If you're a wine lover without a ticket, you're going to miss the most exciting wine event of the year. Wine Spectator's 35th annual New York Wine Experience is completely sold out.
More than 6,500 wine lovers from around the world will meet Oct. 22–24 at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel for the event, proceeds of which support the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation.
Two evening Grand Tastings will present 267 of the world's greatest wines, all rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator. Daytime seminars feature vertical tastings of Château Mouton-Rothschild and Bodegas Vega Sicilia, among other highlights. The gala Grand Awards Banquet closes the event. H. William Harlan of Napa Valley will receive the Distinguished Service Award, Dow Vintage Port 2011 will be recognized as the 2014 Wine of the Year, and eight restaurants will be honored as first-time recipients of the Grand Award. (For a detailed program, visit WSwineexperience.com).
"We are very proud of this year's program of featured speakers and wines," said Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator. "Through the generosity of the producers and the attendees, the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation can continue its important work in funding education and research in the wine, culinary and hospitality fields. We are looking forward to a great 35th-anniversary celebration."
For those who missed out, next year's New York Wine Experience will be Oct. 20-22, 2016.