blog by S.J. Velasquez • March 30, 2011 @ 9:10am
Lack of wine knowledge manifests itself at the worst times: when your pretentious friends make snarky comments about your affinity for Arbor Mist, or when that snooty bartender rambles the names of red wines with a convincingly authentic French accent while you glare back at him in puzzlement.
Avoid these embarrassing encounters altogether. At the Buffalo Wine Festival, you will taste wines from all around the region and learn about each variety’s characteristics. By the end of the festival, you’ll be a regular connoisseur. You’ll probably be a little tipsy, too, so make sure to bring a designated driver or a list of cabbies’ numbers.
The Buffalo Wine Festival is Saturday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, and it’s broken into day and night sessions. Individual session tickets range in price from $25 to $35 depending on when you purchase tickets and which session you choose. For more information, visit buffalowinefestival.com.