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Studio Regionale—Educational Wine Tastings
Two formats, all led by an IWM sommelier:

• “A Taste of” offers a casual tasting experience, providing a general regional or topical overview in a walk-around, relaxed context. Participants receive a complimentary selection of Italian regional cheeses and house-cured meats along with a tasting booklet featuring IWM’s proprietary notes.

• “A Study of” program takes on a more formal and sophisticated approach, addressing the history and philosophy of the wines considered. This “sit-down”caters to those looking to refine their wine knowledge and tasting ability. Participants receive a complimentary sampling of Italian regional foods prepared by IWM chefs and a tasting booklet featuring IWM’s proprietary notes.
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Chianti Classico and Beyond
Chianti Classico and Beyond
Regular Price: $85.00
Price: $92.54

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

When Americans fall in love with Italian wines, they almost always fall in love with Chianti Classico first. Juicy, bright, thrumming with terroir, and utterly delicious, food-friendly Chianti Classico is a logical point of seduction for Italian wine newbies--but what makes it so very special? Join IWM as we explore Chianti Classico and take you down the many trails that this iconic Tuscan wine can take you. This tasting, complemented by regional meats and cheeses and led by a knowledgeable IWM sommelier, will center on Chianti Classico and the grape that makes it: Sangiovese. But Chianti Classico will only be a launching pad for further adventures as we journey to the far reaches of Sangiovese, enjoying Brunello, Rosso di Montalcino, and other Sangiovese delights. Italian wine is a delicious adventure, and it's waiting for you!

Alessia Antinori Winemaker Dinner
Alessia Antinori Winemaker Dinner
Early Bird Price $189.00
Price Including Tax: $205.77

Tuesday, August 30 | 7:00-10:00 pm | New York, NY
A Sit-Down Tasting Dinner

It's a wine event that is decades in the making, featuring a wine that commemorates a historic collaboration between an aristocratic family and a Renaissance artist. Join IWM as we host Alessia Antinori, winemaker and daughter of Marchese Piero Antinori, for a special five-course dinner featuring the extraordinary wines of Antinori, including select vintages of Tignanello, Cervaro della Sala, Badia a Passignano and more--including the special edition Della Robbia Villa Antinori 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva, a wine created to honor Giovanni della Robbia's ceramic mural the "Resurrection of Christ," a piece now housed at the Brooklyn Museum. IWM's own Chef Michael Marcelli and his in-house kitchen staff will craft five glorious courses, and guests will enjoy Alessia's comments on the wines, their history, and this historic art as they dine. It's a unique, extraordinary opportunity to experience Italian winemaking history with the winemaker herself, and it's only available at IWM, the world's leading authority in Italian wine.
Italy vs. France: Easy Drinking Wines
Italy vs. France: Easy Drinking Wines
Regular Price: $85.00
Price: $92.54

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

It's not a soccer match. It's an opportunity for you to compare the wines of France and Italy side by side, the makings of an entirely delightful Saturday afternoon. At this tasting, we'll be matching French and Italian wines that are easy on the palate and gentle on the wallet! Bringing together second-tier wines at iconic estates, little-known artisanal gems, or more obscure grape varietals, this tasting will explore a range of reds and whites from Italy and France--and it’ll give you a broad range of wines to enjoy on Tuesday pizza nights, wow your dinner guests, or have on hand for when the wine moment strikes. Led by a knowledgeable IWM sommelier and accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this tasting is ideal for wine-lovers of all kinds, from newbies to connoisseurs!
An Evening in Burgundy
An Evening in Burgundy
Early Bird Price $209.00
Price Including Tax: $227.55

Friday, September 16 | 7:00-10:00 pm | New York, NY
A Sit-Down Tasting Dinner

Guest Host: Jeanne-Marie de Champs
Owner of Domaines et Saveurs Collection in Burgundy

IWM Host: Crystal Edgar
Director & VP of Sales

Burgundy lovers are a breed apart. They're people who love the challenge of deep immersion in just two grape varietals, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and every new vintage deepens their passion. These wine lovers revel in Burgundy's 33 grand cru and 585 premier cru vineyards, and they love discovering village-level wines that defy easy understanding. If you're one of these Burgundy connoisseurs, IWM's Burgundy Lovers' Wine Dinner celebrates all that you love about the region, the wines, and the joy of Burgundy! Led by IWM's Crystal Edgar and Jeanne-Marie de Champs, owner of the Domaines et Saveurs Collection in Burgundy, this dinner will deepen your appreciation of Burgundy as you enjoy five flavorful courses created by IWM's own Chef Michael Marcelli and his in-house kitchen staff. It's a night that's tailor-made for Burgheads--and the people they love who love great wine, terrific food, and lively conversation.
Wines to Welcome Autumn
Wines to Welcome Autumn
Regular Price: $95.00
Price: $103.43

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

The first few crisp days of fall jolt us out of summer’s beauty and remind us of autumn’s glories--the return of soups, stews, squash and heavier fare. Fall may beckon and winter may hover on the horizon, but we’re also not ready to relinquish summer just yet. Join us at our special tasting to the transitional of fall, a wine season that moves you from summer’s whites to winter’s reds with style. IWM’s knowledgeable wine educator will pour whites, reds--even a surprise rosato! Choosing from Italian and French wines and accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this special Saturday tasting will help you celebrate the coming season, even as you wrest the best from the end of summer!
Italy's Gems: Nebbiolo vs. Sangiovese
Italy's Gems: Nebbiolo vs. Sangiovese
Regular Price: $125.00
Price: $136.09

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

Nebbiolo and Sangiovese are Italy's most emblematic grapes. The first grape is the pride and joy of Piemonte, the essence of Barolo and Barbaresco, and the foundation of tannic age-worthy wines; the second is most often found in Toscana, the focal point of Chianti Classico and many Super Tuscans, and the building block for fresh wines of varying longevity. Join IWM as our knowledgeable wine expert leads you through these two building blocks of Italian wines, and learn about soil composition, terroir, regional traditions, and stylistic differences, all while adding to your appreciation of Italian wines. It's like a wine tour through the heart and the head of Italy, all without leaving glamorous Union Square.
Italy’s Big, Bold wines North and South
Italy’s Big, Bold wines North and South
Regular Price: $125.00
Price: $136.09

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

The temperature's dropping and we're reaching for heartier fare. As roasts, game, stews, and casseroles begin to appear on our tables, it's time to find big, bold reds that will make these rich, dark dishes sing. It's time, in short, for some of IWM's favorite brooding, complex wines. Join IWM at this tasting dedicated to wines that won't be overshadowed by cold weather's robust foods. Our knowledgeable sommelier will pour delicious bottles hailing from Italy's North--think well-known Barolo, Barbaresco and Brunello--as well as its South--think cult favorites like Montevetrano, Terra di Lavoro or Taurasi. Accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this tasting will rev your palate and broaden your pairing horizons. Winter is coming, but these wines will warm you from the inside out!
Fall Harvest Lunch
Fall Harvest Lunch
Regular Price: $155.00
Price: $168.76

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

The delicious flavors of autumn come together in this special IWM luncheon, featuring new menu items from IWM’s Chef Mike Marcelli and our favorite fall weather wines. This special tasting puts dishes made by IWM’s in-house kitchen staff front and center and showcases all of fall’s finest tastes, from comforting squashes to nourishing meats. Of course, each of the handcrafted courses isn’t complete without perfect wine pairings--and a knowledgeable IWM sommelier on hand to explain the wine’s history, typicity and traditions. Welcome fall with an open mouth, a warm heart, and a full stomach at IWM’s Fall Harvest Lunch. It’s the most delicious way to enjoy a Saturday afternoon in autumn!
Italian Reds, French Whites
Italian Reds, French Whites
Regular Price: $115.00
Price: $125.21

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

Italy and France may be rivals on the soccer pitch, but they're perfect complements at your table and in your wine glass. Join us as we explore some of the wines you should be drinking this spring, this summer and on into fall! Led by a knowledgeable IWM sommelier, this wine tasting event, complemented by regional meats and cheeses, will guide you through some of France's best loved white Burgundies, exploring their differences, nuances, and terroir; then we'll double down on your palate education by selecting Italian reds that work in concert with these French whites. Selecting from some of our favorite Italian producers, grapes, regions and styles, these red wines will give you pairing ideas for years to come!
Halloween Orange & Biodynamic Wines
Halloween Orange & Biodynamic Wines
Regular Price: $75.00
Price: $81.66

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

In the US, they're called "orange wines," in Europe "skin-contact wines." Whichever terminology you use, they are all the fashion, which is a little ironic considering that this style of caramel colored wine made from white grapes date back thousands of years, originating in Armenia and Georgia. In many ways, the tale of orange wines goes hand-in-hand with the tale of natural wines; it's rare to find an orange wine made by a producer who doesn't abide by non-interventionist protocol, and indeed, the important producers of these wines in Italy hold a firm belief in non-interventionist agriculture and non-interventionist winemaking. Join IWM as we explore the wild, unique, unusual world of orange wines at this special tasting, accompanied by regional meats and cheeses. It’s the perfect way to celebrate fall, welcome Halloween, and expand your palate with those white wines that “taste like a red.”
   
 
Participants receive:
• As a courtesy to our guests, IWM is extending a one time special discount on select wines featured at each tasting seminar valid the day of the event.
• Tasting Booklet that includes IWM’s proprietary notes

*If registering separately from your party, please specify this in the comments section during the checkout process so we can do our best to seat your party together.

Billing Note: During order checkout, please select 'Pick Up @ IWM' as your shipping method. Your order acts as a reservation, meaning no items will be shipped; however, NYC tax rates are applied.

Cancellation Policy: Due to the fact that most of our tastings have a wait list, cancellations with a full refund are accepted up to 48 hours prior to tasting date. No refunds will be granted for cancellations after this point. Walk-ins are welcome, however priority will be given to those holding a confirmed reservation.