WINE TASTING EVENTS AND DEALS
UWS – Long Island Take on the World: A Wine & Cheese Tasting (May 21st): Enjoy a wine and cheese tasting featuring your ‘neighboring’ wines of Long Island and pair them with lovely cheeses. Even is from 1pm – 2:30 at Compass, 208 W. 70th Street – DEAL: 2 tickets for $60!
NOLITA - Jo’s (May 23rd) in Nolita will be serving a special dinner with the people from Bix Wine shop, Bayfield Importing, and winemaker Albert Bichot. The six-course meal is $65 with wine pairings. Call (212) 966-9640 to make a reservation. [EaterWire]
TRIBECA - Taste of Tribeca (May 21st) An outdoor culinary festival featuring signature dishes from renowned Tribeca chefs, a family-friendly Kids’ Zone with Looney Lenny, a comprehensive wine tour and live entertainment provided exclusively by City Winery. There will also be locally-brewed beverages for sale, such as Waa-tah, NY Spring, Plan Tea, Fizzy Lizzy, VBLast, and Gus Soda. The Festival takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Duane Street (between Greenwich and Hudson). Taste of Tribeca brings together top talent and some of the most sought after destinations, including the Harrison, Bouley, Tribeca Grill, Blaue Gans, Landmarc, newcomer Plein Sud, the Odeon and Nobu. All proceeds from the event will ensure the continuation of arts and enrichment programs at local public schools PS 150 and PS 234. One ticket provides six tastes from any of the restaurants taking part. For ticket options - http://www.tasteoftribeca.com/content/tickets
SOHO - Lure Fishbar (June 1st) is hosting an oyster tasting with chef Josh Capon and wine director Natalie Tapken. For $75, you get to sample 15 oysters plus snacks and dessert, with wine pairings. Call (212) 431-7676 to snag a seat. [EaterWire]
FLATIRON - From GILTCITY NYC, enjoy 40% off a multi-course Italian dinner for two at Brio Downtown for $90. Offer includes, two antipasti, two entrees, two desserts, and four glasses of WINE. Redeemable on at the downtown location and must be redeemed by August 18th. Hurry up and buy and use this awesome offer! **Provided you create an account.
CHELSEA – NY Wine Salon presents “Natural Wine: A Salon” (May 23rd) Focuses on Natural Wine, a topic that is both incredibly hot and invariably misunderstood. Organic… sustainably farmed… biodynamic… what makes wine “green,” and how should it taste? The Metropolitan Room will swing from caberet than Cabernet as a dozen delicious “natural”ly-tagged wines from will be served with artisan cheeses, charcuterie and bread. Sip, nibble, discuss, repeat. A variety of panelists will be present to guide and provide their expertise! New York Wine Salon Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, starting at 9:00 pm. Tickets re $45; 9:00 start. (Localwineevents.com)