Wine Spectator’s annual Grand Tour is known for bringing some of the best wines from around the globe to three top food and wine destinations every year, and 2024 is no different. With two new cities added to the itinerary, over 200 of the world’s best wines will land in New Orleans, Las Vegas and Denver this spring. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the cities and taste incredible wines, all rated 90+ points on Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale.
2024 will be the first year the Grand Tour comes to New Orleans and Denver, two cities known for their food and wine scenes. Each city is home to over 20 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award winners, with some of the top wine lists and menus in the country. “We wanted to bring the event and the exceptional wineries that participate to new cities and wine lovers across the country,” said Liz Mott, Wine Spectator’s vice president of events.
A ticket provides unlimited tasting, allowing consumers to experience wines from top regions around the world, from France, Italy, Portugal, California and beyond.
2024’s Grand Tour dates and venues are:
April 26th: New Orleans, LA, at the New Orleans Marriott
May 4th: Las Vegas, NV, at Resorts World Las Vegas
May 11th: Denver, CO, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown
Grand Tour New Orleans will kick off on April 26, as the Crescent City celebrates the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival—aka Jazz Fest—two weeks of musical, cultural and culinary revelry. “Jazz Fest is over by early evening, so the Grand Tour is the perfect place to go for an awesome evening of wine,” said Mott. “We’re excited to offer locals and visitors an exceptional wine experience to enjoy during one of New Orleans’ most beloved weekends.”
New Orleans is home to one of the nation’s most memorable dining scenes, and guests will have three Grand Award winning restaurants to choose from—Emeril’s, Commander’s Palace and Brennan’s.[article-img-container][src=2024-02/ns_grand041923g_1600.jpg] [credit= (Zak Bennett)] [alt= Alessandra Angelini of Altesino holds a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino.][end: article-img-container]
The Las Vegas and Denver stops, on May 4 and May 11, respectively, will be equally sought after. All three events are hosting top wineries such as Argiano, the producer of 2023’s Wine of the Year, as well as many Top 100 honorees from 2023 and years past, such as Antinori, Massolino, Marchesi Frescobaldi, Résonance, Caymus, Trimbach, E. Guigal, Taylor Fladgate and many more.
While wine is center stage on the night of the Grand Tour, the locations for each stop have been carefully chosen for guests to make the most of each host city’s dining scenes as well. The Sheraton Denver Downtown is ideally located to access Denver’s 24 Restaurant Award winners, including long-time Grand Award recipient Barolo Grill. Meanwhile, with over 60 award winners to choose from in Las Vegas, Resorts World is the perfect home base to plan your gastronomic adventure around the City of Lights.
Grand Tour tickets for each city are available now. For more information, tickets and hotel information, visit GrandTour.WineSpectator.com.
Source : https://www.winespectator.com/articles/wine-spectator-2024-grand-tour-heading-to-new-orleans-las-vegas-and-denver