Revving up for Virginia Wine Expo

RICHMOND, VA -- The state's growing wine industry will be showcased to the tune of 60 wineries and 400 different wines during the upcoming Virginia Wine Expo.

The three-day event is schedule for Friday through Sunday, February 25-27, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center Feb. 25-27 for a weekend in wine country.

Here's a quick rundown of the event, with further details available online.

Day One: 

6 p.m. -- Governor's Cup and industry awards presentation.
7 p.m. -- Grand Tasting Opens, with 400 wines presented, including reserve wines served only on this night, along with food tastings from local restaurants.

Day Two:

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- Richmond Walk-Around Grand Tasting: sample and purchase, plus food pairings.
11 a.m. to noon -- Seminar, "The Sensual Pairing of Wine & Chocolate."
Noon to 1 p.m. -- Seminar, "East Meets Virginia: Sushi & Virginia Wine."
1 to 2 p.m. -- Seminar, "Big Reds, Rich Whites & Bold Cheeses."
2 to 3 p.m. -- Seminar, "Wine & Spicy Indian Cuisine."
9 p.m. to midnight -- "Sparkling & Sweets," a finale featuring a dozenb or more desserts from pastry chefs and chocolatiers paired with Virginia sparkling wines, dessert wines and select dry wines.

Day Three: 

11a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Richmond Walk-Around Grand Tasting:.
1 to 2 p.m. -- Seminar, "Best Wines with Burgers," elevating the American favorite to a gourmet delight.

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