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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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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 fall and winter! 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 Italian and French white wines will give you pairing ideas for years to come!
Halloween Special: Orange & Biodynamic Wines
Halloween Special: 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.