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Studio Regionale: Educational Wine Tasting Experiences
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 Meets France
Italy Meets France @ $119.00
Early Bird Price: $109.00
Price Including Tax: $118.67

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 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. In this Studio del Gusto tasting, we'll be matching wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux and beyond with Italian Super Tuscans, Chardonnays and more. Our own Michael Adler will pair wines from some of our favorite producers and present you with an unparalleled opportunity to compare and contrast the wines of the world's two greatest winemaking countries. Spending a Saturday sipping wines from iconic and emblematic producers, nibbling on French and Italian cheeses and meats, you'll see that the clear winner is you!

Wines of Northern Italy
Wines of Northern Italy @ $119.00
Early Bird Price: $109.00
Price Including Tax: $118.67

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 1-3pm
A Sit Down Tasting

Amarone, Valpolicella, Ripasso, Appassimento, and more--the wines and the winemaking techniques of northern Italy look and sound exotic. Join us for the Wines of Northern Italy, a tour of most emblematic, delicious, and outrageous expressions from Italy's North. We'll be pouring wines from Valpolicella, Vallee d'Aosta, Friuli and more, and our knowledgeable sommelier will guide you in understanding the panorama of northern Italy's terroir, traditions, and grapes. Accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this sit-down tasting offers aficionados or Italian wine newbies the most delicious education in authentic wine that you can get outside of Italy. Toe to tip, IWM is where Italian wine lovers come for fine Italian wine.

Talenti Winemaker Dinner
Talenti Winemaker Dinner @ $209.00
Early Bird Price: $189.00
Price Including Tax: $205.77

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 7-10pm
A Sit-Down Dinner Tasting

Established by one of the founding fathers of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium, Talenti's Pian di Conte estate makes wines that privilege complexity over extraction and finesse over fruit-forwardness. We’re excited to co-host a special winemaker dinner with one of our favorite Brunello makers, Riccardo Talenti, who now runs his father's estate. Featuring multiple vintages of Talenti Brunello, Brunello Riserva and other surprise wines, this five-course dinner will give wine-lovers an intimate look at one of Montalcino’s most important estates, offer you an unmatched insight into Brunello history, and deepen your love of Sangiovese Grosso wines. IWM’s own Chef Michael Marcelli and his in-house kitchen staff will create an array of mouth-watering dishes that will serve as ideal complements to Talenti’s finessed, robust and elegant wines. A rare opportunity to converse with a winemaker as you sip his wines, this special Talenti winemaker dinner is a once-in-a-lifetime event! Join us for our Talenti winemaker dinner, and kick off 2019 in pure, delicious Italian style.

Treasures of Toscana
Treasures of Toscana @ $129.00
Early Bird Price: $109.00
Price Including Tax: $118.67

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1-3pm
A Sit Down Tasting

Home to Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, and Super-Tuscan wines, Toscana is a wine-lovers dream. IWM invites you to celebrate this beloved Italian wine region with a handpicked list of exceptional Tuscan wines, both known and unknown, famous and infamous, familiar and strange. Let a knowledgeable IWM sommelier take you on a tour of Toscana with an insider's view as you explore Tuscany's many splendored reds, piquant whites, and surprising sparklers. Learn to tell your Sangiovese Grosso from your Sangiovese and your Vermentino from your Trebbiano, come to understand why Toscana is so hospitable to "international" grapes, and study what makes Super Tuscans so special, all while tasting a range of Vini Toscani. From mineral-laden whites to lithe light reds to burly big rosso wines, this tasting, accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, will add to your wine education, deepen your passion for Italian wines, and let you experience Toscana without the plane fare. It's the next best thing to seeing Michelangelo's David in person!

Pearls of Piemonte
Pearls of Piemonte @ $129.00
Early Bird Price: $109.00
Price Including Tax: $118.67

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 1-3pm
A Sit Down Tasting

When wine-lovers think "Piemonte," Barolo is the first thing that comes to mind, quickly followed by Barbaresco. But those two wines, as great as they are, are only the visible tip of Piemonte's treasures. Join us for this special sit-down tasting, accompanied by meats and cheeses, and drink deeply of the traditions, terroir and tastes of Piemonte, Italy's most collectable wine region. Of course, we'll be pouring Barolos and Barbarescos, but we'll also explore Piemonte's lesser-known gems like Barbera, the region's whites and even other surprises from IWM's cellars. An ideal event both for people new to Piemonte's exceptional wines and for those who already love its wines, this tasting of Piemonte's gems will enrich any wine-lover's body of knowledge. Let IWM take you deep into the heart of Piemonte, and let yourself fall in love all over again!

Perfect Pairings: Valentine's Dinner
Perfect Pairings: Valentine's Dinner @ $219.00
Early Bird Price: $199.00
Price Including Tax: $216.66

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7-10pm
A Sit-Down Dinner Tasting

Valetine's Day is the one holiday devoted to couples, and IWM wants to spend it with you! Our Perfect Pairings dinner event celebrates everything that goes beautifully together. Our own Chef Michael Marcelli and his in-house kitchen staff will craft delicious dishes that will be coupled with beautiful Champagne, beloved Burgundies, lovely Italian whites, and rich Italian reds, creating memorable pairings that are perfect matches. Join IWM's knowledgeable sommelier at this special sit-down dinner to experience for yourself how everything has its mate; dine on delicious antipasti, terrific pasta, and decadent sweets, and enjoy wines from legendary makers, all while choosing your ideal dinner combination! IWM loves Valentine's Day, and we want to celebrate it with a dinner of perfect pairings, an event made even more complete with you!

Domenico Clerico Winemaker Lunch
Domenico Clerico Winemaker Lunch @ $179.00
Early Bird Price: $149.00
Price Including Tax: $162.22

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1-4pm
A Sit Down Lunch Tasting

One of the renegade band of winemakers known as the "Barolo Boys," Domenico Clerico started his career as a progressive winemaker, breaking from traditional Barolo protocol to follow his muse in making terroir-driven, long-aging yet approachable Barolo wines. Clerico, who passed away in 2017, never quit changing, never ceased tinkering with his wines, and never stopped surprising his fans with his wines' ever-evolving, captivating palates. These days, the Clerico estate is helmed by his wife, Giuliana, and his protégé, Oscar Arrivabene, a talented, trained enologist. IWM invites you to our very special Domenico Clerico Winemaker Lunch, cohosted by IWM President Will Di Nunzio and Oscar Arrivabene, the estate's winemaker. Dine on handcrafted meals from IWM's own Chef Michael Marcelli, drink Clerico's world-famous wines, and learn about the past--and the future--of this groundbreaking Barolo estate!

   
 
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.