Vinexpo New York and Wine Spectator came together to create a prestigious showcase to highlight wines at the expo that have been rated 90+ points by Wine Spectator. This unique showcase was open exclusively to exhibitors whose wines have received ratings of 90 points or higher (“outstanding” on the 100-point scale) from Wine Spectator. The showcase displayed each verified 90+ rated wine, the exhibitor stand number and included the official Wine Spectator review. The Wine Spectator 90+ Club showcase was open throughout the duration of the expo – located on the level one stage.
The Wine Origins Alliance works to ensure wine region names are protected and not abused or miscommunicated to consumers worldwide. Its 23 members represent premier wine regions in North America, Europe and Australia. On March 5th the Wine Origins Alliance held a press conference at 2PM to announce issues concerning the protection of wine origins. Immediately following the press conference, the Alliance hosted a tasting event which featured wines from the following regions: Barossa, Bordeaux, Bourgogne/Chablis, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Long Island, Napa Valley, Oregon, Paso Robles, Texas and Willamette Valley.