Whether you are the frequent host of business meals, or simply enjoy the pleasures of NYC dining, once you open the wine list, you need to be in command. The truth is, NYC dining has become a sport, and unless you’re in the know, being handed a diverse and comprehensive wine list can be dizzying and intimidating. Join me, Deborah Goldstein, founder of WAC, for an intimate evening of instruction that will dial up your wine knowledge, and boost your wine-choosing confidence each time you dine. The topics I’ll cover include:
-The variations on wine list layouts
-The right questions to arm yourself with to have the appropriate wine arrive at the table
-Understanding varietals and regions
-The real difference between a new-world palate and an old-world palate
-Identifying good food-pairing wines vs the temptation of familiar favorites
-Sniffing out the hidden gems on a wine list
In addition to the academic portion of the workshop, we will taste some examples of new-world wines, and their old-world counterparts. Take part in this exclusive tutorial, and eliminate that “deer in headlights” response the next time you’re handed that big black binder.