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 Pizza and the Wines That Love It, take a break from flat water and fizzify yourself with champagne in Bubblicious: The World of Sparkling Wines. Other classes explore the modern mysteries of wine and fusion cooking, regional Italian cuisine and wine, 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.
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.