Commonly associated with being dumped on victorious football coaches and providing the catalyst for science-fair volcanoes, wine has also enjoyed a long history as a staple at dinners and social events. Bone up on this alternative grape use with today's Groupon: for $25, you get your choice of any single two-hour wine class from New York Vintners (a $50 value), located in Tribeca.
New York Vintners brings clarity to the nebulous nectar of the gods with a Venusian vineyard's worth of wine classes. Crack the crusted secrets of pairing wine and pizza in Homemade Pizza and the Wines That Love It, take a break from flat water and fizzify yourself with champagne in Bubblicious: The Joys of Sparkling Wine, or discover which libations are best for lining Slip 'n Slides with Summer Wine and Food. Other classes explore Spanish tapas and wine pairings, regional Italian pasta and wines, and the basics of wine. New classes are added each month based on inches of grapestorm winefall.
New York Vintners opts for wine selections with a strong sense of terroir —the effect that environment has on the quality of a wine—giving students a drinkable road map of some of the world's finest vineyards and wineries. Authorized oenophiles oversee the two-hour classes, with the tannin teachings taking place in New York Vintners' modern facilities. Gather some essential wine wisdom and never be tongue-tied again when your fellow crab fishermen ask which of the captain's labels would complement freshly caught seagull.
Online registration begins May 14.
- New York Vintners has a wonderful selection and provides fantastic help in planning party beverages or a dinner for two. All of their recommendations have been a great success. – nywine, Citysearch
- This place is a one of a kind NYC gem! The guys here (Alex, Rob and Derrick) really know everything there is to know about wine. – callieny, Citysearch
- i love that even the cheaper wines they sell are still good quality wines, not the trendy junk wine you see at so many wine stores in the city! – amdnyc, Citysearch
New York Vintners
As a leading wine educator in Manhattan, New York Vintners helps budding wine enthusiasts define and expand their personal wine tastes and cooking techniques at their high-end wine shop. During basic to advanced classes and wine-themed events, a team of six certified sommeliers and authorized enophiles elaborate on each wine's nuances from the angles of producer, region, and varietal. Smartly matched pairings and hands-on cooking instruction from Executive Chef Ryan Smith unpack the flavors even further. The staff keep a strong focus on terroir—the effect that environment has on a wine's flavor—as they select high-quality biodynamic and boutique wines for the shop's impressive, ever-changing list.
21 Warren St.
New York, New York 10007Get Directions