Union Square | Private Wine Pod for 8July 16 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.
Not just for video game buffs. Native grape vines are abundant in the US, but early settlers were intent on bringing their familiar European vines to their settlements, and US wine never looked back. Every state grows grapes and makes wine, and you'd have no lack of wineries to visit on a cross country road trip. We'll take a look at some of the most important; California, Oregon, Washington, New York, and maybe even stop briefly in emerging wine regions in place like Texas, Michigan, Virginia and more! Put on your seatbelt
It is said that, “Burgundy (Bourgogne) is a holy grail for wine geeks: a region impossible to master, impenetrable to the casual observer, and endlessly fascinating.” In this exciting, introductory class, we’re exploring the two most popular grape varietals of Burgundy: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Burgundy is home to an array of exciting provinces, each of which produce a different iteration of these infamous grape varietals. In addition to geography and climate, we will discuss AOP wine laws and regulations, grapes, food and pairing suggestions.
Tour of Italy
Have you ever been overwhelmed by the seemingly endless variety of Italian wines? Don't worry, we've all been there. Imagine a land with more than 1,000 native grape varieties and hundreds of regional styles and nuances. It's all part of what makes Italy the inexhaustible spring of delicious and varied wines. In this introductory class, we'll cover the major winemaking regions of Italy and their most famous styles and grapes. We'll taste through six wines from north to south that have each their own flair and long history and regional cuisines.
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* Gratuity included.
** For parties of less than 8, guests may take unfinished wine home.