Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
On the East Side of Manhattan, representatives from countries all over the world meet to discuss international law and politics with the goal of achieving world peace. Good luck with that. This past weekend representatives from countries all over the world met on the other side of town to discuss something a little less depressing. Wine! From March second to the forth, the fifth annual New York Wine Expo took the stage showcasing wines of the world at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s West Side.
Although seminars were available on topics like tasting and Rhone valley wines, the main event was the Grand Tasting. Over 600 wines from 150 producers were on display and available for the mob of curious, thirsty New Yorkers to sample and inquire about as they made their way through the Special Events Hall of the massive Javits building. Whether or not they remembered everything (or anything) they tasted was up to them. Four hours of tasting—no matter how small the pour—will do some work, and the spit buckets that graced the tables were noticeably not full. Needless to say, everyone had a great time.