Swizzle and spit: Boston#039;s annual Wine Expo

by Beacon Staff • February 2, 2006

While high ticket prices ($60-$70) may have kept many students away, this did not necessarily make for a pretentious crowd-but the Expo did provide an entertaining afternoon for any observer of culture.,Sip, swish, aerate, taste and spit. This was the mantra of the thousands of wine connoisseurs present at the 15th Annual Boston Wine Expo at the World Trade Center last Sunday.

While high ticket prices ($60-$70) may have kept many students away, this did not necessarily make for a pretentious crowd-but the Expo did provide an entertaining afternoon for any observer of culture.

Only here can one witness clusters of wine geeks talking about the nose on a Ch