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17 Feb


Veloxity Uncorks The Best International Wine Festivals

February 17, 2016 | By |

Veloxity discerningly uncorks just some of the best international wine festivals.

All over the world, winemakers and wine experts celebrate new vintages and older favorites with wine festivals.  There are tons and tons of wine festivals everywhere.  Just look at and you are bound to find a tasty event in your area.

With so many wine festivals happening everywhere, people are decidedly hard-pressed to select just the right fest.

Fret not, wine-lovers. We’ve uncorked the most sip-friendly fests for you.  The Veloxity wine festival list is chock full of regional wine tastings, vintage-specific food pairings and educational wine-themed seminars that make glasses and heads and swirl.  Remember to bring your cellphones and have them charged using a commercial Veloxity device charging solution to take pics, take notes on which wine is your favorite, or umm, call for a ride home.

Veloxity top choices for wine festivals

Have wine glasses, taste buds and cell phones fully at the ready. Expect grand tastings with opportunities to sip dozens of wines, wine-geek seminars, winemaker dinners, and chefs’ cooking demos. Many of these festivals bring locally grown grapes into the spotlight too.  And you might even spot celebrity guests.

  1. The Boston Wine Expo offers over 1,800 different alcoholic beverages produced by 300 highly acclaimed wineries all around the world. Taking place across a three month span at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, the festival goes beyond just want tasting. Related seminars, winemaker hosted dinners and receptions with renowned winemakers make the nation’s longest-running wine festival a must-see for wine lovers everywhere. Veloxity provided device charging solutions for this tasty festival.  The phone charging kiosks with lockers were sponsored by Infiniti.
  2.  Pinot Noir is growing in popularity in the state of Oregon, which is quickly growing prestige in the US wine-making scene. Oregon’s International Pinot Noir Celebration brings wine-tasting to the valley that is home to some of the nation’s best Pinot Noirs. This three day festival is located in the 160 mile stretch of vineyards known as the Willamette Valley, and provides attendees with tastings of great wines, guided tours of where their favorite Oregon Pinots were created and food options to pair them with.
  3. Texas is not only famous for its tasty red meat barbecue but its wide variety of wines. Every September the Lone Star State hosts GrapeFest, the biggest wine event in the southwest. Wines range from crisp Chardonnays to deep red Merlots, and the International Wine Garden event offers participants a taste of both local and international offerings side by side. Before you leave with as many vintages as you can carry, be sure to participate in the grape-stomping contest and the culinary exhibits to learn how to mix cooking with your favorite new wines.
  4. If you have plans to visit the Big Apple this year, consider attending the New York Wine and Food Festival. Every October this weekend festival offers over 100 events and over 500 unique wines, spirits and cuisines to 55,000 food and wine aficionados. Live the true New York experience in the grand tasting on a pier in the Hudson River, or see some of your favorite food celebrities in person at one of the many food-and-wine-centric events. From hands-on classes and wine tastings to late night parties, the largest food and wine festival in New York City is sure to have something for everyone.
  5. The Charleston Wine and Food Festival is the best choice if you want a taste of Southern hospitality. The four day event occurs every March in Charleston, South Carolina, and 80-plus events showcase hundreds of wine and local Lowcountry cooking. Learn to pair wines with southern meals, hear from expert sommeliers over formal dinners and tour historic Charleston as you taste regional and international wines you’ll be sure to love.
  6. If you love sunny Miami beaches, then VeritageMiami is the wine event for you. Previously known as the United Way Miami Wine and Food Festival, this event brings together over 3,000 wine, beer and food lovers to hear from and taste offerings from their favorite chefs, winemakers and brewers. Occurring twice a year in the fall and spring, this four day event not only only supplies good wine and food, but benefits for a good cause as well with proceeds going to the United Way in Miami-Dade County. Be sure to check out the “Best in Glass” event to see top wineries showcase their top award winning vintages.
  7. Anyone with a love for both wine and live music has a place at the Austin Food and Wine Festival. Spanning over 25,000 square feet and offering over 50 beverage options, the Austin Food and Wine Festival is sure to have something for everyone. Artisanal food demos provide participants with not only new wines to try, but new meals to pair them with, and a top-notch lineup of musical acts promises to keep every moment upbeat. The three-day festival brings together wine, food and music lovers every April for a chance to experience all three in the “music capital of the world,” which is subsequently located in the fifth largest wine producing state in the country.
  8. The Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is a great chance to taste wine and foods in the land down under. With over 250 tastings and 200 wine education programs, this two week festival has been bringing wine lovers together for over 20 years. Festival activities range from wine education classes like the Langham Melbourne MasterClass to a chance to eat and drink with 900 of your closest friends on a single table during the World’s Longest Lunch.

When at any festival, event or even a retail store, don’t be caught with a dead device battery. Mention that you heard about Veloxity device charging solutions that are available for rent and purchase.