On Friday, January 7th, head to the Grand Gala Reception hosted by the Boston Harbor Hotel, in association with RBC Dain Rauscher. The opening event of the 16th annual Boston Wine Festival will allow guests to enjoy a “walk around the world of wine” reception with more than 50 of the wines that will be featured at this year’s festival. The extensive and tantalizing buffet displays are the perfect complement to this wine lovers’ paradise. The reception starts at 7:00pm in The Wharf Room and costs $100 per person. Call 888.660.9463 for more information and reservations.