Union Square | Private Wine Pod for 8June 18 2022 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
13 E. 13th Street, New York 10003
Book your private wine experience with your pod today! We're introducing Corkbuzz private guided tastings, a unique experience from our team of expert sommeliers.
How it works:
All reservations include 6 bottles of wine for up to 8 guests at a private table. A sommelier will lead you through an intimate guided tasting and tailored class, leaving plenty of time for Q & A and time to spend together. Printed materials will be yours to take home. Our famous housemade ricotta is included.
Wine Profiles: Gain a better understanding of your wine preferences
Everyone’s palate and wine preferences are different. And with so many wines to choose from, how do you decide what’s best for you? Wine Profiles can help. Think of it as the “make-up counter experience” or “golf club fitting”, but with wine. We will lead you through a tasting of 6 wines to help you deconstruct your preferences. At the end you will have a greater understanding of why you like certain wines over others and the specific characteristics to look for when choosing wine. Choose a white or red profile for your group.
If You Like That, You'll Love This: Obscure Grapes with Familiar Styles
Stuck in a wine rut? Corkbuzz is here to help! No matter what your go to wine, we can help you explore new styles based on your favorite varietals and regions. Looking for an alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon? Learn why the Cabernet Sauvignon grape creates full bodied wines with black fruit and pronounced tannins, then discover Touriga Nacional from the Douro. Do you always go for the Chianti Classico? Try Liatiko from the island of Crete and feel like you’re on a Greek adventure. Tired of showing up to the dinner party with Pinot Noir? Learn how grapes like Gamay, Frappato, Counoise, and Valdigue make a great stand in with red fruits, mouthwatering freshness, and a lighter body. If you’re used to settling for the Sauvignon Blanc, impress your palate and your friends by ordering the equally refreshing Verdejo, Grüner Veltliner, or Assyrtiko. While you’ll learn about classic grapes, you’ll discover alternative expressions you’ll be seeking out on wine lists and your favorite neighborhood wine store.
We love California's Napa Valley & Russian River Valley, but these famous wine regions often come with a high price tag to match. We've decided to explore some of the lesser known and up and coming regions; many with old, established vines producing fantastic grapes and wine, often from young and revolutionary winemakers pushing the envelope with organic and biodyanmic farming and a more artisanal approach to winemaking. We'll discuss the history of California to understand where we are, and then we'll highlight alternative grape varieties including Charbono, Carignan, Trousseau, Roussanne, etc., wine growing regions like Sierra Foothills, Lodi, Livermore, and others, and producers who are shepherds of these vines and areas.
Pinot Noir World Tour
Pinot Noir has likely been grown in Burgundy for more than 2,000 years, but producers in the New World are making iterations of the classically French varietal that are rivaling some of the most coveted wines that Burgundy has to offer. The terms “Old World” and “New World” are often discussed when tasting wine, especially when deciphering the location of the wine’s origin. The differences are derived from different winemaking practices, location, climate, and the effect of the land (terroir) on the grapes and wine itself. From its home in France, Pinot Noir has been adapted to a complex variety of countries, terroirs, climates, and styles. We’ll discuss history, characteristics of the grape, winemaking techniques, where it's grown, and the flavors and aromas you can expect based on terroir, single varietal, and blended wines.
Tour of France
It is impossible to think about wine without thinking about France. France is truly a country dedicated to wine, and great wine, at that. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace: all have their traditions, native grapes, and regional foods. But what makes France so special? In this class, we’re taking a tour of this gorgeous country. First, we're going deep into the underground, dimly lit caves of Champagne to explore our favorite bubbly treat! From there, we're exploring everywhere from the canals of Colmar in Alsace and the infamous hill of Hermitage, to the Loire Valley, as we cycle beside the river from town to town. We'll cover everything from wine laws to classic grape varieties, regions, and more
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* Gratuity included.
** For parties of less than 8, guests may take unfinished wine home.