New York Wine Expo 2013 Giveaway (And Discount)!

Vinted on January 29, 2013 binned in giveaways, wine industry events

Once again, I’m partnering up with the New York Wine Expo to help try to get some of you lushes to this annual – and seminal – Right Coast tasting event in the Galleria at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NY.

This is a big shindig, and one in which you’ll have the opportunity to taste 600 (!) or so wines from 200+ (!) global exhibitors. For a bit more of your hard-earned money, there are also optional seminars on topics such as California Pinot Noir, Italian cheeses, and Cool Climate Finger Lakes wines.

But one of you won’t have to shell out their hard-earned money to go to NYWE this year, and many more of you will shell out less than the sticker price!

I’m happy to announce that one lucky 1WD reader will receive a free ticket to the event’s Grand Tasting on either Friday March 1st, 6pm-10pm (an $85 value) or Saturday March 2nd, 1pm-5pm (a $95 value) – it’ll be winner’s choice!

And if you play along and don’t win, fear not – when we announce the winner next week, we’ll also be giving you a discount code that’s good for $15 off Friday and/or Saturday tickets (if ordered on or before Feb. 28, 2013)!

Here’s how it will go down:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling us (that’s the royal us), which wines, producers or regions you’re most looking forward to trying at the tasting (here’s a list of who will be pouring) and why. You’ll have until 5PM ET on February 4th, 2013 to leave a comment.
  • On February 5th, I will announce a randomly selected winner from the comments, and will also reveal the discount code that can be used for those who didn’t win but still want to save some dough when they purchase tickets.

If you’re planning on going (and you should, as it will give your wine tasting IQ a seriously rapid boost), check out my survival guide for getting through big tasting events alive (Hint: Spit!).

Cheers – and good luck!





  • mark Hershberger

    I would look forward to the Nassau Wine Trading booth to try the Chateau L'Ombriere. It's an interesting new blend of 60% Cab and 40% Merlot from Bordeaux, France

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Mark!

    • Nassau Wine Trading, Inc

      Thanks, Mark! We’re really excited about this wine and look forward to seeing you.

  • @billypowell

    Wow! What an impressive line up. This year I've decided to try and break out of my "bubble" and try more things rather than just my go to wine. I find the Nassau Wine Trading Cinsault very intriguing since its usually a blending grape. Also, Premium Port Wines booth, especially the Dows vintage sounds delicious. The Rutherford Wine Company has a nice line up featuring some of my favorites; Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Who am I kidding… I want them all!

    • 1WineDude

      @billypowell – great picks!

    • Nassau Wine Trading, Inc

      Thanks, Billy! We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Jon Zeiger

    I'm excited for all of the Aziendas. My company imports from Italy so I'm always looking at Italian producers!

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Jon.

  • Michael Nickerson

    Amarones,mmmmmm and those big red California's love them all

    • 1WineDude

      Michael- go big or go home? :-)

  • Vince Colleyacme

    All the producers from Italy. With a special concentration on Sicily! The LUNA SICANA Sparkling. The Sangiovese from Montagliari and the Amarone's from Roncolato Antonio.
    Also, of course the great Rieslings and other varietals from the Finger Lakes. I work PT for a Finger Lakes winery.
    Great article on the Finger Lakes in the January Wine Spectator for those that have not seen it

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Vince.

  • Patrick Maas

    I'd love to revisit some of the Finger Lakes wines I experienced in the region last Fall. Love Rieslings and I find they make fantastic ones.

    • 1WineDude

      Patrick – nice choice. I've been spending a good deal of time up on Seneca lately and the wines, IMHO, have never been better.

  • veronique

    Love Greek wines and would enjoy visiting the Greece table again this year.

    • 1WineDude

      veronique- nice! Been jonesing for some Greek whites lately myself (despite the fact that it's been mostly frigid here! :).

  • lcsa99

    I think I am most excited about the Finger Lakes wines this year, because we can actually visit these wineries and buy some, though I am also excited about all the Italian wines. Last year one of them specialized in Chianti, and each wine was better than the next!

    • 1WineDude

      lcsa99 – Nice picks; good luck!

  • David Rossi

    Hi Dude,

    I am doing on of the seminars so no need to the free ticket. I'll be tasting through 4 of my 2010 Pinots, each from a different area. Russian River, Sonoma Coast, Chalone, and Anderson Valley. Should be fun and attendees will see the variety that Cali Pinot can offer.

    David Rossi- Fulcrum Wines

    • 1WineDude

      David – well… I suppose you could gift the ticket if you win… just sayin’… :)

  • Lisa

    I love trying out new Italian and Spanish reds – they are my absolute favorite! Would love to have a chance to try them at the NY Wine Expo!

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Lisa – you just upped your chances of doing that with your comment!

  • Todd - VT Wine Media

    I need to taste a lot more of South Africa…that is for sure.

    • 1WineDude

      Todd – bold pick! Especially at a time when SA seems to be getting (undeservedly, in many cases) shorted on the love.

  • Vicky

    I'd love to sample the Reislings from the Finger Lakes. Many years ago my late father in law introduced me to Reislings from the Alsace and I would like to see how they compare.

    • 1WineDude

      Vicky – I like the way that you think!

  • Kathleen Carew Smith

    I would love to taste the wine from Giovanni Terenzi! I had their Colle Forme red several years ago in NYC at Feydia restaurant and haven't been able to find it in stores nearby yet I find it on sites out West. .

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Kathleen.

  • Laura P

    While Italian Super Tuscans will always reign in my brain (and mouth), looking to taste some new reds from neighboring Spain.

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Laura. Good luck, you might get your chance!

  • teri Hilger

    I would like to try some of the wines from Finger Lakes. Its always on my to do list
    to visit. I hear the wine there is great.

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Teri. Wow, lots of love for the home team of ny wine in this giveaway. Nice to see that.

  • Michelle

    I'm looking forward to visiting Cape Classics Fine South African Wine, They have a great variety and I've become fascinated with many South African wines, I'm excited to try more.

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Michelle!

  • Jill

    Italian Wine Lovers… I can't wait!

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Jill – just getting in under the wire!

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