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Vinexpo America & Summer Fancy Food Show: The Future of Wining & Dining


New York is the city that wines and dines, and these are the expos that will decide the future of both those activities. Vinexpo America at the Jacob Javits Center runs June 24 to the 25th and showcases the top buyers and sellers of wine and spirits. Featuring over 400 exhibitors from around the world, the show connects visitors with networking opportunities and demonstrations. The special Academy Sessions brings together visitors and top sommeliers for a first look and taste with specialty vineyards from around the world.

Also happening parallel to Vinexpo is the Summer Fancy Food Show. Running June 23 to the 25th, also at the Javits Center, the Summer Fancy Food Show is a celebration of specialty foods and the diverse group of people who make and bring them to market.  Organized by the Specialty Food Association, the show features specialized pavilions with focus on areas such as sweets, delis, bakeries, plant-based foods, beverages, and more. When thousands of diverse makers, buyers, brokers, distributors, and other industry professionals come together under one roof, culinary magic happens.

Note: Vinexpo and The Fancy Food Shows are trade-only events. They are not open to the general public.

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Vinexpo America
June 24 - 25, 2024

Summer Fancy Food Show
June 23 - 25, 2024

Jacob Javits Center

Beer & Bites at NYC Brewfest

The world of craft brews and microbreweries has grown exponentially over the years and trying to sort out all of them is a daunting task. The NYC Brewfest is here to help! On April 22 at Manhattan’s Chelsea Industrial (535 West 28th Street), NYC Brewfest features a deluge of brewers including Destination Unknown Beer Co, Lasting Joy Brewery, Catskill Brewery, Montauk Brewing and more. You’ll be able to talk to crafters and brewers at the show and learn more about your favorite beverages. Tasty treats will also be available from Mozzarepas, Chavas Emapanadas, Taste of Poland, and even more eateries. 

In addition to this Manhattan Brewfest there will also be events in Jersey City on May 5, Brooklyn on May 13, and Long Island on October 14.  Come on down and sip, sup, and socialize at the NYC Brewfest.

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NYC Brewfest
April 22, 2023

Chelsea Industrial
535 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001

Gambero Rosso's Tre Bicchieri Wine Tasting Coming to NYC

Attention wine connoisseurs in the restaurant and food industry, Gambero Rosso's Tre Bicchieri, an industry-only showcase of Italy's top 1% of wines is coming to NYC. Friday, March 10, at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W 18th St, New York, NY).

With Italy's highest-rated wines from hundreds of producers featured in the 2023 Vini d'Italia guide, this event is the premier trade-only tasting of Italian wines.

Gambero Rosso is perhaps best known in the United States as the publisher of the annual guide to Italian wines, the Vini d’Italia. Featuring more than just reviews of Italy’s finest wines, Vini d’Italia covers the brilliant, passionate individuals who devote their lives to winemaking. Today, more than 70 expert tasters comprise the team that blind-tastes 45,000+ wines annually, rating them on a scale of one to three glasses (bicchieri).

Tre Bicchieri U.S. Tour will also be coming to Miami, Florida on April 18th, and Austin, Texas on April 20th.

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Tre Bicchieri U.S. Tour
March 10, 2023

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th Street
New York, NY 10011


2021 Vinexpo New York Canceled

Another of many trade shows has been canceled due to COVID-19. Diversified Communications and Vinexposium, organizers of Vinexpo New York wine and spirits trade event announced its exhibition scheduled for February 3-4, 2021 at the Jacob K. Javits Center has been cancelled, due to the ongoing risks of COVID-19.

The trade-only event will resume in 2022 with the goal of reuniting the industry while providing a more safe, productive, and enjoyable in-person gathering in accordance with state, city, and venue guidelines. “As show organizers of an international trade event which draws thousands of attendees from across North America and exhibitors from all corners of the world, it became evident that a live event of our kind would not be possible in February.” said Beckie Kier, event director of Vinexpo New York. “We are now planning for the 2022 edition, while continuing to support our industry members with resources and tools to help them conduct business during these challenging times.”

Since March show organizers have produced free monthly webinars focusing on the outlook within the community and featuring industry leaders. Most recently the Vinexpo New York team launched a new five-part educational series in partnership with the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. 

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