Wine Tasting in New York

Shortbread and Wine for Two or Four, or Carry-Out Shortbread at Two Moon Art House and Cafe (Up to 43% Off)

Two Moon Art House and Cafe

Park Slope

House-baked shortbread flavors include honey wheat and rosemary sea salt; samplers also include glasses of wine

$30 $18

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Wine and Food at Flight Wine Bar (Up to 43% Off)

Flight Wine Bar

Corn Hill

Imported cheeses and charcuterie alongside flights of wine from all over the globe

$20 $12

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Date-Night Packages with Small Plates & Dessert Martinis at AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar (Up to 48% Off)

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar

New York

Martinis mix chocolate with flavors such as raspberry and mint; imported cheeses complement plates of grilled shrimp and artichoke hearts

$92 $49

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Wine Tasting with Wine Glasses for Two or Four at Staten Island Winery (Half Off)

Staten Island Winery

Travis

From 6–9 p.m., guests sample four different wines and take home a wine glass

$30 $15

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Two-Hour Winemaking Class for Two with 2.5- or 5-Gallon Kit and Pizza at Lake Ontario Winery (Up to 61% Off)

Lake Ontario Winery

Multiple Locations

Visitors learn to make wine and get a kit to take home; the class also includes wine tasting and gourmet pizza

$154 $62

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Six-Hour Winter Winery and Chocolate Factory Tour for One, Two, or Four from Niagara Fun Tours (Up to 67% Off)

Niagara Fun Tours

Multiple Locations

Tour buses shuttle guests to Palatine Hill Estates Winery and three others for tastings before ending at Chocolate F/X, a working factory.

C$89 C$39

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Strawberry, Chocolate & Wine Festival Tickets for 2 or 4 or Wine Tasting for 2 or 4 at Baldwin Vineyards (Up to 58% Off)

Baldwin Vineyards

Shawangunk

Festival pairs 12 types of wine with chocolate-covered strawberries and desserts; sample eight wines during regular tasting hours

$24 $12

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Wine, Cheese, Chocolate, and Souvenir Glasses for Two at The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room (Up to 54% Off)

The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room

Milton

Sip on five handcrafted wines and snack on gourmet chocolate, crackers, and cheese at an Adirondack-style tasting bar

$35 $16

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Wine and Food Tasting for Two or Four at Spring Lake Winery (50% Off)

Spring Lake Winery

Lockport

Enjoy a selection of delicious award-winning wine paired with food such as mozzarella pesto and meatball bruschetta

$20 $10

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Wine-and-Cheese Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at Oliva Vineyards (Up to 55% Off)

Oliva Vineyards

Fort Edward

Five wines are paired with five cheeses and accompanied by fruits, crackers, and souvenir wineglasses

$32 $16

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Wine Tasting with Cheese Plate for Two or Four at Clovis Point Winery (Up to 61% Off)

Clovis Point Winery

Jamesport

After tasting seven wines, guests select a favorite vintage to enjoy in a logo wine glass alongside artisan cheese.

$71 $29

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Champagne Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at The Champagne Sommelier (Up to 47% Off)

The Champagne Sommelier

New York

A champagne connoisseur with 10 years of experience shares varieties of the sparkling wine with tasters

$164 $99

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Italian Food and Drinks at Vitis La Vineria (50% Off). Two Options Available.

VITIS La Vineria

Gramercy Park

Owner brings the taste and atmosphere of his native Italy to restaurant, whose menu offers salads, paninis, small plates, and desserts

$60 $30

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Ice Wine Taste & Learn Experience for Two or Four at The Ice House Winery (Up to 53% Off)

The Ice House Winery

Niagara on the Lake

Tasting and lesson on ice wines, wines made from grapes that are harvested and pressed while still frozen

C$20 C$10

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$16 for Two Wine Tastings and a Cheese Board at Thirsty Owl Outlet & Wine Garden ($30 Value)

Thirsty Owl Outlet & Wine Garden

Saratoga Springs

The tasting includes your choice of five wines and a cheese board with three local and international cheeses

$30 $16

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Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four at Ledge Rock Hill Winery (Up to 62% Off)

Ledge Rock Hill Winery

Saratoga County

Enjoy a tasting and food pairing in a room that has almost as much character as the majestic mountain woods that surround it

$30 $12

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$19 for $40 Worth of European Tapas and Wine for Two at Wine Bar

Wine Bar

Bowery

100+ different bottles of wine line the walls of the intimate, Zagat-rated café serving French, Spanish, and Italian tapas

$40 $19

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Wine Tasting and Chocolate or Cheese Pairing for Two or Four at Halfmoon Cellars Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Halfmoon Cellars Winery

Saratoga Springs

Wine tastings are amplified with decadent chocolates or perfectly paired cheeses; souvenir wine glasses act as memorable keepsakes

$26 $13

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Two Entrees or Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two at Rare Earth WIne Bar (Up to 55% Off)

Rare Earth WIne Bar

Glens Falls

Pair reds and whites from all over the globe with a rack of lamb, steak bordelaise, or gluten-free options

$64 $29

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Yes, there is such a thing as the American Cheese Society. What’s more, it’s an honor of the highest degree to be named a member of that society’s inaugural class of Certified Cheese Professionals. Fromager Dimitri Saad counts himself among that prestigious group, and one trip to Casellula Cheese & Wine Café is enough to see why. Saad has curated a menu of more than 40 cheeses from around the world. The menu is divided into five sections: fresh, bloomy, washed, pressed/cooked, and blue. Cheese isn’t all that Casellula has going for it. Proprietor and wine director Brian Keyser has carefully designed a wine list to accompany the cheese and food menus, the latter of which focuses on contemporary American cuisine. In another wine bar, this focus on gourmet food and drink might come with more than a hint of pretension. Not here—Casellula welcomes guests to dress casually and order in Pig Latin for all they care.

401 West 52nd Street
New York,
NY
US

A parade of bas-relief pastoral figures cavorts across the entryway of Delia?s Lounge, signaling both the spirit of revelry and the wealth of mesmerizing visual artifacts to be found inside. A fireplace warms a room stuffed to its plush gills with velvet sofas, leopard-print banquettes, wooden sculptures, and a giant reproduction of the Mona Lisa serenely surveying the cozy scene. Until the wee hours of the morning, the kitchen fills the small, candle-topped tables with a variety of appropriately shareable plates such as pan-seared crab-cakes, chicken quesadilla rolls, hamburger sliders, and shrimp cocktail with house-made horseradish sauce.

New York Magazine dubbed Delia?s a Critics? Pick, averring that ?you won't find tastier, or larger, cocktails in Manhattan.? Martinis range from the spare to the sweet: Hendrick's Gin bears a simple slice of cucumber, apple martinis blend liqueurs, vodka, and an apple slice garnish, and the Godiva white-chocolate martini presents vodka, cacao, and white-chocolate liqueur in a glass lined with a chocolate drizzle.

9224 3rd Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Like any good basement, Cellar 58 is full of secrets. Hidden in the back of the East Village eatery is a wine-tasting room that shelters more than 150 different bottles, including some that hail from overlooked countries, such as Greece and Bulgaria. In addition, the wine bar's frequently changing selection features more than 30 wines by the glass.

From the Press

  • "Wine enthusiasts eager to explore new territory should take a seat at one of the long marble tables at this mural-adorned East Village wine bar." ? Time Out New York
  • "It makes for the ideal venue for lingering over the international wine list comprising the world's major, minor and up-and-coming varietals, vineyards and vintages." ? Gayot
  • "The pours come from all corners of the world, and not just the currently budget-friendly Chile and New Zealand- Greece, Austria, and Bulgaria all make an appearance." ? New York magazine

Beyond the Wine List

There is also a surprising treasure in the front dining room. The marble-topped tables play host to entrees and small plates prepared by chef Fabio Bano, who comes to Cellar 58 from the ultraprivate Soho House. Using cooking methods that he learned and perfected in Italy, Bano handcrafts pastas and inventive desserts, which, like top-secret memos, melt satisfyingly upon entering the mouth.

58 2nd Ave.
New York,
NY
US

Recently featured in Buffalo Rising, The Wine Thief navigates a laser-beam-guarded landscape to offer fine wine and a menu of inventive new American fare to Buffalo residents. The wine list boasts various vinos by the bottle or glass, eschewing fermented juice boxes in favor of more reliable receptacles. Worldly whites, such as the 1734 Vouvray ’06 (Loire, France), compete for imbibers’ taste buds against alternative reds, known for their early 1990s grungewear and soft-loud musical dynamics. The Wine Thief is also home to a Cuvee wine storage system, which keeps open wines fresh for up to two weeks, allowing a total of 36 by-the-glass wines to be ready at any one time.

431 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo,
NY
US

When it comes to wine, David and Tasia Verno follow the same philosophy as Goldilocks: Why settle for one when you could try three? Trios of wines from across the world are thus a mainstay of their menu at Flight Wine Bar. These samplers come with themed names—Instant Zen and California Retreat, for example—and incorporate wines from Italy, Chile, France, and Germany in addition to the United States. There's the Bubbly Flight for sparkling wine enthusiasts, the alluring scents of Aroma Therapy, and Sweet Emotion, which matches a Red Newt riesling with a Bigi Orvieto Classico and an Elmo Pio moscato.

Of course, Flight Wine Bar also has wines available by the glass or bottle. In addition, the staff furnishes tables with artisanal snacks. Guests can order imported cheeses, such as the sycamore-leaf-wrapped Spanish valdeón. The dessert chocolates are all handcrafted, and the truffles are all handpicked from the secret truffle tree that you should absolutely not tell anyone about.

262 Exchange Blvd
Rochester,
NY
US

A restaurant is only as good as its head chef. Luckily, Tombolino has Pietro Siciliano. Recognized in 2010 by Bon Appétit as top chef in Westchester, Siciliano prepares scratch-made pastas and other Italian-style delicacies daily using imported ingredients and kitchen mastery learned during his training at the Culinary Institute in Italy. A selection of more than 500 wines pair well with Siciliano’s creations, which include house specialties such as almond-crusted chilean sea bass and veal milanese.

356 Kimball Ave
Yonkers,
NY
US