Over 400 people attended the kickoff of the Boston Wine Festival at the Boston Harbor Hotel, including hotel GM Jon Crellin, left, his wife Seana, chef Daniel Bruce and his wife Julianna, and director of banquets Gary Tummings. (Globe photo by Bill Brett)
Over 400 people attended the kickoff of the Boston Wine Festival at the Boston Harbor Hotel, including hotel GM Jon Crellin, left, his wife Seana, chef Daniel Bruce and his wife Julianna, and director of banquets Gary Tummings. (Globe photo by Bill Brett)

The Boston Wine Festival kicked off the other night at the Boston Harbor Hotel, where GM Jon Crellin and chef Daniel Bruce hosted a few hundred wine lovers, including hotelier Francois Nivaud , JP Morgan’s Marc White , New England Aquarium’s Bud Ris , Greater Boston Convention boss Pat Moscaritolo , the Ally Foundation’s Steve Stiles , Channel 7’s Janet Wu , “Chronicle” producer Amy Masters, travel blogger Melanie Nayer, and Jared Bowen of “Greater Boston.”

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