NYC Food & Drink Guide

Five Great Wine Clubs to Join

Back in the day, if you wanted variety and spontaneity in your life, you joined a “Something of the Month Club” and every month you’d get a new version of whatever it was. They had everything from cheese to beer to books to you name it. Now, we have subscription boxes. A fun box of – Read More

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Wines of the White House

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Seeing as Monday is President’s Day, we thought we’d share some fun facts about our great presidents and their drinking habits. Being president is a tough job and these guys knew how to relax and kick back for a while. JFK’s favorite wine was the bubbly and his First Lady Jackie O had expensive taste- Veuve – Read More

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Join Us at NY Drinks NY

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

  The NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting, held on March 20th, 2018, is one of the most popular events featuring more than 40 New York State wineries. This prestigious event is presented by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, an organization that holds the honorable responsibility of promoting and supporting the wineries, vineyards, and – Read More

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5 Wines Under $50

Sometimes in life, you just want something that tastes good and isn’t going to break the bank. You know, for those nights when you just need a glass of wine to forget about a hard day at work or to share with a friend on a relaxing Saturday night. Here’s a quick list of five – Read More

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How to Order Wine in a Restaurant

As you learn about your own wine preferences and get to know some new things about wine itself, the process of ordering a bottle at a restaurant can be scary. If you’re at an upscale place, the list could be pretty long and might be overwhelming. Here’s the thing: every wine lover has to start – Read More

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5 Red Wines to Spice Up Your Winter

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Okay, so January is finally over, which means we’ve officially entered the most boring month of the year. Sorry February, you just don’t have that much to offer. The weather is lame, there aren’t any days off, and we’re all sick of being stuck at home because it’s cold and gray outside. You know what – Read More

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Your Wine Serving Temperature Guide

Just like some humans prefer cold temperatures and some do better in warmer climates, wines are sensitive to temperature. This isn’t just about taste or whether it’s a really hot summer day and you’d drink anything as long as it’s cold, there are scientific guidelines that determine what temperature at which your wine will be – Read More

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Your Guide to Wine and Cheese

It’s a chill Saturday night and you’re having some friends over, and you want to make a nice cheese plate to go with the wine you’re inevitably going to drink. You’ve seen all these gorgeous cheese boards on Instagram so you know how to design it, however, you have no idea how to pick out – Read More

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The Beginner’s Guide to Tasting Wine

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

We’ve all seen those people in the fancy restaurants sniffing their glasses of wine while the server waits to see if the diner likes it, and they swirl it around then take a sip, and then nods in approval. This may look like an act of snobbery but in reality, that person knows their wine – Read More

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Class Up Your Takeout with Wine

Oh January, probably the most boring month of the year. It’s not January’s fault, really, but the truth is the holidays are over, it’s really cold, the sun doesn’t come out much, and we’re all bored. January means a lot of couch time, avoiding the gym (even though we swore we would go for our – Read More

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Exploring Malbec

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Let’s take it back to the classics, and what is better than a smooth Malbec? Malbec originated in France, as many of the most popular grapes did, as a blending wine, but a majority of Malbec is now grown in Argentina, as well as some parts of Chile and even in the western regions of – Read More

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New Year’s Eve Bubbly Guide

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Ah, New Year’s Eve. That time of year where we all get together to celebrate the fact that we get to start fresh with a new year and drink and eat till we can’t remember the previous year! It’s time to pop the bubbly and celebrate with the people you love, and we’ve got your guide – Read More

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Your Holiday Feast Wine Pairing Guide

Monday, December 18th, 2017

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to feast! And what goes better with a family feast but a great bottle of wine. We’re here to provide the guide to all things wine when it comes to the holidays. Prime Rib: This isn’t your standard pot roast and it deserves a higher class – Read More

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Essentials Series: Australia

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The Australian wine export market is close to 3 billion dollars a year, making it the fourth highest exporter of wine in the world. Winemakers of Australia are known for their innovation in production techniques, as well as scientific responses to environmental issues like global warming and climate change.   Australia wasn’t always a leading – Read More

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Essentials Series: New Zealand

New Zealand is sort of the dark horse in the world of wine production. Although the country produces less than 1% of the world’s wine, those bottles are unique and valuable. It’s kind of like that kid you knew in high school who was really quiet all the time but the words he did say – Read More

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Essentials Series: South Africa

South Africa is a bit of a dark horse in the world of wine production. The country has actually been producing wine since the 1650’s with the Dutch East India Company in Capetown but the Wine of Origin system wasn’t implemented until the 1970’s which is when their markets really took off. The Wine of – Read More

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The Essentials: Oregon Wines

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

California may get the most recognition in the wine world but its southern neighbor isn’t far behind in the ranks. Oregon has moved up as the fourth state in the United States in wine production, with over 28,000 acres of vineyards and 725 different wineries.   Oregon only has two wine-producing regions, or American Viticultural – Read More

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Your Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Guide

Somehow it’s the middle of November which means it’s almost time for Thanksgiving! If Thanksgiving isn’t your holiday, it should be.   The spirit of Thanksgiving combines all of the best things: the people you love, with a crazy amount of food, football, pie, and especially in our house, wine! There are so many different – Read More

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Essentials Series: Californian Wines

Throughout this Essential Series, we’ve covered only European nations, as they’re the foundations of wine production and winemaking, but now we’ve come to the biggest winemaking region in America. California produces 85% of America’s wine and is the number four producer in the world after France, Italy, and Spain.   Much like the other advancing – Read More

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Essentials Series: Austrian Wines

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Similar to its neighbor Germany, Austria is known for their white wines. Although the country has been producing wine for thousands of years, its reputation was tarnished in 1985 when a toxic chemical called diethylene glycol (commonly found in antifreeze) was being used by some Austrian wineries to sweeten their wines. It was found when – Read More

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Essentials Series: German Wine

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Just like the rest of Europe, the wines of Germany reflect their people and their culture. While Spanish and Italian wines are known for being lush and dramatic, German wines are crisp and austere, with subtle but fragrant flavors. In Germany, white wines rule, making up over 65% of the country’s vineyards, most of which – Read More

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The Essentials: Spanish Wines

In the grand scheme of wine producing power nations, Spain comes in at third. Although it is the most widely planted wine-producing country, it’s actually only the third highest producer, after France and then Italy.   There are over 400 varieties planted throughout Spain but because of infertile soil, not all of the plants get – Read More

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Essentials Series: French Wine

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be focusing on different regions of wine and their characteristics, varietals, and overall style in our Essentials Series. Up first: France.   When it comes to wine and winemaking, everything comes down to the French. They weren’t necessarily the first to discover wine but they were the – Read More

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The Difference Between Wine Glasses

It’s no secret that we love our wine, it’s basically all we talk about. We’re not ones to discriminate- we like reds, whites, sparkling, rosés, you name it. Wine is our specialty and we’re always up for trying something new and maybe a little different.   But the one thing that never changes is what – Read More

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FAQ about Varietals

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

In our last blog post, we discussed the definition of a grape varietal, and how they differ from wine blends. A quick recap: A varietal is a wine that is made of one dominant grape, and are aptly labeled so. The bottle must be made from at least 75% of that grape to be considered – Read More

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So, What’s A Varietal?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

When we discuss wine, we talk about its grape variety– like Chardonnay, Zinfandel, or Malbec. These are the actual types of grapes that are being used to create the wine and are therefore the kind of wine that they will become. A varietal wine is one that is made of 75% of any of these grapes. – Read More

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The Oldest Bottle of Wine in the World

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

We have a hard time imagining a bottle of wine that we could never open but that’s okay because the Romans clearly have stronger willpower than we do. There is an ancient bottle held within a Roman tomb near Speyer, Germany that is said to hold wine, which makes it the world’s oldest unopened bottle – Read More

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Autumn NYC Food and Wine Festivals

Wine events aren’t just for the summer- in fact, in New York City, some of the best events happen in autumn! What could be better than experiencing all of the joys and fascination of wine country right here in our urban city?   Below is a list of some of the best and most exciting – Read More

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What’s A Corked Wine?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

We’ve all heard of a skunked beer- one that has essentially just gone sour, or stale, and tastes or smells sort of funky. Generally, this comes from it being incredibly old, or maybe it was subjected to strange temperatures or climates or was left out in the garage after a tailgate last football season.   – Read More

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The Wines of China

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

China is a leader amongst the world in many things: population size, technological innovation, and dumplings. But did you know they’ve also got a substantial part in global wine production? The history of Chinese wine goes back about 9000 years which is sort of hard to comprehend but basically, this means that the earliest chemically – Read More

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Best Bubbly for Your Buck!

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Fall is just around the corner, which means the holidays are nearing and if you’re gathering around the table with family and friends to celebrate, you may be interested in enjoying a little bubbly. Did you know that all Champagne is sparkling wine but not all sparkling wine is Champagne? Typical of the French, a – Read More

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The Wines to Drink This Fall

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

It’s that time of the year- the leaves will start changing soon, the temperatures will fall, and that means we’ll be moving away from the rosé and the bubbly.  So what should we be drinking this autumn season? Well, let us tell you. Syrah: It’s going to get colder which means you’ll want something with – Read More

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The Pinot Noirs of Oregon

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Oregon is one of our country’s highest wine-producing states, just fourth after California, Washington, and our own great state of New York, even though it’s only really been in the winemaking business since the 1960s. Their stake in the winemaking game started when a few California wineries planted some Pinot Noir vineyards in the Willamette – Read More

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The Pinot Noirs of New Zealand

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
The Pinot Noirs of New Zealand

New Zealand has always been a dark horse amongst the popular winemaking regions of the world, exporting over 12.2 million liters a year as of the end of June 2016. The maritime climate provides a variety of conditions for producing a wide range of wines, with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir being the two most popular. – Read More

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Hard Ciders for the True Fans

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Hard ciders have been around for quite a long time but they really became popular over the last decade, partially because of the gluten-free trend. Obviously, cider is good for more than a wheat-less brewed beverage but that is definitely one of its main draws. Unfortunately, many people hear the word “cider” and think of – Read More

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10 Delicious Dessert Wines

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

There is always a wine for every occasion, and dessert is a very important occasion. Dessert wines get a bad rap (thanks, Jan) but they are meant to be more than just cloyingly sweet. A good dessert wine will have plenty of sweetness but should implement different fruit and floral flavors that will complement the – Read More

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Classic Food and Wine Pairings

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Peanut butter and jelly. Tom and Jerry. Left Shark and Right Shark.   Some things are just meant to be in pairs, and the same is true for classic wines and their perfect dishes. You probably hear about “food and wine pairings” all the time, but what does it mean? Essentially, when a dish and – Read More

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Bubble Bubble: 10 Sparkling Rosés for the Summer

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Who doesn’t love a good rosé in the summer? And we all love sparkling wines for a celebration! So why not drink them at the same time?   Yes, sparkling rosé is a thing, and we totally love it. Find our list below of ten delicious sparkling rosés that will jazz up your summer. Alta – Read More

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Underrated Wine Region: Slovenia

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

When you think of the best wine regions of the world, the first country to come to mind probably isn’t Slovenia. However, it definitely should be, because Slovenia has been quietly producing high-quality wine for over two thousand years. Slovenia is a pretty small country, of just two million people, that sits in between Central – Read More

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Kegs Are For More Than Beer!

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Wine on tap, or keg wine, is a recent trend in our dear city that stems from the upwards swing of the “eat local” movement. The same principles of eating at restaurants that are owned by neighborhood people and serve locally grown foods are being applied to the wine industry, and have sparked a community – Read More

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Boxed Wine That Will Make Your Summer Great

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Boxed wine has had a pretty bad reputation for a long time but that’s starting to turn around. Gone are the days when Franzia was your only option and you just drank it to feel the buzz, disregarding the weird aftertaste. Nowadays, boxed wine is simply just great wine in a portable container! Check out – Read More

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5 Wines to Drink This Summer!

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Mmm, sweet summertime! Time to kick back, relax at a picnic or the park, and enjoy some delicious cold beverages in the warm sun. Wine makes for a great summer drink but not all wines are meant for summer. Check out our list below for some delicious bottles to consume this season.   2015 Estate – Read More

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Everyone Should Love Moscato

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Some may hear Moscato and immediately be taken back to their college years, drinking the sweet, bubbly stuff simply because it was cheap and it tasted good. However, Moscato is so much more than just a five dollar bottle that gets the job done; it’s a well-crafted wine that is full of love and amazing – Read More

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Wine Cocktails For Summer

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Ah, summer, that exciting time of picnics in the park, weekends at the beach, and of course, refreshing cocktails. Here at New York Wine Events, we believe that wine is king and that it can be used for every occasion, even for a patio happy hour! Check out our favorite recipes for wine-based cocktails. San – Read More

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5 Underrated Wines to Try This Weekend

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

When you’re buying wine, it’s easy to fall into a routine of drinking the same thing over and over again. As humans, we like to stick with things that we’re comfortable with and know we like, and even when we look for something new, it’s probably another very popular selection that we’ve heard about a – Read More

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Day Trips to Wine Country!

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Looking for a fun escape from the city this summer? Come with us to Long Island Wine Country any Saturday from May to November! For a very affordable cost, you can take a round trip bus from Midtown Manhattan to the best wineries on Long Island for a wine tasting experience you’ll never forget. During – Read More

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What Is Chateauneuf du Pape, And Why It is So Good

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

We all know that France can, and has, created some stunning wines over the last few centuries, but most people are only familiar with the most popular few, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc.   Chateauneuf de Pape is an incredibly small, yet very beautiful, village in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region in southeastern – Read More

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Why is Pinot Noir So Popular?

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Pinot Noir is one of the most commonly consumed bottles of wine in the country, with a very large majority coming from France (of course) and California’s wine country. ADVERT So why is the Pinot such a popular vino? Well, part of it is the difficulty that winemakers find in actually growing the grape, which – Read More

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Rock Star California Zinfandel Wineries

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

California has always been the premiere state in the U.S. for wine production, and probably will be for a very long time. With so many different vineyards, climates, and growing conditions all throughout the state, there are thousands of different wines being produced in California. With that being said, we wanted to highlight one beautiful – Read More

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Why Is Nebbiolo So Awesome?

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Oh, red wine, how we love you! If only you were easier to choose from! Just kidding, we love how many varieties of red wine exist, and it’s our goal to teach all of you wine lovers about each and every one of them so you feel more informed to choose your next favorite bottle. – Read More

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What are Tannins?

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

With passionate wine drinkers, it’s common to find that a person prefers either red or white very strongly over the other. For some, it has to do with flavor profiles, as reds tend to be deep and earthy, while whites lean towards crisp and fruity. For others, they may tell you it’s because of the – Read More

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The Amazing Spanish Wine Regions You’ve Never Heard Of

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Spain is a country with one of the highest rates of wine production in the entire world, and they have the bottles to prove it. Spanish wines are known for being a little exotic, sometimes peppery, and always delicious. Usually, we hear about regions like Ribera del Duero, Barcelona, and La Rioja when it comes – Read More

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The Six Noble Grapes: What You Need to Know

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

The wine industry has flourished over the last century. It used to be that France and a couple European countries were responsible for most of the wine production of the world but now we have interesting varieties coming out of places like Greece, Portugal, and of course, California. Because of this, we are seeing new – Read More

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Top 5 Most Expensive Bottles Of Wine Ever Sold

Credit: By R.J. Huneke Because of the limited ingredients and growing conditions for the grapes, wine is one of the toughest draughts to make well and, and the most highly touted of vintages have sold for gargantuan amounts of money over the decades. Adding to the delicate and intricate process and the weather conditions – Read More

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The 7 Chillest Places in New Jersey to Drink Wine

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

New Jersey is known for its rich history and lively culture, and has plenty of culinary and beverage gems to visit in each of its many regions. For wine lovers who want to meet up with friends or relax after a long day at the office, here are 7 establishments that are known for their laid back atmospheres – Read More

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The Essentials: Italian Wines

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

While France may be the world’s oldest wine producing country, Italy takes the #1 spot for the volume of wine production, followed by France and Spain. Every year, the country produces about 40-50 million hectolitres, which accounts for about one-third of global production.   Not only do the Italians produce wine at an extremely high rate, – Read More

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Feel the Fizz: The Many Types of Sparkling Wine

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Ah, the bubbly. Whether we’re drinking it to celebrate, to brunch, or to just feel a little extra fancy, it adds a little extra sparkle to the occasion. So what gives a sparkling wine its signature bubble? Carbon dioxide! Sparkling wine goes through not one, but two, fermentation processes- one to create the wine itself and – Read More

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What is Gruner Veltliner?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

While the name resembles the sounds your Jewish grandfather makes when he gets out of bed, the Gruner Veltliner is actually a delicious bottle of wine. It’s a white grape found mostly in Austria, where it is the most commonly planted grape in the entire country. Slovakia and the Czech Republic, as well as Hungary – Read More

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What Gives Wine Its Color?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Wine is most easily recognized by its color. We identify our favorites by whether it’s white, red, or rose, which also tells us what the wine will actually taste like. The more educated wine drinkers can also tell how acidic or tannic a wine will be based on its color. So what gives wine its – Read More

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Oaked vs. Unoaked Chardonnay: What’s the Difference?

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Mmm, Chardonnay, that buttery, fruity, delicious white wine that we love so much. Have you ever noticed that there are two totally different kinds of Chardonnay and that they taste completely different? It’s almost like they are separate wines. This is due to the aging process and whether it is an oaked or unoaked Chardonnay. ADVERT – Read More

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Class Up Your Fast Food Dinner

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Sure, fast food is a cheap, easy solution to being hungry, but it doesn’t have to be a sad meal. What’s the easiest way to make any fast food meal more elegant? Wine, of course! We’ve paired classic fast food menu items with delicious wines so you can take that drive- in dinner to a – Read More

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Tasty Wines for Your Chinese Dinner

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Generally, when we thinking of beverages to pair with Chinese foods, our minds go to sake or plum wines, but those aren’t the only options! There are plenty of other options to pair with Chinese dishes. If you’re eating Dim Sum, go for a white sparkling wine, or a Riesling. Because of the variety of – Read More

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What to Drink with Your Curry

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Wintertime is a great time to eat curry dishes. The weather is cold and gray but curry is warm, inviting, and spicy, which can warm up any chilly night! The delicious spices and wonderful heat that comes with curry can make wine pairing a bit tricky but have no fear, we are here to help! – Read More

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Millennials and Their Wine

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

As of 2016, millennials (people in their 20s and early 30s) were responsible for the yearly consumption of approximately 159.6 million cases of wine, which was about half of the nation’s total consumption overall. Compared with the other generational categories in the U.S., the baby boomers drank about 30% and the Gen-Xers (those born in – Read More

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What is Petit Verdot?

Friday, February 10th, 2017

The Petit Verdot, or “little green one” is a classically underrated red wine. Because of its rich boldness, it is commonly used as part of a Bordeaux blend and is rarely produced as a single-varietal, although there are some coming out of Australia, Chile, and some other regions. Growing the Petit Verdot can be incredibly difficult – Read More

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Sake: What You Need To Know

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Sake, a wine made from the fermentation of rice, is the national beverage of Japan, where it is often served for special ceremonies and occasions. The process of making rice wine is similar to the production of beer. Both require the fermentation of starch except that the conversion from starch to sugar to alcohol happens – Read More

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5 Exotic Wine Vacations

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Sure, it’s fun to go to a regular wine tasting and enjoy many different samples of delicious wine, but what if you could experience something a little more exotic at the same time? Maybe it’s a crazy location or the addition of some safari animals, or maybe it’s the wines themselves! Check out our list below – Read More

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Plum Wine: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Plum wine is simply that: a wine made from plums! Generally, it is made with distilled liquor that is soaked in plums, which gives it a much higher alcohol content than regular wine which is made only with fruits. There are multiple names and preparations that differ throughout the different countries where it is popular. – Read More

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Top 5 Winter Wine Events in the NYC Area

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Is the gray of winter getting you down? Feel like you need something fun and new to get excited about? How about a wine event! Our city hosts some of the best wine and food events you could ever hope for to get you through these cold winter months. Check them out below! NYC Winter – Read More

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January Wines of the Month: Blakeslee Vineyard Estate

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The January Wines of the Month come from Blakeslee Vineyard Estate, a beautiful winery in the Chehalem Mountain AVA of Oregon at the base of Mt. Hood in Willamette Valley. Blakeslee’s stunning vineyard is 100% sustainable and received their Low Impact Viticulture and Enology (LIVE) certification with their 2012 vintage. Volcanic soils and cool air – Read More

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Event Review from

Friday, January 20th, 2017

 Thank you for this great review of our Around the World event! Once a month, New York Wine Events invites wine newbies and oenophiles to Some Good Wine Shop in Greenwich Village for a one of a kind wine experience. “Around the World in 12 Wines” is a wine and cheese tasting class where – Read More

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Stay Warm with Wine!

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Winter can be hard to handle with the gray skies and cold temperatures, and sometimes it’s difficult to motivate to leave the house. The best part of this season is hanging out in your cozy apartment with a warm blanket, good friends, and a tasty beverage! Below we have provided five fantastic recipes for warm, – Read More

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The Effervescence of Lambrusco

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The name Lambrusco actually refers not only to the Italian wine but also to the grape itself. It’s primarily grown in the region of Emilia Romagna in Italy, with multiple zones that produce different varieties based on which area the grapes came from. It was known in Roman times as Lambrusca when Cato the Elder – Read More

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Aglianico: The Young Star of Italy’s Reds

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Ah, the Aglianico, one of Italy’s most celebrated reds. Although it is primarily grown in the south of Italy, this grape originated in Greece and was moved by Greek settlers, which makes it one of the oldest known and consumed wines. The best climate for this grape is a dry one with plenty of sunshine – Read More

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Understanding the Sangiovese

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

The Sangiovese grape is one of the most popular Italian red grapes, as it can be found through a large portion of central Italy, accounting for 10% of all of Italy’s vineyards. It has been a part of the Italian wine profile since the 16th century, with many clones being produced since then. The Sangiovese – Read More

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Overview: The New Jersey Wine Region

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

If you’re ever looking for a reason to cross the river into that faraway land known as New Jersey, let it be the wine. While the Garden State may seem like a different world, it’s actually home to some beautiful wine country that happens to be much closer than we think. Back in the 1700’s, – Read More

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Overview: The Long Island Wine Region

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The first Long Island vineyard was planted in 1973 in the small town of Cutchogue by Alex and Louisa Hargrave, and the area now boasts over 40 wineries. The island may seem small but it actually is home to three viticultural areas on Long Island: the Long Island A.V.A, the Hamptons A.V.A, and the North – Read More

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Overview: New Jersey Wine Region

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

If you’re ever looking for a reason to cross the river into that faraway land known as New Jersey, let it be the wine. While the Garden State may seem like a different world, it’s actually home to some beautiful wine country that happens to be much closer than we think. Back in the 1700’s, – Read More

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Overview: The Finger Lakes Region

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The United States has quickly put itself on the map as a nation of good wine. We’ve got regions all over the country that put out some incredible wine which rival that of France, Italy, and Australia. Most people are familiar with the big regions like the entire state of California and Washington, but do – Read More

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Ring in the New Year with Some Bubbly!

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Ah, the end of 2016 is finally here, and it’s time to celebrate all that has happened over the last twelve months! Of course, it’s impossible to ring in a new year without some bubbly! Whether you’re going for true Champagne or just a little something sparkly, there are many delicious bottles to choose from. – Read More

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Urban Wineries: Big City Vintners

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

We always hear the words “wine country” in reference to wine producing regions and their local wineries. Most do tend to be in the countryside because that’s where space is to grow and farm grapes, but our great cities are home to some amazing wineries too. Sometimes, it’s not where the grapes are grown, but – Read More

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Overview: The Hudson Valley Wine Region

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

The Hudson Valley runs along the Hudson River from Yonkers in Westchester County, up to Albany and Troy, spanning approximately 7,000 square miles. It’s known for being beautiful and full of lovely foliage, especially in the fall, and for being a cool escape when New York City boils in the summer and was even named one – Read More

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Celebrate December with These Bargain Bottles!

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Well, it’s finally here- the end of 2016. While this year may have been a little rough for most of the planet, it’s been a great year to drink wine (as is every year.) Celebrate the final month of 2016 with a great bottle and some even better friends! Check out our list below for – Read More

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Tasty Cocktails to Liven Up The Holiday Season

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to celebrate! Sure, you could stick to the same old cocktails you always have but why not mix things up a little? Check out the festive creations below! What could be better than a Cranberry Mimosa to start off your day? Festive and tasty, this will make – Read More

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2016: What A Year It Was!

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

2016 was an amazing year for New York Wine Events. We continued with our perennial grand tasting events, such as Brooklyn Crush (Spring & Fall editions), NYC Winter Wine Festival, and NYC Autumn Wine Festival. But we also added the Big Apple Zinfandel Experience, and 2 music series: Jazz In The Vines and Wine and Jazz On – Read More

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What’s the Deal with Rosé?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Ah, rosé. There seems to be a recent obsession with it, especially in summertime, but does anyone know why it’s so popular? Sure, it’s pink and pretty, but is it really the color that sets it apart? While the actual shade of pink is lovely, the real deal with rosé is the flavor! Most people – Read More

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The Beginner’s Guide to Blended Wines

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

If you’re just starting out in the wine world, the idea of a blend may be slightly intimidating. There are so many kinds, with endless combinations, and it can all be a bit confusing. What is a blend anyway? What about that rumor I heard that blends are just cheap ways for manufacturers to sell – Read More

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Viognier (“Vee-own-yay”): The Other Full Bodied White Wine

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

When you think of white wine, there are probably a few varietals that come to mind like Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio and Moscato, to name a few. Of course, there are plenty of others but these tend to be the most popular. Generally, a good white wine is a little fruitier, perhaps maybe even sweeter, – Read More

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Top Ten Wines From New York State

Friday, November 25th, 2016

As citizens of the best city in the world, we know our state has a lot to offer. We’ve got the food, the nightlife, the entertainment, and of course, the wine! New York Wine Country spans from Long Island to Seneca Lake and the Hudson Valley. Check out the list below for the ten best – Read More

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The Best Wines to Drink This Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Ah, the holidays, that special time of year when we gather around the table with loved ones and eat until we can’t feel our toes. From your traditional friendsgiving to Christmas at Grandma’s house, and Hanukkah at Aunt Sadie’s, each occasion and tradition is beautiful and enjoyable, and each should be accompanied by a tasty – Read More

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7 Underrated Wine Producing Nations

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

When speaking about wine in terms of the most famous or the most popular, we usually refer to the main European countries, like Spain, France, and Italy. However, because of technological advances and research done on climate affect, more countries around the world are producing beautiful and unique wines. Below is a list of seven – Read More

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How to Plan Your Perfect California Wine Vacation

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

California is the mecca of incredible wine here in the United States. The Napa Valley may be the most famous area but a solid majority of the rest of the state has plenty to offer in the way of wine. Each region has its own wineries and vineyards to visit, and it can be a – Read More

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Washington’s Most Expensive Bottles of Wine

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Surprisingly, the state of Washington has been growing wine grapes for quite a long time, since 1825, to be exact. In fact, Washington state produces more wine than any other state in the United States except California. There are many AVAs in Washington, or American Viticultural Areas, which are the geographical wine producing regions. The – Read More

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5 Unique and Interesting Wine Tours

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

A wine tour is a fantastic way to spend your vacation doing something you love: drinking new wine! With so many amazing countries inhabited by new wineries, the opportunities are endless to create a gorgeous wine vacation. We’ve put together a list of five interesting and unique wine tour operators to help you find the – Read More

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South Africa’s Most Expensive Wines

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Although it has been producing wine for over 350 years and is the ninth largest wine producing country in the world, South Africa is considered a new world wine country, unlike France and Italy which are considered old world. South Africa is most famous for five different varietals: Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, – Read More

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5 Most Expensive Spanish Wines

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Spanish wines, like their lands and their people, are known for their beautiful spicy, robust flavors and styles. The Temperanillo and Garnacha wines are the most common, and the Monastrell, Mencia, and Bobal styles follow in popularity. The true quality of a good Spanish wine is the aging process which takes place not only in – Read More

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Italy’s Most Expensive Wines

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

There are many, many wine-producing regions all over the country of Italy, and each is known for the different grapes they harvest. Tuscany is probably the most famous, especially for the Chianti and Sangiovese, and Piedmont is next in popularity for the Moscato d’Asti. Although these two regions are the most recognized, it is actually – Read More

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5 Most Expensive Bordeaux Wines

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

For centuries, the French have been known as the greatest wine producers in the world. They wrote the book on vinification and were the ones who even named the varietals. We’ve always looked to the French for the fundamentals of producing a great wine, even here in the United States. In particular, the Bordeaux region – Read More

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7 Most Expensive Wines in Argentina

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Recently, there has been an upswing in wines produced in South America, particularly Argentina. Because of the vast climatic and geographical differences in comparison to the popular European wine-producing regions, Argentina has the capability to create exciting varieties of wine. ADVERT There are three regions within Argentina that have become popular for their vineyards: Rio – Read More

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The 6 Best Tasting Rooms And Tours at Napa Wineries

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The California Napa Valley is renowned around the world for their exquisite wines and gorgeous vineyards, making it a first class destination for all wine enthusiasts. However, when planning your trip, how do you pick from all of the wineries that are out there? It can be a difficult decision so we’ve found six of – Read More

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4 “Can’t Miss” Food and Wine Festivals in NYC This Fall

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

The temperatures are cooling, leaves are changing color, and autumn is finally upon us! It’s a great time to venture out with friends and experience all the delicious things this city has to offer, in the form of wonderful food and wine festivals!  There are so many amazing choices when it comes to food and – Read More

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Cha-ching! The 5 Most Expensive California Cabernets

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Once upon a time, Bordeaux, France was the only place to get a truly great Cabernet Sauvignon. There were no other choices, and any other region’s production was simply less than adequate. Enter California, and the beautiful Napa Valley, which has easily become one of the greatest Cabernet producing regions in the entire world. Now, – Read More

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