturday: $225 per night; Sunday: $185 per night).

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