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Grand Opening Reception

Friday, January 9
Reception, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Wharf Room, $100

A Boston tradition and the cultural beginning of the New Year, join us to celebrate the opening night of the 26th Annual Boston Wine Festival. Sample more than 50 wines from the many wineries featured in this year’s Festival and savor selections from Chef Daniel Bruce’s bountiful buffet.

People who enjoy the Opening Reception may also enjoy the Valentines/Jazz Brunch, the Mediterranean Reception as well as the Cabernet Reception

Grand Opening Reception Menu

Cold Passed

Apricot, Cumin and Zucchini Rollatini

California Rolls with Wasabi Honey Mayo

Smoked Turkey and Celery Root Skewers

Hot Passed

Parmesan and Robiola Cheese Puffs

Maine Lobster and Coconut Soup Sips

Mint and Shyraz Agro Dolce Glazed Baby Lamb Chops

Cheese Station

Selection of World Artisan Cheeses with Walnut Bread Slivers and Winter Fruit Compotes

Antipasto Station

Selection of Mortadella, Prosciutto, Bresaola, Linquica, Fennel Confit, Smoked Peppers and Marinated Crimini Bread Sticks and Focaccia

Cold Buffet-White Wines

Saffron and Champagne Steamed Clams and Maine Lobsters

Chicken Confit, Truffle and Leek Salad

Baby Shrimp, Tomato, Green Curry and Zucchini Salad

Flash Fried Nantucket Scallops Yuzo Tossed Red Watercress

Smoked Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Root Vegetables and Sage Dressing

Hot Buffet-White Wines

Parmesan Cheese, Truffle and Spinach Risotto

Pan Seared Hake Cakes in a Caper and Sauvignon Blanc Sauce

Cold Buffet-Red Wines

Roasted Golden Beet, Green Bean and Barley Cous Cous

Pan Roasted Jumbo Fluke, Orzo, Lemon and Black Olive Salad

Seared Yellow Fin Tuna, Tomato Panzanella Salad

Shredded Duck, Wild Mushrooom, Green Onion and Chestnut Salad

Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Black Rice and Fennel Salad

Hot Buffet-Red Wines

Vermont Cheddar Laced Creamy Butterball Potatoes

Lamb and Basil Bolognese with Cardamom Tossed Pappardelle

Carving

Coulibiac of Scottish Salmon Champagne Saffron Sauce

Coriander and Black Currant Rubbed Aged Beef Sirloin with a Caramelized Red Onion Jus

Desserts

Selection of Mini Pastries

 

Wines That Were Served at the Grand Opening Reception of the 26th Annual Boston Wine Festival

Horizon Beverage Company

Darioush Winery, Participating in a Wine Dinner on January 23rd

2011 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Signature Viognier

Revana Family Vineyards, Participating in a Wine Dinner on February 26th

2012 Alexana Red Label Pinot Noir

2013 Alexana Reisling

Robert Mondavi Winery

2011 Robert Mondavi Oakville BDX

Blackbird Vineyards

2011 Blackbird Arise Red Blend

Domaine Ferret

2011 Domaine Ferret "Pouilly Fuisse"

 

Ruby Wines
Groth Vineyards & Winery, Participating in a Seminar and Wine Dinner on February 19th

2013 Sauvignon Blanc

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Davis Family Vineyards, Participating in the Rising Stars Wine Dinner on February 27th

2012 “Soul Patch” Pinot Noir

2012 “Star Ridge” Pinot Noir

Casey Flat Ranch, Participating in the Rising Stars Wine Dinner on February 27th

2013 Sauvignon Blanc

2012 “CFR Red”

Lail Vineyards, Participating in a Wine Dinner on March 13th

2013 “Blueprint” Sauvignon Blanc

2012 “Blueprint” Cabernet Sauvignon

Elyse Winery, Participating in a Seminar and Wine Dinner on March 19th

2008 “Morisoli” Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 “Morisoli” Zinfandel

 

Carolina Wine and Spirits

St. Supéry, Participating in a Wine Dinner on January 14th

2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa,

Trinchero Napa Valley, Participating in a Wine Dinner on February 5th  

2010  Merlot, Chicken Ranch Vineyard, St Helena, Napa

2010  Meritage, Napa

Drouhin, Participating in a Seminar and Wine Dinner on March 25th

2012 Domaine Drouhin Reserve du Vaudon Chablis, Burgundy, France

2012 Domaine Drouhin, Cotes de Nuits Villages, Burgundy, France

Domaine Chandon

NV Domaine Chandon, Brut Rose, Carneros

Castello Di Ama

2010 Castello Di Ama, 'Haiku' Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc & Merlot, Tuscany, Italy

Frog's Leap Winery

2012 Frog's Leap, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa


United Liquors

Chappellet, Participating in a Seminar and Wine Dinner on February 11th  

2012 Chardonnay

2012 Mountain Cuveé

Domaine Francois Villard, Participating in a  Wine Dinner on February 18th  

2011 Villard Deponcins Viognier

2011 Villard St Joseph Mairlant

Larkin Wine, Participating in a Wine Dinner on March 5th

2012 Larkin Cabernet Franc

Roederer Estate

NV Roederer Estate Brut


Classic Wine Imports

Hall and Walt, Participating in a Wine Dinner on January 22nd  

2011 Hall Merlot Napa Valley

2012 Walt Pinot Noir Blue Jay

Grigch, Participating in a Wine Dinner on January 29th

2012 Napa Valley Fumé Blanc

2009 Napa Valley Zinfandel

Andrew Will, Participating in a Wine Dinner on February 6th  

2010 Ciel du Cheval Red Mountain Vineyard Red

2010 Champoux Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills Red

Paitin, Participating in  a Wine Dinner on February 20th

2013 Langhe, Arneis, White Estate Bottled

2013 Dolcetto D’ Alba Sori’ Paitin Red Estate Bottled

Marchesi Fumanelli, Participating in a Wine Dinner on March 4th

2009 Terso Bianco Veneto

2010 Squarano Classico Doc Superiore Valpolicella

Trefethen, Participating in a Wine Dinner on March 12th

2012  Chardonnay

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Winebow

Zenato, Participating in a Seminar and Wine Dinner on January 28th  

2011 Zenato Lugana Riserva, Veneto

2010 Zenato Amarone, Veneto

Merryvale Vineyards

2010 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa

Lanson

NV Lanson Black Label, Champagne

Triga

2012 Triga, Alicante, Spain

Ordonez

2012 Ordonez # 1, Selecion Especial, Malaga, Spain

Boston Wine Festival

St. Supéry

Wednesday, January 14
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $145

 

St. Supéry is the largest family-owned, sustainably produced estate in Napa Valley. They are committed to sustainability and land stewardship. We welcome Emma Swain, CEO, who will host our opening dinner and present a fabulous collection of these elegant wines highlighted with their Elu and Virtu blends, along with signature Chef Bruce pairings.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Grigch, Hanzell, Groth, as well as Trefethen

Wine List and Menu:

Reception:

2012 Dollarhide Vineyard Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

First Course:

2012 Virtú

PAN ROASTED WINTER FLUKE

Lemon Pear Butter

Second Course:

2010 Rutherford Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot

2012 Élu

HICKORY SMOKED ROAST COLORADO LAMB CHOP

Baby White Turnips, Fava Beans, and Kimbe Carrots

Third Course:

2012 Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2005 Dollarhide Cabernet Sauvignon

AGED CHEDDAR CANNELLONI

Melted Fennel and Cabernet Oxtail Braise

Fourth Course:

WARM DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE

Peppermint Ice Cream and Pecan Brittle

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Battle of the Cabernets

Thursday, January 15 and Friday, January 16
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $235

 

A favorite event and the Festival’s most coveted theme dinner continues. The Battle of the Cabernets series showcases Napa Valley’s stars, while a distinguished panel of cabernet experts leads us through a blind tasting of California Cabernets. Experience the variety of dishes Chef Daniel Bruce matches perfectly to these powerful wines, and vote for your favorite in this year’s “battle.”

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Meritage Madness, Revana, Opus One and Diamond Creek

Battle of the Cabernets Menu:

CHAR GRILLED WILD STRIPED BASS

Cabernet Lobster Broth and Black Tuscan Kale

CHESTNUT AND PORCINI RISOTTO

Shaved Bresoala, Caramelized Italian Onions

BLACK CURRANT AND CABERNET BRIASED BONELESS SHORT RIB

Blue Delight Squash, Baby Brussels Sprout

WARM AGED JASPER HILL CHEDDAR CHEESE AND BRIOCHE PUDDING

Tiny Turnips and Red Wine Syrup

 

Thursday Night's Cabernet Selection:

2009 Elyse Tietjen Vineyard

2012 Estate Frogs Leap

2010 Grgich Hills Estate

2010 Groth Reserve

2011 Hall

2012 Larkin

2010 Merryvale Reserve

2010 Robert Foley

Friday Night's Cabernet Selection:

2009 Elyse Tietjen Vineyard

2012 Estate Frogs Leap

2010 Grgich Hills Estate

2011 Hall

2012 Larkin

2010 Pritchard Hill Chappellet

2010 Reserve Groth

2010 Robert Foley

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Pinot Dinner

Wednesday, January 21
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $175
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Menu and Wine List for the Pinot Dinner

Reception

2010 Argyle Sparkling Brut Rosé

First Course

2012 Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand

2011 Jadot Gevrey Chambertin, Burgundy, France

PINOT AND RED CURRANT GLAZED ATLANTIC HALIBUT

Celery Root Crisp

Second Course

2011 Domaine Drouhin Laurene, Willamette Valley, Oregon

2011 Domaine Lignier Michelot Morey, St. Denis, France

YELLOW FIN TUNA TARTAR

Salted Capers and Cipollini Onion Confit

Third Course

2012 Sean Thackery Cassiopeia, Anderson Valley, California

2008 La Pineta Pinot Nero Toscana I.G.T. Tuscany, Italy

SLOW BRAISED SMOKED PORK BELLY

Wild Mushrooms, Creamy Polenta

Fourth Course

2012 Foxen Block 8, Santa Barbara, California

2012 Hamilton Russell Estate Pinot, South Africa

COLORADO LAMB AND WINTER VEGETABLE STEW

Steamed Black Pepper Dumpling

Long-time Festival friend Howie Rubin returns to host an incredible evening featuring one of the world’s most renowned grape varietals –pinot noir. Tonight will feature many well-known pinot noirs from Burgundy and South Africa in a side by side comparison with their Californian and Oregon counterparts.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Hanzell, Paitin, Rising Stars and Drouhin

 

 

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Hall and Walt

Thursday, January 22
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $165
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Menu and Wine List

Reception:

2012 Chardonnay, La Brisa Sonoma County

First Course:

2011 Pinot Noir La Brisa, Sonoma County

2012 Pinot Noir Blue Jay

CHAR SEARED PINOT BLUEBERRY GLAZED YELLOW FIN TUNA

Rapini Greens and Sweet Garlic Cream

Second Course:

2011 Merlot Napa Valley

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

GRILLED RED GROUPER

Red Chief Lentils, Chantenay Carrots,

Ras El Hanout

Third Course:

2011 Hall 'Bergfeld' Cabernet Saint Helena, Napa Valley

SMOKEY ROASTED KOBE FLANK STEAK

German Butterball Potatoes and Trumpet Royale Mushrooms

Fourth Course:

RED WINE POACHED SECKEL PEAR

Warm Spice Cake


Kathryn Walt Hall returns to host a dinner featuring wines from Hall Winery, known for their well-balanced cabernets produced from specific blocks in and around Napa. She will also present her family-owned Walt Wines which makes distinctive Pinots and Chardonnays from grapes harvested from the Central Coast of California to the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Darioush and Larkin

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Darioush

Friday, January 23
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $175
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Menu and Wine List

Reception:

2012 Signature Viognier Napa Valley

First Course:

2012 Signature Chardonnay Napa Valley

PAN ROASTED WILD NEW ENGLAND BLACK BASS

Fresh Garbanzo Beans and White Asparagus Cream

Second Course:

2011 Capataz Malbec Mendoza Argentina

2011 Signature Cabernet Franc Napa

FIVE SPICE AND PEPPER CURED SONOMA SQUAB

Toasted Pistachio Sauce and Fava Leaves

Third Course:

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2010 Darius II

WOOD GRILLED PINELAND FARMS ORGANIC SIRLOIN

Macomber Turnip Puree, Brussels Sprout Leaves, Black Currant Drizzle

Fourth Course:

2007 Shahpar Late Harvest

WARM PEACH CLAUFOUTI

Green Cardamom Ice Cream

 

Most noted for its Bordeaux-style estate wines, Darioush crafts fine wines from its vineyards located in the appellations of Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder and Oak Knoll. Join Allen Papp from the winery as he discusses the winery’s sensible approach to winemaking, while tasting through their chardonnay, viognier, shiraz, pinot noir and Bordeaux varietals and finishing with their late harvest Shahpar, named after Darioush’s wife.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Hall and Walt and Larkin

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Zenato

Wednesday, January 28
Seminar and Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $175
Dinner Only, 7:30 p.m.  $145
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Seminar Wine List

2012 Alanera I.G.T.

2010 Ripassa D.O.C.

2010 Amarone D.O.C.

2008 Amarone Classico Riserva Sergio Zenato

Dinner Menu and Wine List

Reception:
2011 Lugana Brut D.O.C.

First Course:

2011 Lugana Riserva Sergio Zenato D.O.C.

GARLIC AND PARSLEY SAUTÉED CAPE COD RAZOR CLAMS

Black and White Pappardelle

Second Course:

2010 Ripassa D.O.C.

WARM SEMOLINA PUDDING

Wild Mushroom, Cipollini Onion and Ripassa Sauce

Third Course:

2012 Alanera I.G.T.

2007 Cressaso I.G.T.

GOLDEN POTATO GNOCCHI

Dried Cherries, Parmesan Sage Cream and Duck Prosciutto

Fourth Course:

2010 Amarone D.O.C.

2008 Amarone Classico Riserva Sergio Zenato

BOLLITO DI CARNE

Pepper Veronese “Peara” Sauce

 

 


Founded in 1960, the Zenato family has set the bar on how great Italian wine can taste. Second generation Nadia Zenato continues the commitment to produce these outstanding wines. Come experience a guided tour through Italy’s Lake Garda and Valpolicella Classico region. Allow your palate to experience one of the most important milestones in Zenato’s wine-making evolution, its production of Amarones.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Marchesi Fumanelli

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Grgich

Thursday, January 29
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $165
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Wine List and Menu

Reception

2012 Napa Valley Fumé Blanc

First Course

2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay              

TOASTED ALMOND BRITTLE TOPPED WINTER FLOUNDER 

Orange & Golden Potato Sauce

Second Course

2010 Napa Valley Zinfandel                   

2009 Napa Valley Merlot   

TUSCAN KALE STUFFED ROAST GUINEA HEN               

Wild Rice & Barberries

Third Course

2006 Napa Valley Cabernet                             

2009 Napa Valley Cabernet

GRILLED PINELAND FARM PRIME SIRLOIN                  

Foie Gras Sauce & Cabernet Braised Cabbage       

Fourth Course

WARM GREEN APPLE CROSTADA

Mulled Cider Sorbet

Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley and founded by legendary winemaker Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, this winery is among the most recognized in California. Daughter, Violet Grgich, will showcase their richly textured and understated wines, from classic Napa Chardonnays, Zinfandels and Cabernets to the vineyard’s dessert wine, Violetta. Seize the opportunity to delight in the most discriminating wine and food aficionados.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy St. Supéry, Hanzell, Groth as well as Trefethen

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Meritage Madness

Friday, January 30
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $235
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Menu

PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED SLOW ROASTED MONKFISH

Sautéed Chard and Creamy Tomato Sauce

DUCK AND DRIED CHERRY CANNELLONI

Foie Gras and Cardamom Sauce

ROAST COLORADO LAMB SIRLOIN

Fava Beans and Fennel Sauce

MELTED VERMONT TARENTAISE CHEESE

Smokey Wild Mushroom and Braised Beef Filled Crepe

Wine List

2009 Bernardus Marinus

2009 Cain Five

2006 Dominus

2011 Gemstone

2011 Joseph Phelps

2008 Miner AIA

2011 Quintessa

2010 Trinchero Meritage

Inspired by Daniel Bruce’s award-winning restaurant Meritage, we present Meritage Madness. This year we will taste many different vintages of these Bordeaux-style wines from Sonoma and Napa Valley. Participants will have the opportunity to taste contrasting styles, hear commentary from our panel of wine professionals and vote on your favorite Meritage of the night.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Battle of the Cabernets, Revana, Opus One, and Diamond Creek

February

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Hanzell

Wednesday, February 4
Dinner 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $185
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Wine List

Reception:

2012 Sebella Chardonnay

First Course:

2012 Chardonnay

2007 Chardonnay

Second Course:

2013 Sebella Pinot Noir
2012 Pinot Noir

Third Course:

2005 Pinot Noir

Fourth Course:

Dessert

From high in the Sonoma Mountains, Hanzell produces handcrafted Burgundian style Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Winemaker Michael McNeill hosts this dinner featuring their old world style of chardonnay and pinot noir. He will discuss their philosophy and approach to creating these great examples of reserve style wines in California. A fabulous meal by Chef Bruce will follow.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy the Pinot Dinner and St. Supéry

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Trinchero

Thursday, February 5
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $175
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 Wine List

Reception:

2013 Mary's Vineyard, Savignon Blanc, Calistoga Napa Valley

First Course:

2010  Merlot, Chicken Ranch Vineyard, Rutherford Napa Valley

2010 Day Break Block Merlot Vista Montone Vineyard Napa Valley

Second Course:

2011 Haystack Vineyard Malbec Atlas Peak Napa Valley

2010 Meritage Napa Valley

Third Course:  

2009 Haystack Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak Napa Valley

2009 Clouds Nest Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder Napa Valley

Fourth Course:

2011 Mary's Vineyard Semillon Calistoga Napa Valley

 

Started in 1948, Trinchero is a well-recognized name in the Napa Valley. Winemaker Mario Monticelli will present the Napa Valley small production estates portfolio which focuses on single vineyard selections. With a total production of only 12,000 cases these wines represent some of the best handcrafted wines in Napa. Enjoy their range of single vineyard designated wines from sauvignon blanc to cabernet as Mario discusses his approach to craft winemaking.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy the Pinot Dinner, St. Supery and Hanzell

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Andrew Will

Friday, February 6
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $145
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Reception:

2013 Cuvée Lucia Viognier, Columbia Valley

First Course:

2012 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley

“PASTRAMI” KING OF SALMON

White Cornmeal, Lavender and Red Onion Polenta

Second Course:

2010 Ciel du Cheval Red Mountain Vineyard Red

CHERRY GLAZED ROAST MUSCOVY DUCK BREAST

Golden Potato Sauce and Brown Beech Mushrooms

Third Course:

2010 Sorella, Champoux Vineyard, Red Wine

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

MUSTARD RUBBED HICKORY SMOKED PETIT FILET MIGNON

Washington State Sheep Cheese Sauce and Walnut Oil

Fourth Course:

Dessert along with Pollard Coffee

Situated on the small island of Vashon located off of Seattle, Chris Camarda has been quietly making some of the most highly acclaimed merlots and Bordeaux blends in all of Washington State for the past two decades. Robert Parker has gone as far as saying that his wines have almost “perfect tannins”. Join Chris for this rare opportunity to get a glimpse into his winemaking philosophy, and how he is consistently able to produce such extraordinary wine.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Larkin and Elyse Seminar and Dinner

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Chappellet

Wednesday, February 11
Seminar and Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $195
Dinner Only, 7:30 p.m. $165

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Chappellet is a true hillside winery, residing 1,200 feet above the floor of Napa Valley. It is one of the first high-elevation vineyards built on the philoso­phy of sustainable farming. Chappellet wines have been sought after by collec­tors for their intensity and longevity. Cyril Chappellet, the family’s second genera­tion co-owner, will begin the evening with a seminar, and then will present his portfolio of wines from Pritchard Hill which showcases the great fruit extraction of these mountain wines.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy the Châteauneuf du Pape Thursday Dinner, Châteauneuf du Pape Friday Dinner, Domaine Francois Villard and Diamond Creek

Clos des Papes

Clos des Papes

Thursday, February 12

Clos des Papes 

Dinner, 7 p.m., the Atlantic Room, $165

Ambassador Alain Junguenet and his son, John, return with one of the most legendary wine makers of  Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vincent Avril, owner of Clos des Papes.He produces only one white and one red, which are widely considered to be two of the best wines of the region, and have garnered numerous accolades including more top 10 placements from Wine Spectator than any other winery in the world. This will be Vincent Avril's FIRST TIME hosting a wine dinner in the United States!

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Wine List for the Evening:

White Clos des Papes Vintages:

2000

2004

2012

Red Clos des Pape Vintages:

2003 Wine Spectator #2 in Top 100

2010 Wine Spectator #4 in Top 100

2008 from 3 Liter bottles

2000 from 1.5 Liter 

2007 

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Friday, February 13
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $165

Tickets for Châteauneuf-du-Pape are now SOLD OUT!

Reception:

Michèle Capdepon, Blanquette de Limoux Brut

First Course:

2009 Domaine Michel, Viré-Clessé ‘Quintaine

2009 Bernard Gripa, Saint-Péray ‘Les Figuiers’

2009 Ernest Burn Alsace Grand Cru Goldert Clos St. Imer Riesling

Second Course:

2000 Château Fortia, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

2001 Le Vieux Donjon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Third Course:

2011 Domaine Olivier Hillaire, Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Cuvée Classique’ Rouge

2011 Clos des Papes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Fourth Course:

2005 Château d’Arlay, Côtes du Jura ‘Vin Jaune’

2013 Château Guiraud, Bordeaux Blanc ‘Le G de Guiraud’

Ambassador Alain Junguenet and his son, John, once again host a soirée featuring one of the most valued wine regions of the world, the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.They will also showcase French wines from their portfolio for the first and the last courses. This is a collection of hand picked, small family owned estates. Chef Bruce will create a meal influenced by the culture and heritage of this special region.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Chappellet, and Domaine Francois Villard

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Valentine’s Dinner Dance

Saturday, February 14
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Wharf Room, $215
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Champagne is for more than just toasting! Chef Daniel Bruce once again shows his rare talents with his perfectly matched, all-Champagne dinner featuring wines from Moët & Chandon, including Moët Imperial Rosé and everyone’s favorite, Dom Perignon. Share a romantic evening of live music and dancing, coupled with incredible wine and food.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy the Valentines/Jazz Brunch

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Valentine/ Jazz Brunch

Sunday, February 15
Brunch, reservations between 10 a.m. and
2 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $95

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Join us at our beautiful waterfront location for a fantastic finale to our Valentine’s weekend. Enjoy our favorite Moët & Chandon Champagne and the view of Boston Harbor. Enjoy a lavish buffet while delighting in the authentic sounds of a New Orleans Jazz band. Experience the essence of the Big Easy while enjoying wine chosen to complement Chef Bruce’s interpretation of Creole dishes. Don’t miss out on this chance to enjoy the perfect ending to this romantic weekend.

People who enjoy this brunch may also enjoy the Opening Reception, the Mediterranean Reception as well as the Cabernet Reception

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Domaine Francois Villard

Wednesday, February 18
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $145
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This small winery is located in the Northern Rhone. Francois Villard founded the winery in 1990’s and is known as a Condrieu master. He hand picks his grapes on the steep slopes and picks them at maximum ripeness which results in a rich and concentrated wine. Join Francois as he enriches us with these age-worthy intense wines and taste first-hand why this small Domaine has such a well known reputation.

People who enjoy this may enjoy the Châteauneuf du Pape Thursday Dinner, Châteauneuf du Pape Friday Dinner,  as well as Chappellet Seminar and Dinner

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Groth

Thursday, February 19
Seminar and Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $195
Dinner Only 7:30 p.m. $165
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This family-owned Winery Founded in 1982 by Dennis and Judy Groth is located in Oakville. This year we are proud to have their daughter Suzanne host this dinner. The evening will begin with a special seminar featuring their 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010 Oakville Reserve Cabernets. The evening will continue with a four-course dinner and finish with their late harvest 2005 sauvignon blanc available only at the winery.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy St. Supéry, Trefethen, Hanzell and Grgich

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Paitin

Friday, February 20
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $155
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Paitin was established in 1796 with the first Barbaresco Sorì Paitin bottled in 1893. This Piedmontese winery located on the hillsides of Nieve has been producing outstanding Barbarescos ever since, along with Arneis, Barberas, Dolcettos and Nebbiolos. Seventh generation winemaker, Giovanni Pasquero, will present these artisan wines at dinner. Chef Bruce will create Northern Italian fare to complement these estate wines.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Castello di Cacchiano

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Castello di Cacchiano

Wednesday, February 25
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $145
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Wine List

Reception:

2010 Brut Rose

First Course:

2011 Toscana Rosso

Second Course:

2006 Chianti Classico Riserva

2007 Chianti Classico Riserva

2009 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Third Course:

2007 Toscana Rosso Fonte Merlano

Fourth Course:

2003 Vin Santo

This winery has a truly amazing history, as the property and castle have been in the Ricasoli family for over 1,000 years. Located in the heart of Chianti, their wines reflect the best of the Sangiovese grape. Giovanni Ricasoli joins us for the first time to lead a tasting through their Rosato, Rosso, and D.O.C.G. Chianti wines as Chef Bruce prepares a Tuscan-inspired meal.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Paitin

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Revana

Thursday, February 26
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $185
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Wine List:

Reception

2011 Riesling, Revana Vineyard, Alexana

First Course

2012 Chardonnay, Revana Vineyard, Alexana

Second Course

2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Red Label

2011 Pinot Noir, Revana Vineyard, Alexana

Third Course

2011 Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina, Corazon Del Sol

2011 Soleado, Corazon Del Sol

Fourth Course

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa

Dr. Madaiah Revana is in pursuit of the best vineyard sites and winemaking practices throughout the world.  He has planted vineyards in Napa Valley, Willamette Valley Oregon and Mendoza Argentina. Revana, Alexana and Corazon del Sol wineries offer the opportunity to experience premium wines that capture the best of Napa, Oregon and Argentina's unique terroir.  The winemaking techniques reveal a transparency between the vineyard and the cellar.  These wines are farmed organically, with honest winemaking practices.  Respect and integrity for the vineyard lead to balanced, complex and vibrant wines with depth and clarity.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Battle of the Cabernets, Meritage Madness, Opus and Diamond Creek

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Rising Stars

Friday, February 27
Dinner 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $155
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Our tradition of presenting new and exciting wineries continues this year with Davis Family Vineyards and Casey Flat Ranch Vineyards. Davis Family produces a wide selection of wines from their Russian River winery, while Casey Flat Ranch, located in the Vaca Mountain Valley, produces Rhone and Bordeaux varietals. This is a great opportunity to try different wines from different locations, and hear two different perspectives on winemaking in California.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy the Pinot Dinner, St. Supéry, and Drouhin Seminar and Dinner

March

Boston Wine Festival

Marchesi Fumanelli

Wednesday, March 4
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $155
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The Marchesi Fumanelli family has been cultivating grapes and producing wines from their estate in the heart of Valpolicella since 1470. Located 8 miles from Verona, Fumanelli is one of the region’s largest and most historic family-owned wineries, having 78 acres of exclusively estate grown fruit, within the walls of their ancient property. Owner Armando Fumanelli will taste through these elegant Amarones.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy the Zenato Seminar and Dinner or Zenato Dinner Only

Boston Wine Festival

Larkin

Thursday, March 5
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room,
$155

Tickets for the Larkin Dinner are now SOLD OUT!

Sean Larkin returns having first hosted a dinner as part of the 2007 Rising Stars Dinner. His rapid ascent to the top of his field in such a short time has been remarkable. His Cabernets and Cabernet Francs stand among some of the best in Napa. Join the gregarious Sean Larkin as he shares his passion for wines.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Hall and Walt, Darioush, and Andrew Will

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Mediterranean Reception

Friday, March 6
Reception, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $90
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Enjoy a relaxed evening of wine and food from the Mediterranean. This walk-around reception will treat you to the many different wines of Spain, Southern France and Italy, while indulging yourself with Chef Daniel Bruce’s lavishly prepared buffet of Mediterranean dishes.

People who enjoy this reception may also enjoy the Grand Opening Reception, the Cabernet Reception, as well as the Valentine/Jazz Brunch

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Trefethen

Thursday, March 12
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $155
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The legacy continues to this day with an unsurpassed passion for winemaking at this family-owned estate vineyard and winery in the heart of Napa Valley. Trefethen is known for producing world class chardonnays and cabernets. Join owner Janet Trefethen, one of the six winery hosts when the Boston Wine Festival began in 1990, for this special dinner. We are honored to have Janet return to the festival.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy St. Supéry, Groth Seminar and Dinner, Hanzell and Grgich

Boston Wine Festival

Lail Vineyards

Friday, March 13
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $195
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This small family winery was founded by Robin Lail who will host this intimate dinner. Her family history in Napa dates back five generations to her great granduncle Gustav Niebaum, founder of Inglenook Vineyards. This boutique winery also has legendary winemaker Phillipe Melka at the helm. Their two estate vineyards Totem and Mole Hill produce minute amounts of sauvignon blanc, cabernet and cabernet blends. Her J. Daniel Cuvee pays tribute to the legacy of this family.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Meritage Madness, Battle of the Cabernets, and Darioush

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Opus One

Wednesday, March 18
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $290

Tickets for the Opus One Dinner are now SOLD OUT!

The Wine List for The Evening will Feature 3 decades of Opus along with Moet and Chateau Coutet Barsac

Reception

Moet Brut Imperial

First Course:

2011

Second Course:

2001

Third Course:

1995

Fourth Course:

2006 Chateau Coutet Premier Grand Cru Classé Barsac

Considered by many to be America’s first growth, Opus One is a legendary winery whose name is synonymous with perfection and harmony. The imitable France Posener will lead an evening featuring three decades of Opus with 1995, 2001, and 2011 vintages. Special guest Dominique Baly, owner of Chateu Coutet, will also join us and pour his 2006 Barsac. This is a rare opportunity to experience the age-worthiness of these Bordeaux-style wines. Join us for an exquisite dinner with these popular and highly desirable wines from Napa Valley.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Battle of the Cabernets, Meritage Madness, Revana and Diamond Creek

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Elyse

Thursday, March 19
Seminar and Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $185
Dinner Only 7:30 p.m. $155
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Ray Coursen, our long-time friend as well as owner and winemaker of his eponymous Napa Valley Winery, will lead an interactive blending seminar featuring the six Bordeaux grape varietals. This is a unique opportunity to try your own hand at blending. He will follow with a special dinner which will introduce you to his full portfolio of wines.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Andrew Will and Larkin

Boston Wine Festival

Cabernet Reception

Friday, March 20
Reception, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room $90
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Cabernet sauvignon, with its full-bodied, robust flavors, is a favorite among wine lovers. California is a region that produces some of the greatest cabernets in the world. Embark on a tour of the many styles of California Cabernets. Sample an array of dishes that Chef Daniel Bruce will create to enhance these wonderful wines.

People who enjoy this reception may also enjoy the Grand Opening Reception, the Mediterranean Reception as well as the Valentines/Jazz Brunch

Boston Wine Festival

Drouhin

Wednesday, March 25
Seminar and Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $215
Dinner Only 7:30 p.m. $185
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Joseph Drouhin is one of the largest domaines in Burgundy and owns land throughout the region, including some of the most revered sites such as Clos des Mouches, Musigny, Clos de Vougeot and Corton-Charlemagne. Laurent Drouhin, one of four grandchildren who run the winery today, will narrate this evening’s seminar and dinner with the full array of their wines, along with Burgundian style cuisine.

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy the Pinot Dinner, Hanzell, as well as the Rising Stars Dinner

Boston Wine Festival

Diamond Creek

Friday, March 27
Dinner 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $210

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Founded in 1968, Diamond Creek is California's first exclusively cabernet sauvignon Estate Vineyard. Visionary pioneer Al Brounstein defied modern conventions and planted Bordeaux varietals on secluded Diamond Mountain. The three vineyards produce a small amount of long-lived wines that are elegant with great depth and richness. Son Phil Ross will discuss the differences imparted to the wine by the distinct soils and micro-climates of Diamond Creek Vineyards. Join us for this special dinner to celebrate the conclusion of the 26th Annual Boston Wine Festival

People who enjoy this dinner may also enjoy Chappellet Seminar and Dinner, Domaine Francois Villard as well as the Châteauneuf du Pape Thursday Dinner and the Châteauneuf du Pape Friday Dinner