The perfect food and wine pairing is like the fateful meeting of destined lovers, best celebrated with a tiny mock wedding presided over by a curmudgeonly pepper mill with a heart of gold. Combine cuisine and wine the way nature intended with today's deal: for $25, you get a two-hour Greek wine class and tasting, plus one bottle of wine (up to a $55 total value) at Long's Wines & Liquors in Bay Ridge. Classes start on September 21 and are not held between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
Long’s Wines & Liquors hosts a collection of wines, spirits, and tastings to fill its patrons with delight and vinous valuables. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., novice and experienced oenophiles alike can attend a Greek 101 wine tasting and class ($40) to learn about wine-worthy Greek grapes with ideal baby names, such as Assyrtiko, Moschofilero, Agiorghitiko, and Xinomarvro. Wines from various regions of Greece will be served with a variety of cheeses and other appetizing treats from Athena, a local Hellenic eatery. After wooing their tongues with moderate sips and sups, participants get to take home a select bottle from among the tasting choices (up to $15) to fully irrigate parched throats during the dry season. Discounts will also apply for those who want to shop for wine—10% off all bottles, 17% off cases, and 20% off case pairs.
Never ones to look down their monocles at grape-loving greenhorns, the experts at Long’s Wine & Liquors are enthusiastic about exploring new wines and commentating on the famous vintages that have stained the pages of history with grape blood. Call to schedule your class.
Must be 21 or older to attend class.
- …tastings every Friday and Saturday now, and in addition to the expanding wine selection, you’ll find things like mead and naturally infused vodka… – Zoe Singer, Edible Brooklyn
- The people who work there are super friendly, and there's usually a ton of people on staff, so you are never left waiting or wondering! Which makes this establishment a must in da' ridge! – Erik C., Yelp