ACCLAIMED WINE CRITIC JAMES SUCKLING MAY HAVE ORGANIZED MIAMI’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS WINE EVENT EVER ON JANUARY 23 AND 24 TO TOAST HIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY
MIAMI, FL — Hailed by many as the authority on the world’s best wines, and celebrating the 10th anniversary of his global wine media company JamesSuckling.com, acclaimed wine critic James Suckling will present an unprecedented opportunity for wine lovers with the debut of Great Wines of the World USA in Miami (already sold out unless you have connections) on January 23 and 24 at the Moore Building in the Design District. Representing the first time that this spectacular collection of wine from around the world has been brought to the United States after a smashing success in Asia, the wine tasting extravaganza will feature an impressive line-up of more than 120 top producers from the globe’s greatest wine regions – all hand–picked by Suckling himself – from Lafite Rothschild and Mouton Rothschild to Opus and Antinori.
Celebrated owners and winemakers of these iconic wineries will also be in attendance, presenting two top vintages for tasting and sharing their valuable insights. This will be the foremost new super-premium consumer wine event in the U.S. and a must-attend event for members of the wine industry and true wine aficionados.
“I hope that Great Wines of the World in Miami will become the iconic fine wine event for Latin America as well as the United States,” said James Suckling, who rated more than 25,000 wines from around the world with his small team of tasters. He spends a month a year in South America tasting more than 2,000 wines. “Miami is the new center of the universe for fine wines and it is a portal for the fine wine world in Latin America, just like Hong Kong is for Asia.”
Suckling’s company organizes 25 wine events around the world that resemble rock concerts for wine with cool venues, video screens and curated music from the former guitarist of the famous Australian rock band Empire of the Sun, Surahn Sidhu. Almost 30,000 people attend Suckling’s events each year around the world.
Surahn Sidhu, who has been touring the world with Suckling for years to deliver the best music, is bringing a new rock show to Miami’s Great Wines of the World on the night of January 23 that will feature an amazing light show with a mix of live and DJ inspired music. It’s called “Happiness is Wine” and Suckling and the recording artist hope to roll it out around the world after the event.
Great Wines of the World allows guests to taste and experience outstanding wines from the world’s most renowned vineyards and boutique wineries – all having scored a minimum of 90 points by James Suckling, with the majority scoring 95 points and above, including 16 perfect 100-point wines.
As noted, the event is two nights with a welcome gala dinner, show and after party on the first night and the Grand Tasting on the second. Both days will unfold at the Moore Building in Miami’s vibrant Design District. The dinner on January 23 will be organized by one of the geniuses of Peruvian food, Gaston Acurio of La Mer, featuring amazing ceviches and other seafood to about 300 lucky people as it is sold out, with music and entrainment from Surahn Sidhu as mentioned. Suckling will also give unique awards for the wine of the decade, winery of the decade and winemaker of the decade.
“I can’t think of a better place on earth than Miami to celebrate the best of the decade and 10 years of JamesSuckling.com!” said James Suckling. “Gracias Miami!”
Capitalizing on a consecutive string of successes, in February, James Suckling will roll out Great Wines of Italy USA 2020, a hugely popular event series hailed as the largest annual premium Italian wine showcase in the U.S. The dynamic six-city tasting tour will travel across America’s most important wine hubs, including Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, and concluding in Miami on March 6. Suckling moved his U.S. office to Miami last year highlighting his belief in the city.
Tickets for both Great Wines of the World USA Winemakers’ Dinner and Afterparty and the Grand Tasting event can now be purchased through the James Suckling website, https://www.jamessuckling.com/events/. Ticket pricing includes the following:
Great Wines of the World USA – Winemakers’ Dinner and Afterparty
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:30 pm – 12 am at the Moore Building (191 NE 40th St, Miami)
- A Gala Dinner with James Suckling and winemakers, followed by the ‘Happiness is Wine’ Show and Afterparty featuring award-winning singer & recording-artist Surahn Sidhu
- To commence with a Champagne reception followed by a three-course dinner presented by the ambassador of Peruvian cuisine, Gastón Acurio
- Includes a tasting of up to 100 top-scoring wines from the world’s most renowned wine regions
- Tickets are available for $395 Dinner, Show and Afterparty ($125 Show & Afterparty only)
Great Wines of the World USA – Miami Grand Tasting
Friday, January 24, 2020, 5 pm – 8 pm at the Moore Building (191 NE 40th St, Miami)
- Taste a hand-picked selection of the world’s most important wine regions
- Ticket includes a James Suckling x Lalique Glass
- Complimentary Great Wines of the World guidebook
- Live music from award-winning artist Surahn Sidhu
- Tickets are available for $175
Guests seeking a full Great Wines of the World USA experience can purchase a two-day VIP Pass for $450 that includes the Winemakers’ Dinner and Afterparty on Jan. 23 and Grand Tasting on Jan. 24.
Members of the wine trade are invited to register for a trade ticket, which applies to wine importers, distributors, retailers, restaurant owners, sommeliers and hotel F&B directors.
About James Suckling
James Suckling is one of today’s leading wine critics whose reviews are read and respected by wine lovers, serious wine collectors, and the wine trade worldwide. He is CEO/Editor of JameSuckling.com, the wine media platform and events company with offices in Hong Kong and Miami. JamesSuckling.com tries to taste all of the wines in their respective country of origin and spends months each year traveling the globe and setting up tastings, visiting wineries and talking to winemakers. Launched 10 years ago, JamesSuckling.com currently has more than 600,000 unique visitors to its website per year, about 300,000 followers on social media and about 3 million readers in Asia with his association with Nobelsse magazine in Korea and China and Prestige in Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. He also runs his own wine bar and restaurant in Hong Kong, James Suckling Wine Central, curates the wine program for Holland America Line cruises with close to 1 million passengers, and designs his 100 points glassware for Lalique, France’s premier crystal producer.