Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2017 dates and locations have been announced. They are:
- Las Vegas May 6, 2017 (a Saturday)
- Chicago May 9, 2017 (a Tuesday)
- Miami May 12, 2017 (a Friday)
These events are high end walk-around tastings of 200+ wines rated 90+ by Wine Spectator along with a light buffet. Early bird tickets cost $225.
Las Vegas and Chicago are common locations for these events. I like the inclusion of Miami as [I believe] a new venue for us east coasters. Along with the New York Wine Experience each fall this presents a well balanced set of options for these tastings.
Is it worth it?
$225 is indeed a big chunk of change for a wine tasting. But like I've said before these events provide an efficient and enjoyable way to develop a relatable frame of reference for many of the world's great wines.
Here are reviews of past Wine Spectator Grand Tours:
I didn't make it to a 2016 Grand Tour event (they were in New York, DC, and Vegas but somehow didn't rise to the top of my priority stack). I couldn't help but check flights for the event in Miami. Lots of options for an out and back from Boston on AA. We'll see!