The department of hospitality management, in partnership with Horizon Beverages, will host the 2nd Annual Wine Expo N.H. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Whittemore Center Arena.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Wine Expo N.H. will include hundreds of wines from around the world to taste, hors d'oeuvres, a pork carving station, artisanal and international cheeses, and live jazz music. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for hospitality management students.
Money raised from last year’s event will be presented to the student scholarship recipients by Neil Niman, chair of the UNH department of economics.
Winery representatives will be on hand, along with hospitality management students, to answer questions about all of the wines. Participating wineries include Beringer Vineyards, Stags’ Leap Winery, Greg Norman, Concha y Toro, Taittinger, Domaine Carneros, Louis Jadot, Kenwood, Banfi, Joseph Phelps, Frescobaldi, Masi, Spellbound, St. Francis, Wolf Blass, and Sonoma Cutrer.
“Aside from being a great event to attend, the expo provides event management experience for hospitality management students, a learning experience for students enrolled in the department’s beverage management class, and, in the end, scholarships for our students,” said Clayton Barrows, professor and chair of the department of hospitality management.
Attendees will have the chance to win gift cards from the New Hampshire Liquor and Wine Outlet by posting reviews of favorite wines at the show on the Wine Expo N.H. Facebook page. Those judged to be the most creative will be chosen to win gift cards.
The cost of admission is $35 and $25 for UNH students (21 or over). To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.wineexponh.com.
The UNH department of hospitality management combines business fundamentals as well as classes geared toward the service industry sector. Hands-on education proves to be a strong and integral part of the experiential and academic curriculum. The department also offers the nation’s first EcoGastronomy program, which integrates UNH’s strengths in sustainable agriculture, hospitality management, and nutrition to offer a unique academic program emphasizing the interdisciplinary, international, and experiential knowledge that connects all three fields.