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Best Wine Classes in NYC

Best Wine Classes in NYC

It’s easy to fall victim to the nerve-wracking experience of choosing a wine in store or at a restaurant. Even if you have an idea of what you’re looking for, there are so many different regions, grape varieties and labels, even within a winemaking country. It’s almost as if they purposely made it difficult to decipher. Thankfully, NYC is filled to the brim with sommeliers and other professionals in the wine industry eager to help you define what you like, how to find it, and how to pair all sorts of foods and activities with your favorite wines.

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    Sexy Cheese & Sumptuous Wines
    Sexy Cheese & Sumptuous Wines

    Artisanal Premium Cheese

    One of the greatest things about wine is how well it pairs with something else that is incredibly addicting and indulging to consume: Cheese. Luckily for you, there are people who have gotten this wine and cheese pairing down to a science and will stop at nothing until you understand just how sexy the two really are.

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    Spanish & Portuguese Wines
    Spanish & Portuguese Wines

    NYC Wine Class

    Not only does every country have its own unique kinds of grapes and style of wines, but each has its own set of wine laws. How do people keep up with them all? Many times, they learn as they drink. Here’s your chance to take a crash course on Spain and Portugal, two countries with a wealth of wines to try as well as traditions and laws to learn about. This is perfect for those who are still developing their wine preferences and have yet to try these two regions. To top it off, you get to spend two hours munching on Spanish and Portuguese meats, cheeses, olives and nuts as you sip.

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    Italian Wines: North to South
    Italian Wines: North to South

    NYC Wine Class

    The only thing more exciting than focusing on two specific winemaking countries, is focusing on one big winemaking country. So, once you’ve finished drinking through Spain and Portugal, it’s time to focus some real attention on this one of the largest producers and exporters of wine, Italy. As you move from region to region, you’ll be delighted by the many distinctive styles and flavors you can taste. After this class, you’ll be able to walk confidently into a wine store and choose your next bottle of Italian wine.

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    Beginner Tango (Midtown)
    Beginner Tango (Midtown)

    Tango with Jon

    Dancing is intoxicating enough as it is, should we really be adding wine to it? Yes, yes we should. You'll be shocked at how much your skills improve with a little bit of wine. When once you had two left feet, suddenly you’ll be tangoing like Antonio Banderas. There isn’t much better than a night of wine and dancing. Glide across the floor while enjoying some delicious vintages.

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    Perfect Pizza and Wine Pairing -- Disabled pending vendor review (CS 12/9/15)
    Perfect Pizza and Wine Pairing -- Disabled pending vendor review (CS 12/9/15)

    Corkbuzz

    I bet you didn’t see this one coming. For the classier folks out there, it’s time to move up from (but never forget) the traditional pizza and beer combination. Learn what wines go best with your favorite slice and try that at the next movie night. Pinky up.

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    BYOB One Night Painting and Wine Party
    BYOB One Night Painting and Wine Party

    The Art Studio NY

    Here’s another curve ball for you. This is not a wine tasting class, but instead a class for those who know how to relax with a glass of wine. Try to stay focused as you learn the basics of painting and create a work of art worthy of your living room wall.

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    Wine and Cheese Pairing Cruise (Weekend)
    Wine and Cheese Pairing Cruise (Weekend)

    Classic Harbor Line

    If you are looking for a relaxed and fun date idea, learning the basics of wine tasting while sipping five different wines as you sail around Manhattan might suit your purposes well.

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