NEW YORK, September 18, 2014 – New York Wine Festivals will host its 2nd Annual NYC Autumn Wine Festival: A Celebration of Wine Downtown at the Broad Street Ballroom in lower Manhattan on Saturday, November 22, 2014. The autumn tasting will feature 200+ wines curated by Vintry Fine Wines, light fare including hors d’oeurves, cheese and cracker selections, and pasta, plus artisan food sampling tables. Guests will also enjoy live contemporary jazz performances during each session from internationally acclaimed guitarist Matt Marshak and his band.
Tasting tables located throughout the venue will offer a wide array of high-quality wines from around the globe including lush reds, crisp whites, intriguing grape blends, and more. Festival attendees can choose from two tasting sessions, Afternoon: 3-6pm or Evening: 8-11pm, and sip wines from a complimentary tasting glass that is theirs to take home after the event.
This year, a VIP level ticket (limited to 40 people per session) has been added to the event that includes the main tasting plus admission to a private VIP wine tasting area featuring 20+ high-end wines and a premium selection of passed hors d’oeuvres. Varietals and regions will include Bordeaux (France), Rioja (Spain), Super Tuscans (Italy), and Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel (California).
Guests may also add an exclusive wine class to their festival experience to enhance their wine knowledge. Classes feature additional selections and are led by a wine expert who will provide tasting and pairing notes as well as intriguing facts about the varietals. Three class times are featured during each session.
“We’re excited to return to downtown Manhattan for our autumn wine event,” notes S.W. Kimball, Founder, New York Wine Festivals. “The extensive wine selection curated by Vintry Fine Wines, our all-new VIP upgrade, entertaining live jazz, and the stunning setting of the historic Broad Street Ballroom will provide our guests with a memorable wine and entertainment experience,” he adds.
Located in the heart of Wall Street, the Broad Street Ballroom was built in the late 1920s as the Headquarters of the Lee-Higginson Bank. Today, the spacious site is recognized today as “the most impressible building on Broad Street” and is one of the premier event spaces in New York City.
Musical guest, guitarist Matt Marshak has built a sound based on inspiration, improvisation and spontaneity, one that infuses new energy into the golden era of contemporary jazz and R&B. He recently completed a world tour, invited to play at prestigious events like the Dubai International Jazz Festival and the Mallorca Jazz Festival in Spain. Stateside, Matt is a familiar figure on the US jazz circuit, performing at Jazz on the Vine in Wisconsin (opening for Fourplay), the Rehoboth Jazz Festival in Delaware, and the River Raisin Jazz in Detroit and regularly performs at such clubs as Yoshi’s in San Francisco, Scullers in Boston, and many other respected venues nationwide.
Sponsors to date include Brotherhood Winery – America’s Oldest Winery, Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, and OneHope Wine; more to be announced shortly.
Standard tickets for the NYC Autumn Wine Festival are on sale now, priced at $99. (Final week: $109) VIP tickets including admission to the VIP tasting area are $199 (Final week: $219). An additional $25 fee applies for those adding a wine class to their festival experience. Space is limited at the festival, classes, and for the VIP option; advance purchase is recommended.
For more details or to purchase tickets to the 2nd Annual NYC Autumn Wine Festival, visit http://www.nywinefestivals.com.
About New York Wine Festivals
New York Wine Festivals hosts elegant wine tasting events at first class venues around the city. The company’s goal is to provide a wine tasting experience that allows guests to sample as many diverse wines as possible while enjoying great music and the company of other wine lovers. Visit www.nywinefestivals.com.
About Vintry Fine Wines
Vintry Fine Wines brings fine wine to NYC’s revitalized downtown. With 2,500+ selections focusing on both collectibles and drinkables, Vintry is a destination in bourgeoning Battery Park City. Featuring iconic design marrying classic and modern elements by architecture firm Rogers Marvel, this indicates what the store is all about: the best wines from both old and new world regions. Visit www.vintryfinewines.com.