Since 1981, Wine Spectator's annual wine experience has brought together leading vintners, hundreds of wineries and thousands of wine enthusiasts for three days of tasting, learning and enjoyment.
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This year"s event was supposed to be the 40th annual Wine Experience, and the weekend was nearly sold out. However, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted plans around the world. As a result, Wine Spectator has rescheduled the 40th Wine Experience for Oct. 21-23, 2021. It will be held at its longtime home, the Marquis Marriott in Times Square, New York.
Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator, said: We celebrated the 40th annual wine event with a first-class lineup of top producers and first-class wines. It is with great regret that we have decided to postpone the event for the first time in our history. However, our primary obligation is to maintain the health and safety of our community.
The Wine Experience generates revenue for the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation and to date has raised over $20 million thanks to the generosity of vintners and wine enthusiasts from around the world who participate in the Wine Experience each year.
The foundation most recently donated $250,000 in April to World Central Kitchen, an organization founded and led by chef José Andrés, a longtime Wine Experience participant. Chef Andrs is a long-time participant in Wine Experience, and in the coming months, the foundation will be making additional donations to help people in the wine and hospitality industry.
At the 2019 Wine Experience educational seminar, guests learned about top wines from Burgundy, Borgheli, Bordeaux, Chateauneuf du Pape, Chile, Napa Valley and more.
Let's see what kind of new experience Wine Spectator's 40th Wine Experience will have in 2021!