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    BYOB One Night Painting and Wine Party

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    Creativity takes courage -- maybe even a little liquid courage. It's high time you let your artistic freak flag fly with a night of wine-sipping, paint-dripping fun. In this workshop, you can learn a few techniques, take a sip, and jump right in. Because wine not?
    BYOB One Night Painting and Wine Party

    145 W 96th St, New York

    • Sip wine and create a painting to take home
    • Learn painting basics, including color mixing, brushwork, composition, and texture
    • Receive one-on-one attention to develop your painting skills in a fun environment
    • No experience necessary
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    53 positive reviews
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    Wine Tasting 101

    With our resident sommelier, you will have an opportunity to taste and contrast six different wines, which will be on a rotational basis by seasonality. In the process, we aim to help you learn such wine basics as varietal, tasting techniques, region/history, everyday-practical wine appreciation tips etc. In addition, it is our goal that through our discussions, it would help calibrate your palate as you embark on this lifelong adventure called wine. Prepare to leave this class one step closer to being a sommelier or simply impressing friends with your newfound knowledge at the next dinner party. No experience is necessary as this is a fun and instructive event open to anyone who is interested in expanding their knowledge of wine.
    Wine Tasting 101

    50 3rd Ave, New York

    • Build your basic wine knowledge with a resident sommelier
    • Enjoy a tasting of six different wines from various regions
    • Engage your senses while having fun and possibly discovering a new favorite wine!
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    French Wines: Making Sense of it All

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    French wines drip with intimidation. The exorbitant prices, dozens of regions, and grapes with fancy names like "pinot" and "syrah." Since France is the birthplace of wine's most well-known grapes, it's time to familiarize yourself with each and sample them all. Dissect French wines from regions all over the country -- Burgundy, Bordeaux, the Rhone Valley, and others. As you taste each wine, you'll learn how to read French labels and gain an inherent understanding in how the French work. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the essentials and ideology of French wine. A Votre Santé!
    French Wines: Making Sense of it All

    330 West 11th Street, New York

    • Gain a deep understanding of French wine as you taste & compare wines from different regions
    • Understand how French wines are produced and labelled
    • Enjoy French artisanal cheeses and pate de compagne with your wines
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    22 positive reviews
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    Wine 101

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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 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.
    Wine 101

    330 West 11th Street, New York

    • Explore differences in body, sweetness and tannin of wines
    • Pair over a dozen wines with cheeses from Murray's Cheese
    • Learn about different regions and how wine is made
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    22 positive reviews
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    Italian Wines: North to South

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    As the world's largest exporter of wine, Italy knows a thing or two about distinctive, exalted wines. Before ancient Rome, Italy produced wine at a staggering rate. During ancient Rome, Italy produced wine at a staggering rate. After ancient Rome, Italy continues to produce wine at a staggering rate. This Italian Wines class will focus on the various wine producing regions, their culture, and of course, the respective wines they are known for. While Northern Italy dominates the production scene, with the likes of Barbaresco, Chianti, and Schiava, Southern Italy enjoys equally as delicious classics like Primitivo and Taurasi. You'll get to sample them all in this tasty experience and become an expert on Italian wines!
    Italian Wines: North to South

    330 West 11th Street, New York

    • Discover and learn all you ever wanted to know about Italian wine
    • Taste and compare wines from Northern and Southern Italy
    • Experience the different tastes, textures, and histories of these two wine regions
    • Learn which wines are worth hunting down for future samplings
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    22 positive reviews
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    Wine & Cheese Pairing Cruise (Weekday)

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    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. To complement your wine and sailing experience further, various artisan and farmstead cheeses will be provided, in addition to a selection of dried fruit, nuts and breads. Don't miss your opportunity to soiree on the water and sip some wine in a way that would make Gatsby jealous.
    Wine & Cheese Pairing Cruise (Weekday)

    62 Chelsea Piers, New York

    • Sip five different wines as you sail the waters surrounding Manhattan
    • Learn the basics of wine tasting in a fun, informative environment
    • Discover grape varieties, wine regions, and trends
    • Enjoy complimentary artisanal cheese, fruit, and nuts
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    204 positive reviews
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    Wine & Cheese Pairing on Yacht Manhattan

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    Join Classic Harbor Line for their series celebrating the wonderfully diverse and ever-changing world of wine! Each week they will focus on a different region exploring the grapes, styles, soils, viticulture, and tasting techniques that will help you enjoy your wine! These interactive tastings will be conducted by a wine professional in a fun, relaxed atmosphere aboard the beautiful yacht Manhattan. The tastings you will be introduced to will also feature a number of different artisan and farmstead cheeses selected each week to complement the wines of the day. In addition, a selection of dried fruit, nuts and breads will be served to highlight each pairing. Together with fellow wine enthusiasts you'll learn the basics of tasting in a fun, informative setting, find out what makes each wine different and unique, and discuss major styles, grape varieties, regions, and trends. All aboard!
    Wine & Cheese Pairing on Yacht Manhattan

    62 Chelsea Piers, New York

    • Taste five different wines from a specific region of the world aboard a yacht
    • Cruise around Manhattan and pair those wines with the perfect cheeses
    • Learn about wine and its various components
    • Sit back and let the wine relax you among the beautiful views
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    204 positive reviews
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    Brooklyn Winery Tour and Tasting

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    Welcome to NYC's wine country! Also known as Brooklyn. This little tour will let you in on a tasty secret: urban wineries are in. Get a behind the scenes look at the Brooklyn Winery, and discover how this chic facility turns upstate grapes into delicious, eye-opening vintages. After you become acquainted with the production floor and processes behind their products, you'll get to try out the winery's products for yourself during a curated tasting. If you're a wine lover with a desire to find out how wine is made, this is your chance to do so without having to leave the city. It's also a great opportunity to become acquainted with a hot local brand. It'll be barrels full of fun! Or, at least a few glasses worth.
    Brooklyn Winery Tour and Tasting

    213 N 8th St, Brooklyn

    • Explore the production floor of an urban winery located right in Brooklyn
    • Enjoy imbibing several of the tastiest offerings of this hip artisanal facility
    • Expand your knowledge of the winemaking business with an inside perspective
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    9 positive reviews
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    Cayuga Wine Trail West Taste & Learn

    Represent the West Side. During this wine lover's experience, you'll visit three of the best wineries on the western shores of Lake Seneca, tasting delicious wines and food pairings as you go. You'll begin with an owner-led tour of Cayuga Ridge Winery, where you will get a behind-the-scenes look at the winemaking process and enjoy wine and cheese pairings, to get things off on the right foot. Next, visit Hosmer Winery for a vertical tasting, learning about the effect of aging and seasonal variation on flavor. Here you will also enjoy a chocolate and wine pairing that will send you straight to tastebud heaven. Your final winery stop will be at Sheldrake Point Winery, which features a perfectly situated lakefront tasting room, and a delicious selection of rieslings and red blends. You'll also enjoy an ice wine paired with locally-made biscotti. To cap off your experience, you'll pay a visit to Taughannock Falls, the tallest waterfall in the Eastern United States. If only it was made of wine.
    Cayuga Wine Trail West Taste & Learn

    222 S Cayuga St, Ithaca

    • Visit three different wineries on the western shores of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region, including Cayuga Ridge Winery, Hosmer Winery, and Sheldrake Point Winery
    • Expand your knowledge of wine during professionally guided tastings and tours
    • Snack on delicious pairings designed to compliment the experience, including chocolate, biscotti, and cheese
    • Learn about the history of Fingers Lake and winemaking in the region from a local guide
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    Vine, Wine and Dine on East Seneca Lake

    Feeling a little bottled up? Uncork with a tour that really pours on the fun! During this trip along the eastern shores of Seneca Lake, you'll visit four local wineries, where you'll taste multiple vintages, enjoy delicious pairings, eat a gourmet lunch, and learn all about the winemaking process. The first stop on this intoxicating tour is Silver Thread Vineyards, where you'll tour the grounds before heading to the tasting room for flights of Riesling, Pinot Noir, and a Blackbird paired with local cheese. Next up, you'll head to Red Newt Wine Cellars for a private tasting of their impressive selection, followed by a locally-sourced lunch in their bistro. After lunch, you'll visit Standing Stone Vineyards to get a taste of three vintages of a single varietal, exploring the impact of aging on red wine. Finally, you'll end your adventure at Damiani Wine Cellars, for a sweet ending comprised of a locally made chocolate paired with Damiani's wines.
    Vine, Wine and Dine on East Seneca Lake

    222 S Cayuga St, Ithaca

    • Visit wineries on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, including Silver Thread Vineyards, Red Newt Wine Cellars, Damiani Wine Cellars, and Standing Stone Vineyards
    • Expand your knowledge of wine during four professionally guided tastings and tours
    • Fill up on a scrumptious bistro lunch, along with pairings such as cheese, tapas, and chocolate
    • Enjoy a relaxed day touring some of the best wineries in the region!
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