Napa vs. Bordeaux

at NYC Wine Company - West Village

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$79 8 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, Oct 25, 7:00pm - 8:45pm

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West Village, Manhattan
330 W 11th St
Btwn Greenwich & Washington Streets
New York, New York 10014
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 24

What you'll learn in this wine tasting class:

Both grow Cabernet Sauvignon, both are fiercely loyal to their region, and both create intense, complex, long-lived wines. Yet they are not the same. Bordeaux, with its centuries of history and ornate chateaux, claims restraint and finesse as well as power, yet by a judicious hand. The wines of Pauillac, Margaux, Graves, St Julien, Pomerol, St Emilion and St Estèphe are all possible appearances.

As for Napa, they too have a rich history, yet it is one more of rags to riches than of landed gentry. Here, with their all too reliable sunshine and rainless summers, they craft wines that display purity of fruit, seamless tannins, soft mid-palates, and simply put, gobs of flavor. Both locales, however, offer up many exceptions to these stereotypes, leaving one to consider the producer and not the region alone.

We will taste a number of wines blind so you can decide without the label which you prefer. We will also sample wines of different price points to determine if the higher priced bottles are actually worth the added cost. Older vintages may also play a role with bottle prices for the tasting ranging from $20 to $50. We will accompany the wines with a number of perfectly aged cheeses, some French, some American.

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If you need to cancel for any reason, you must notify us at least three days before the class date in order to receive credit towards a future date. No refunds.


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Reviews of Classes at NYC Wine Company (309)

(309 Reviews)
Napa vs. Bordeaux
Reviewed by Luana F. on 1/20/2019
I absolutely loved this class/tastisng! It was fun, interactive and unpretentious. Andrew is quite knowledgeable and answered questions even when the class was over. I will definitely consider more tastings with him.
Napa vs. Bordeaux
Reviewed by Nicole R. on 4/8/2018
Excellent. Instructor was super knowledgeable, good wines, fun class.
Napa vs. Bordeaux
Reviewed by Kim P. on 1/27/2018
Helpful to taste the two different styles against each other. Class was fun and interesting/informative.
Napa vs. Bordeaux
Reviewed by Isaac M. on 1/26/2018
Andrew was amazing and really knows his stuff. I can't wait to take more of his classes!
Napa vs. Bordeaux
Reviewed by peter h. on 11/8/2015
The class was very informative, it started on time and the instructor monitored the class very well. I entered the class without taking Wine 101, which I will be taking next week. The wine was delicious and I never had an appreciation for wine before and I do now.
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NYC Wine Company

Andrew Harwood, Founder
Andrew Harwood has worked in nearly every facet of the wine industry over the last ten years. His love of wine started while working in a number of the country's best dining rooms. Yet his true passion was discovered while making wine in Hungary, France, and California. 


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