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Wine Classes

Wine Classes

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Gifts & Promotions
Any Class, Anytime - $90
Any 4 Classes - $280
 
Wine 101 One Night
Saturday, May 14 (Wine 101)
Thursday, Aug 25 (Wine 101)
 
14 Wines, 7 Cheeses, 1 Night
Saturday, Dec 19 (14.7)
 
Regional Wine Explorations
Italy - North to South (May 13)
 
Special Food & Wine Seminars
Napa vs. Bordeaux (June 03)
Exotic Whites to Remember (June 04)
 

Gifts & Promotions
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When you choose wine classes as a gift, you’re giving someone a relaxing night out, a memorable experience, and an education in wine – something that not only helps others enjoy what they like, but also eliminates the fear and intimidation associated with it. Best of all, classes are offered year round, both weekdays and weekends.

Any Class, Anytime - $90
Price: $90

The 'Anytime' certificate is our most popular gift (for others, or yourself!), allowing the recipient to choose their class and date. When ordering, you can enter gift information on our secure payment site. Don't hesitate to call with any questions or requests. Or save a few more bucks with one of our 4-packs!

Details

- Classes may be rescheduled up to 3 days before the class
- Credits never expire and are transferrable
- Valid for all classes up to $90

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- A short video about us and our venue.

Press

- Named as a 'Critic's Pick' in New York magazine.
- Andrew talks value wines in the Daily News.
- Andrew divulges 'How to Host a Wine Party' in Woman's Day.
- Andrew's primer on the basics from Allure magazine.
- Andrew takes on beer in Food & Wine magazine.
- Holiday wine shopping advice in Business Insider magazine.

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Any 4 Classes - $280
Price: $280

Save $80 when you buy four classes for $280 ($70 each) rather than the usual $360 ($90 each). Then simply call or email with your invoice number and we'll add you to the class roster(s) of your choosing. Don't hesitate to call with any questions or requests. Makes a great gift.

Details

- Use in any combination; 4 people in a class, 2 people in two, etc.
- Classes may be rescheduled up to 3 days before the class
- Credits never expire and are transferrable
- Valid for all classes up to $90

Video & Photos

- A few photos of the school and class in progress.
- A short video about us and our venue.

Press

- Named as a 'Critic's Pick' in New York magazine.
- Andrew talks value wines in the Daily News.
- Andrew divulges 'How to Host a Wine Party' in Woman's Day.
- Andrew's primer on the basics from Allure magazine.
- Andrew takes on beer in Food & Wine magazine.
- Holiday wine shopping advice in Business Insider magazine.

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Wine 101 One Night
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The Wine 101 class promises, at a minimum, you will taste a dozen unique wines, sample artisanal cheeses from Murray's Cheese, and leave with a keen sense of what makes wines different along with a better understanding of not only what you like, but also why you like it. While that may seem sufficient for two hours, we aim for more. In this, one of our most popular offerings, we hope you will develop a newfound admiration for this incredible product of nature while tasting the differences in body, tannin, and sweetness of wines.

Wine has been with us for millennia, and while it can seem a daunting subject, it should not be. We will explore numerous regions of the world as well as briefly discuss how grapes grow and how wine is made (perhaps the most exciting part of the class, honestly). We believe that wine should be enjoyed by all on a regular basis. We help get you there.

Saturday, May 14 (Wine 101)
Date: Saturday, May 14
Location: 167 West 23rd Street
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $90

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Thursday, Aug 25 (Wine 101)
Date: Thursday, August 25
Location: 167 West 23rd Street
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $90

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14 Wines, 7 Cheeses, 1 Night
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A veritable around-the-world tasting of wine and cheese! Rather than focus on one particular country or theme, we feature wines from around the globe, with many from up-and-coming areas such as South Africa, South America, Australia, Spain, and New Zealand. In turn, each pair is mated to a specific cheese, chosen for its compatibility with the wines, all sourced from Murray’s Cheese Shop, one of the best purveyors in the country.

Ultimately, tasting wines in pairs helps to demonstrate what makes wines different from one another, while also helping you discover your own preferences. Of course, we also highlight the grapes used, the climate, and the production method for each wine served. In addition, we’ll discuss how to find wines similar to the ones tasted, thus allowing you to discover new bottles, suited to your specific palate, every day of the week. We hope you can join us!

NB - While all of our events are relaxed and engaging affairs, this particular one is much more of a ‘social tasting’ than it is a ‘class’. Of course, you will still learn about wine, cheese, and your own palate, but if you wish to lean more towards the education side, we highly recommend the ‘Wine 101’ to start.

Saturday, Dec 19 (14.7)
Date: Saturday, December 19
Location: 167 West 23rd Street
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: $90

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Regional Wine Explorations
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Whether it is one of our always-popular-classes featuring Italy or France, or a never held before seminar on the wines grown in Hungary or South Africa, these classes focus on regions and therefore highlight wines that speak of place, and of course, the people who make them.

Italy - North to South (May 13)
Date: Friday, May 13
Location: 167 West 23rd Street
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $90

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Without question, Italy provides a staggering percentage of the world's most distinctive and exalted wines. In addition, the sheer breadth of styles they produce is equally impressive. From the minerally perfumed whites of the Tre Venezie and Val d'Aosta to the dark, powerful reds of Sicily and Campania, this country continues to be a formidable force in winemaking as it has been since before Romulus and Remus first found Rome.

Admittedly, the north has long dominated the wine scene in Italy, with the wines of Piedmont (Barolo, Barbaresco...), Veneto (Amarone...), and Alto Adige (Schiava, Lagrein...) joining suit with Tuscany (Brunello, Chianti...), yet the wines of the south are making their case and doing it well with their rich, distinctive offerings that taste of flowers, spice, and pepper all at once. From the south we will sample Primitivo, Salice Salentino, Taurasi, the gorgeous mineral and apricot scented wines of Campania, and others. These wines are all quite distinct from one another, yet collectively they present a vivid picture of Italy, and all it has to offer.

Which wines are worth hunting down and getting to know? We believe they all are, yet only you can decide as the bottles will speak for themselves on this night dedicated, ultimately, to all things Italian (including extraordinary artisanal cheeses & cured hams).

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Special Food & Wine Seminars
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These classes typically focus on the wines and culinary contributions of one specific country or region. We discuss the history and importance of the wines and talk about how to pair them with various types of cuisine.

Napa vs. Bordeaux (June 03)
Date: Friday, June 3
Location: 167 West 23rd Street
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $90

NB: If you have credits or a gift card, and wish to register, please email: andrew@nycwineclass.com Thank you!

Both grow Cabernet Sauvignon, both are fiercely loyal to their region, and both create intense, complex, long-lived wines. Yet they are not the same. Bordeaux, with its centuries of history and ornate chateaux, claims restraint and finesse as well as power, yet by a judicious hand. The wines of Pauillac, Margaux, Graves, St Julien, Pomerol, St Emilion and St Estephe are all possible appearances.

As for Napa, they too have a rich history, yet it is one more of rags to riches than of landed gentry. Here, with their all too reliable sunshine and rainless summers, they craft wines that display purity of fruit, seamless tannins, soft mid-palates, and simply put, gobs of flavor. Both locales, however, offer up many exceptions to these stereotypes, leaving one to consider the producer and not the region alone.

We will taste a number of wines blind so you can decide without the label which you prefer. We will also sample wines of different price points to determine if the higher priced bottles are actually worth the added cost. Older vintages will also play a role with bottle prices for the tasting ranging from $20 to $50, possibly higher. We will accompany the wines with a number of perfectly aged cheeses, some French, some American.

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Exotic Whites to Remember (June 04)
Date: Saturday, June 4
Location: 167 West 23rd Street
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $75

NB: If you have credits or a gift card, and wish to register, please email: andrew@nycwineclass.com Thank you!

White wine is often viewed as a beginner's beverage, training wheels perhaps. It takes but a taste of Joly's Coulee de Serrant, or Dauvissat's Chablis Les Clos, however, to appreciate that white wines can mean serious business. If you are unfamiliar with these wines and are thinking you'd rather stick to the basics, then I assure you, this is the basics. This is where it all should start. These wines tell tall tales (all true), yet they will not rock the boat, the boat of wine memories and details which has guided you thus far, no, they will, if anything, clear the air.

The dramatics now over (no matter how genuine), I do promise this class features white wines which bring pleasure, wines that allow us to easily appreciate a sense of place, of origin, wines with inimitable flavors and textures that can only be produced in their home niche. Producers' wines likely to make an appearance include Kiralyudvar, Franz Prager, J.L. Chave, Bonneau du Martray, Lopez Heredia, and Hermann Wiemer (Finger Lakes in the house, and it's no courtesy invitation, it's been earned).

The cheeses will not disappoint as we sample some of the world's most distinctive wheels of fromage to discover if many successful pairings exist or if each is just better enjoyed alone. I hope you'll join us, this is the best value class we offer as the wines are more expensive yet the cost is only $75 to entice people to register. Thank you for your consideration!

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