Ironbound Wine & Food Expo


Friday October 7 & Saturday October 8, 2016

Sports Club Portuguese
55 Prospect St.
Newark, NJ 07105
General Admission: $75
VIP Admission: $125


The two-day Inaugural Ironbound Wine & Food Expo will celebrate the rich wines and delectable foods from Portugal and Spain. Highlights include expert wine tasting and pairing, complimentary tapas and sangria, DJs and live music, a cigar and port lounge and an open Marketplace on Saturday.


The Wine & Food Expo will shine a spotlight on the neighborhood’s spectacular Portuguese and Spanish food, while also focusing its distinct culture. Expo attendees will get to experience the Ironbound’s culinary treats as well as its world famous wines. Attendees will also be exposed to the culture’s celebrated entertainers.

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About Newark’s Ironbound District

Newark’s Ironbound District has always been one of New Jersey’s top dining destinations. It’s so close and convenient. The food so delicious, representing a culinary spectrum including Brazilian, Portuguese, Spanish, Central and South American fare. Fine dining to casual seafood bars and barbecues. Markets offering the finest produce, fresh fish locally caught and flown in from Europe, great coffee and cheeses, plus some of the world’s greatest wines and ports.

Ironbound Wine & Food Expo Details

The Inaugural Ironbound Wine & Food Expo will feature a session with wine experts who lead visitors through tastings and pairings, chef experiences from local Portuguese and Spanish hotspots, a marketplace featuring cheeses, oils and other specialty food items from the region and an outdoor cigar bar. Guests will be entertained by Brazilian “Carnival” dancers, musicians and cultural personalities.

Featuring Wines from the Following Brands, Among Many Others


For VIP Ticket Buyers Only: Wine Pairing With the World Wine Guys


MIKE DeSIMONE and JEFF JENSSEN, also known as the World Wine Guys, are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers, educators, and hosts. They are award winning journalists as well as best selling and award winning authors. The duo regularly host wine tastings and educational seminars around the world and teach their signature class, Window’s On The World: Wines Of The Southern Hemisphere in partnership with Kevin Zraly.

They are proud to have received the prestigious Golden Pen Award for food, wine, and travel journalism and equally proud and honored to have been inducted into the Chevaliers du Tastvin at the Chateau du Clos de Vougeout in Burgundy.

Mike and Jeff will be signing one of their books after the VIP wine pairing session.


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Note: Complimentary transportation will facilitate easy access to the expo and provide a gateway to the overall experience with hostesses and gifts.

Expo Schedule Outline



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The Ironbound Wine & Food Expo is Organized By