Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Boston Travel Show & Craft Beer Tasting

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Boston Globe Travel Show is coming to the Boston Seaport this weekend February 10-12, 2017.

I've been given 2 tickets to the Northeast Craft Beer Pavilion Session A on Friday February 10 from 6-8:30PM (a $70 value) to give away. These tickets include admission to the Boston Globe Travel Show. Because the Beer Pavilion is 21+ entrants and their guest must be 21 years or older. A form of ID will be required to pick up the tickets at will call along with entering the Beer Pavilion the day of the show.

I'll choose a winner at random from the entries.

Two ways to enter: 

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post saying you'd like to be entered in the drawing
  2. Tweet a link to this post
If you leave a comment and tweet a link you'll get 2 entries, increasing your chances of winning.

Contest closes Tuesday February 7th at 11:59pm eastern time.
Winner will be announced Wednesday morning by 9:00a.

Some highlights throughout the weekend include:

  • 3 sampling sessions and a Sunday Lord Hobo’s Brunch Bites & Brews at the Northeast Craft Beer Pavilion with tastings of nearly 100 beers and ciders from over 40 breweries
  • 1,000 Places to See Before You Die author Patricia Schultz will be hosting a two seminars: “Emerging Destinations: Iran, Cuba, Myanmar and Antarctica,” and "U.S. & Canada."
  • Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of Frommer Travel Guides and award-winning travel journalist, will be speaking about "Insider Tips for Creating Great Vacations in All Price Ranges”
  • Boston Globe travel writer Chris Muther will give his tips for "The Digital Traveler: Best Apps, Photos & Travel Products"
  • Cultural dancer performances from the Philippines and Dominican Republic, including showing you some basic steps of Merengue and Bachata
Here's info on the breweries:

And here's my in depth guide to the show:

Questions or comments? Drop me an email or ping me on Twitter @RobertDwyer

I'll look forward to selecting a winner from the comments and tweets.


Dates set for Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2017

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!

Are you planning to go to one of these events? Ping me on Twitter @RobertDwyer or drop me an email if so or if you've got questions about past events I might be able to help with.



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