The nation’s major wine show, ExpoVino Costa Rica, opens to the public Thursday at the Centro de Eventos Pedregal west of San José.
This is a show that featured nearly 200 exhibitors with the emphasis on wines. But cheese and chocolates are included if past shows are any guide.
For a $65 entry fee, a visitor receives a cup and permission to sample wines that are on display.
The wines are expected to come from the U.S., Argentina, Chile and other world wine-growing centers. Exhibitors are paying from $700 to $1,800. The organizer is EK Consultores Internacional.
The show takes place once every two years, and this is the fifth edition. Hours are from 3 to 9 p.m. Those in the trade were to have a preview today.