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Discover the Old World feel of the Italian Wine Merchants showroom, Studio del Gusto, and Vintage Room. IWM offers an unparalleled experience in tasting events. Hand-picked wine selections and a menu inspired by IWM's Culinary Team showcases Italian warmth in the most exceptional of spaces.
Public Wine Tastings / Experiences Private Events: Vintage Tasting Room
Give your Saturday a whole new spin by treating your palate well. IWM’s Saturday tastings present a different region or style each week, enabling participants to work their way through the Boot over time. Make a standing date for these new sessions and embark on a continuing education that never ends.
For an intimate and informative event IWM offers tastings for 2-10 people in our Vintage Room. An in-house sommelier will guide you and your guests through a customized selection of wines.
Private Events: Studio del Gusto Private At-Home Wine Tastings
This elegant setting can accommodate up to 120 guests for private tastings. A true enoteca, the Studio del Gusto allows you to share in the rich heritage of Italy as the wine selections unfold throughout the evening. Plan a walk-around tasting where guests can mingle during the event or opt for a formal, seated dinner.
Enoteca A Casa Tua—our way of saying "IWM brings it home”—is the guiding inspiration behind our private wine events. In other words, we bring our signature tastings to you—recreating the authentic IWM onsite experience in the context of your home environment.
Private Off-Site Wine Tastings
IWM can deliver the lifestyle of Italian wine to your doorstep with our customized off-site tastings. We work with clients to design appropriate wine lists to serve in homes, offices, or other special event locations. In-house sommeliers present the wines while food prepared by IWM chefs is served to complement the tastings.
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Everyday Reds
Everyday Reds @ $99.00
Early Bird Price: $79.00
Price Including Tax: $86.01

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

Not even summertime's heat will part some wine-lovers from their red wines--nor should it! Summer is the time of BBQs, grilling, and burgers, and these foods demand a red wine partner, but not all reds work well in summertime heat. How do you keep your hot weather cool while indulging in your favorite red wines? IWM's own Francesco Vigorito will help you answer this question with international style and unquestionable taste. Join us as we guide you through a landscape of summer-worthy reds, from light, bubbly wines to zingy, go-for-the-gusto reds that will make your steak sing. Accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this sit-down tasting will keep you in the red--red wine, that is!

Wine Lover's Seafood Dinner
Wine Lover's Seafood Dinner @ $229.00
Early Bird Price: $199.00
Price Including Tax: $216.66

Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm
A Sit-Down Dinner Tasting

IWM's Wine-Lover's Dinner Series celebrates delicious dishes with wines that make them sing. Seafood, fish, and all that the oceans, rivers and lakes give us are perfect summertime fare. IWM invites you to join us for a special Wine-Lover's Dinner featuring seafood and fish dishes-all complemented by perfectly selected wines. Celebrating the special union of seafood and wine with courses invoking Italy's coastal regions, from its North (Friuli, Liguria and the Veneto) to its South (Campania and Abruzzo), IWM's own Chef Michael Marcelli and his in-house kitchen staff will craft a five-course dinner, while knowledgeable IWM sommeliers show you that there's more to finding the perfect pairing than merely pouring white wines. Explore your passion for aquatic food and wine while learning how to make mindful wine pairings at your own table. It's a win-win-wine dinner at IWM, and the only thing that can make it better is you!

Chianti & Beyond
Chianti & Beyond @ $79.00
Early Bird Price: $69.00
Price Including Tax: $75.12

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 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, thrumming with terroir, and utterly delicious, food-friendly Chianti Classico is a logical point of seduction for Italian wine newbies--but it's far from the final wine destination! Join IWM as a knowledgeable sommelier leads you on an exploration of Chianti Classico and takes you down the many trails that this iconic Tuscan wine can take you. This tasting, complemented by regional meats and cheeses, will center on Chianti's emblematic Sangiovese grape, but Chianti Classico will only be a launching pad. With a wine glass in your hand, you'll journey to the far reaches of Toscana, enjoying Brunello, Rosso di Montalcino, and many other Super-Tuscan delights. Italian wine is a delicious adventure, and it's waiting for you--at IWM!

Ferragosto: Italy's Summer Celebration Dinner
Ferragosto: Italy's Summer Celebration Dinner @ $229.00
Early Bird Price: $229.00
Price Including Tax: $194.89

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 7:00-10:00pm
A Sit-Down Dinner Tasting

Italians celebrate Ferragosto on August 15, when just about the whole country shuts down as families enjoy a day at the beach or in the mountains. Join IWM as we celebrate this quintessential Italian summer holiday with a beautiful five-course meal, handmade by our own Chef Michael Marcelli and his in-house kitchen staff. IWM's own Francesco Vigorito will help you celebrate this Italian holiday with handpicked Italian wines and give you an insider's view of Ferragosto, iconic producers, and Italian traditions. Tantalize your taste buds, expand your pairing expertise, and enjoy summer the Italian way at this delicious food-and-wine event. It's like a holiday in Italy, but without the travel!

Back to School: ABC's of Italian Wine
Back to School: ABC's of Italian Wine @ $89.00
Early Bird Price: $89.00
Price Including Tax: $86.01

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 1-3pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

Italian wine can be confusing. Italy's 2,000 indigenous grapes, thousands of years of winemaking history, and hard-to-pronounce wine names can make Italian wine feel intimidating--but it doesn't need to be. IWM wants to help you learn Italian wine's basics by drinking its ABC's: Amarone, Brunello, Barolo and Chianti Classico (along with surprise bottles that will thrill your palate, regardless of whether you're an Italian wine newbie or a seasoned collector). Featuring delicious, easy-to-love Italian bottles, this tasting, led by IWM knowledgeable sommeliers and accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, will help you walk away with a greater appreciation of Italy's vino. Come and taste Italy, all without leaving the comfort and beauty of Union Square!