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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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Burgundy: Exploring its Great Reds and Whites
Burgundy: Exploring its Great Reds and Whites
List Price: $125.00
Price Including Tax $136.09

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay’s true homes are in Burgundy; this tasting event delves into the great makers of Burgundy’s reds and its whites.
Ornellaia Super Tuscan Winemaker Dinner
Ornellaia Super Tuscan Winemaker Dinner
List Price: $350.00
Price Including Tax $381.06 SOLD OUT

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 6:30-10pm
A Sit-Down Dinner/Tasting

Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia, with Winemaker Axel Heinz

We invite you to join us for a memorable evening as we host Axel Heinz of Tenuta dell'Ornellaia and the estate’s astounding collector Super-Tuscan Ornellaia. Winemaker at Ornellaia since 2005, Axel Heinz is a guiding force in contemporary fine wines; this intimate dinner, hosted by Axel, will allow guests to get to know the man behind their favorite Super-Tuscan wines--Ornellaia, Le Serre Nuove, and more--in an intimate setting. In-house Chef Mike Marcelli and his staff will craft exquisite dishes to accompany eight vintages of Ornellaia, and Axel will offers history, stories, and anecdotes to help like-minded wine-lovers understand and love Ornellaia even better. It’s an evening that no true wine aficionado should miss, one filled with singular experiences and dedicated to sparkling conversation, excellent food, and, above all, extraordinary wine. Seating is very limited; do reserve yours soon.

More information coming soon.
Big Reds of Italy
Big Reds of Italy
List Price: $125.00
Price Including Tax $136.09

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

Special Guest Host: Will Di Nunzio, IWM President of Sales

"Big Red" is a term we like to use a lot at Italian Wine Merchants. Whether we employ it to organize a tasting, create an offering, or simply to describe the contents of a bottle, we have a fondness for the ideal of the Big Red. It's a term that brings to mind a host of connotations--the boldness, the power, the unabashed lushness of the color red gets a gloss of intensification with the addition of the word "big." Put these words together, and you get a style of wine that you can’t help but love. This Saturday we invite you to discover the range of wines this beloved category offers. Guided by IWM President Will Di Nunzio, this glorious tasting, complemented by meats and cheeses, is devoted to exploring the lushness, the power, and the unexpected finesse of the Big Red in wines from some of our favorite producers like Angelo Gaja, Luciano Sandrone, Cupano and Grattamacco--and more. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s only available at IWM, the world’s leading authority in Italian wine.
Valentine's Day Lunch: Amorous Pairings
Valentine's Day Lunch: Amorous Pairings
List Price: $175.00
Price Including Tax $190.53

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Lunch/Tasting

It’s the one holiday devoted to couples, and this Valentine’s Day, IWM wants to show you and yours our favorite pairings. We’ll be coupling some of our favorite Champagnes, global sparkling wines and rich reds to create delicious pairings that show how easy it is for even difficult individuals to find the perfect match. Join us at this special sit-down lunch to experience for yourself how every thing has its match. From antipasti to sweets, from sparklers to decadent wines, IWM wants to celebrate perfect pairings, an event made even more complete with you!


*More information and wine list coming soon.
Super Tuscans
Super Tuscans
List Price: $115.00
Price Including Tax $125.21

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

Memorialized in paintings, poems, novels and films, Toscana is arguably the heart of Italy. Let us transport you Italy’s most beloved winemaking region at this tasting featuring all Tuscan wines. Complemented by regional cheeses and meats, this tasting will give you an opportunity to understand what makes Super-Tuscan wines so great, to learn more about the Super-Tuscan revolution, and to enjoy some of Toscana’s most emblematic, delicious wines. Our sommelier will be pouring wine form some of our favorite producers, celebrating the Super-Tuscan revolution in all its delicious glory. When people fall in love with Italy, they almost always fall in love with Toscana first. Join us and see why, as we bring Toscana to you, joyously.


*Wine List to be announced.

A Mini Grand Tasting: Italy
A Mini Grand Tasting: Italy
List Price: $75.00
Price Including Tax $81.66

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1-3pm
A Walk-Around Tasting

It’s a return of one of IWM’s favorite tastings, the Mini Grand, featuring wines from around the world. This mini grand tasting of global wines features wines from our best-loved countries, including Italy, France and Spain. Join us and let IWM’s team of sommeliers will fill your glass with wine and your mind with knowledge as you walk around sampling wines from some of the finest producers on the face of the planet. Complemented by meats and cheeses, and sweetened by preferential pricing on the featured wines, this tasting is a rare treat. Join us and travel the world of wine, without ever leaving glamorous New York City.

 

*Wine List to be announced.

   
 
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.