I love me some wine. I love drinking samples of wine. I love drinking an unlimited amount of samples of wine. The one place to do that is the Virginia Wine Expo this weekend at the Convocation Center in Richmond from February 24-26. Get ready! Now, in its fifth year, the Virginia Wine Expo features exclusively Virginia wines with over 400 bottles to taste and sample. I’m not even sure if it’s humanly possible to sample everything without falling flat on your face at the end. So pace yourself, you got all day and even all weekend to sample. So, go to virginiawineexpo.com to purchase tickets. I already got mine for Friday evening! Can’t wait!!
After sampling so many wines, you’ll get the munchies. Believe me. Luckily for you and me, there are some gourmet food vendors giving samples of their food. You might go back for seconds or fifths, but hey, it’s there for you to sample :) I love the food, but I think the greatest thing about this event is the celebration of Virginia wine. There are a buttload of wineries popping up everywhere in the state of Virginia, it’s just freaking amazing to get them all under one roof to sample. It’s a good thing.
Here’s the itinerary for the weekend! Go get a ticket and I hope to see you there!
Friday, Feb. 24
Noon – 2 p.m. – Virginia Wine Lovers’ Luncheon @ Acacia Mid-Town presented by Richmond magazine
4 – 6:30 p.m. – Prelude to the Expo Soiree @ Bistro 27 presented by Richmond magazine
5:30 – 10 p.m. – Walk-Around Grand Tasting presented by Mercedes-Benz
9 – 1 a.m. – After Hours @ T. Miller’s
Saturday, Feb. 25
Noon – 2 p.m. – Late Winter Harvest Luncheon @ Lemaire presented by Richmond magazine
Noon – 8 p.m. – Walk-Around Grand Tasting presented by Mercedes-Benz
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. – VA Wine & Hors d’ oeuvres Reception @ The Tobacco Company Restaurant
1 – 2:00 p.m. – SEMINAR: Fresh Southern Favorites & Virginia Wine
2 – 3:30 p.m. – SEMINAR: Your ‘Pleasure’ Senses and Professional Wine Tasting Techniques
3 – 4:00 p.m. – SEMINAR: Why Virginia? The State of Virginia Wine
4 – 5:00 a.m. – SEMINAR: Modern Charcuterie & Virginia Wines
8 – 1:00 a.m. – After Hours @ T. Miller’s
Sunday, Feb. 26
11:30 – 2 p.m. – Virginia Wine + Brunch @ Selba presented by Richmond magazine
Noon – 5 p.m. – Walk-Around Grand Tasting presented by Mercedes-Benz
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