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We Recommend These NYC Wine and Cheese Classes

We Recommend These NYC Wine and Cheese Classes

Hmm. What type of wine goes with Bleu cheese or Stilton or even Gruyère? What perfectly pairs with an aged Chardonnay or a ripe Cabernet blanc? Set to impress with an extensive knowledge of wine, cheese, and, even better, French vocabulary--kinda. Whether you’re heading on a first date, looking to taste the best wines in the city, learn what wines titillate your taste buds, or even learn how to read a wine menu, New York offers an array of every class imaginable. Now, we’ve gone through numerous classes, and here are a few of the absolute best!

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    Wine & Cheese 101 -- (vendor closed down CIS 2/6/17)
    Wine & Cheese 101 -- (vendor closed down CIS 2/6/17)

    Artisanal Premium Cheese

    I'm going to be honest right now. Before this class, my knowledge of wine and cheese was limited to boxed Franzia and Kraft singles, respectively. Needless to say, Cheese and Wine 101 opened my eyes to an untapped culinary world. In this class, we covered basic wine and cheese pairing guidelines. For someone who previously understood wine pairings as ?Red meat, red wine. Wait, only buy red wine.? I found this to be enlightening. Who knew a Chardonnay could satisfy my Merlot drenched lips? While discussing these pairing guidelines with a trusted Sommelier, we tasted a collection of French, Italian, American wines paired with delicious cheeses like Stilton and Gruyère. The environment was perfectly relaxed and sociable. Seriously, with a little buzz, I felt quite comfy. Maybe too comfy. This class is a definite must for anyone just entering the wine and cheese game or for someone, like myself, who panics at the sight of a wine list and holds no cheesy insight other than puns. If I were to return, I?d probably consider bringing a date because it definitely ups the romance factor.

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

    Classic Harbor Line

    Is there anything better than sipping wine and touring Manhattan on the water? On the deck of a 1920?s style vessel, you will sail around NYC and witness the city skyline like you?ve never seen it before, while tasting wines from a specific region of the world. You?ll learn the basics of wine tasting, analyzing grapes, viticulture, and trends, in a fun informative environment.

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    Wine & Cheese Pairings
    Wine & Cheese Pairings

    There is nothing better (or more classic!) than a good wine and cheese pairing. In this class, you will learn how to create that perfect match by tasting a range of wines and cheese pairings. You will learn everything you need to know about each pairing and discuss the reasons why some wine and cheese work well together, and why some... just don?t. After this class, you'll be able to find the right pairing to impress your next date or for a relaxing evening at home!

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