Vinexpo New York to feature WSET pop-ups

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) will present a series of free educational pop-up discussions at Vinexpo New York, which will take place on 4-5 March at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Given by industry experts, the pop-up topics including red and white wine tastings, a guide to food and wine pairing, and a first look at the new WSET Level 4 Diploma.

Other topics that will be discussed during the show, include: ‘Exploring Climate: Napa Valley;’ ‘Defining Quality: Chablis;’ ‘Behind the Brand: The Rum Road;’ ‘Mastering Maturation: Rioja;’ “’Creating a Winning Wine List;’ ‘Simplifying Sake,’ and ‘Upselling: Skills for Success.’

The show’s signup for the one-on-one business meetings opens today for registered attendees using the event’s website. Conference registration can also be accessed through the link.

During the two-day event, masterclasses will be held on Côtes de Bordeaux, Grenache, Beaujolais, a Riedel presentation on shapes of wine glasses, New Zealand award winners, the Medoc’s Cru Bourgeois, and grower Champagne.

The show will also include sessions on new technology in the wine industry, global climate change and trends in the US wine market. For a look at the regional wine industry, the New York Wine & Grape Foundation will host wine producers from across New York State at the meeting.

A total of 321 wine producers and trade industry companies are listed as exhibitors during the conference. Vinexpo’s one-on-one matchmaking service aligns attendees and exhibitors, scheduling on-site meetings in advance.

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