Hey New York! What you really need to keep warm in this frigid winter is a little Pinot Noir in your blood. Large public wine tastings are much less common in Manhattan than out here in California, where it seems nearly every couple of weeks there's some opportunity to wander around and taste 500 wines in one shot.
So New Yorkers gotta get while the getting is good. For only the second time, the event known as Pinot Days is coming to the Big Apple. While this touring version may be a bit smaller (35 producers) than the massive Pinot Noir extravaganza it is here in California with close to 200 producers, but that doesn't make it any less worthy of a few hours of your focused attention.
There will be wines from California, Oregon, New Zealand, France, and more. If you're curious about exactly who will be pouring, the list is available on the event web site.
2nd Annual New York Pinot Days, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm
City Winery, Manhattan
155 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
Tickets are $75 and should be purchased in advance online. Only 1000 will be sold, so get yours before they're gone.
Like all such large public tastings, you will enjoy yourself and learn a lot more by following my simple guidelines: get a good night's sleep, wear dark clothes, come with a full stomach, drink lots of water, and SPIT!
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