In these times of pandemic and social distancing, the world seems upside-down. But even while we grapple with disruption and difficulty, we can continue to enjoy the quiet pleasures of good food and wine at home.
Unfortunately, events that bring wine lovers together in larger numbers must wait for better days. Therefore, following the guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to protect the well-being of our attendees and winery representatives, we are obliged to reschedule Wine Spectator's 2020 Grand Tour, which showcases wineries from around the world for tastings in three cities.
However, we have worked with our host venues and are pleased to announce new dates for all three tastings:
Washington, D.C.: Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 (Ronald Reagan Building)
Chicago: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 (Navy Pier)
Las Vegas: Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 (The Mirage)
In the meantime, the Wine Spectator staff will continue to bring you information about the wine world. Along with our regular wine coverage, we are posting frequent updates on the impact of COVID-19 on the wine and restaurant industries.
We are excited about the next issue of Wine Spectator magazine, May 31, which will ship to subscribers in a couple of weeks. Our cover story profiles a remarkable woman who has surmounted challenges and has found great success in her native Napa Valley.
During this time of isolation, we invite you to join our virtual communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Let us know what you're experiencing, and about the wines that are uplifting your spirits—our staff looks forward to engaging with you.
These are difficult times for everyone, and tragic for many. We stand in solidarity with our community and have confidence we will see this through. We hope to see you in person in celebration when the Grand Tour finally arrives. The more than 200 wineries, from 16 countries around the world, will appreciate your support more than ever. And it will be a happy occasion to raise our glasses together.
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