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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. more info
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. more info
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. more info
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. more info
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. more info
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Sangiovese vs Nebbiolo
Sangiovese vs Nebbiolo @ $119.00
Early Bird Price: $109.00
Price Including Tax: $118.67

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

You can make a strong argument that 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 hails from Toscana, and it's the focal point of Chianti Classico and many Super Tuscans, as well as the delicious bedrock for fresh, earthy wines of varying longevity. Join IWM as our knowledgeable wine expert leads you through these two building blocks of Italian wines, and get an insider's view into regional soil composition, terroir, traditions, and stylistic differences, 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.

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Sandrone Winemaker Dinner with Barbara Sandrone
Sandrone Winemaker Dinner with Barbara Sandrone @ $299.00
Early Bird Price: $249.00
Price Including Tax: $271.10

Monday, February 3, 2020, 7:00-10:00pm
A Sit-Down Dinner Tasting

Luciano Sandrone began as a cellar-man working in the historic Marchesi di Barolo estate, saving his money until he could afford to buy his first parcel of land in Cannubi Boschis in 1977 and then making his wines in his parents' garage. Forty years later, Sandrone Baroli sit among the most beloved, most revered, and most collectible Italian wines--they're treasures that speak to Sandrone's terroir and technique. Join IWM and Barbara Sandrone, Luciano's daughter and heir apparent, as we celebrate Sandrone's four decades of crafting memorable, beautiful and delicious wines with a five-course dinner created by IWM's own Chef Michael Marcelli and his in-house kitchen staff. Spanning Sandrone's sumptuous Baroli, the estate's beautiful Barbera, and its delectable Dolcetto, this special wine event will give wine-lovers special insight into one of Piemonte's great estates, as well as provide a perfect environment for appreciating Sandrone's outstanding wine. Intimate, exceptional, and elegant, this will be an experience that could only come from IWM, the world's leading authority in Italian wine!

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

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

When most people think of northern Italian wines, they think of Valpolicella, Amarone, Soave and not much more--but Italy's northern winemaking regions have millennia of winemaking history and an array of viticultural traditions. Join IWM as our knowledgeable sommelier leads you through a tour of emblematic, delicious, and outrageous expressions from Italy's North. We'll be pouring wines from Valpolicella, Vallee d'Aosta, Friuli and more, and we'll help you to understand the panorama of northern Italy's terroir, traditions, and grapes. Accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this sit-down tasting offers a terrific education in authentic northern Italian wine. Toe to tip, IWM is where Italian wine lovers come to discover, appreciate, and enjoy their passion for fine Italian wine.

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Perfect Pairings: Valentine's Dinner
Perfect Pairings: Valentine's Dinner @ $249.00
Early Bird Price: $199.00
Price Including Tax: $216.66

Friday, February 14, 2020, 7:00-10:00pm
A Sit-Down Dinner Tasting

Valentine'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 own 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, and IWM's knowledgeable sommelier will show you how everything has its mate. Dine on delicious antipasti, terrific pasta, and decadent sweets, and enjoy wines from legendary makers, all while celebrating your love! IWM loves Valentine's Day, and we want to celebrate it with a dinner of perfect pairings, an event made even complete with you, your dining companion, and your shared passion for wine!

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Gems of Southern Italy
Gems of Southern Italy @ $129.00
Early Bird Price: $109.00
Price Including Tax: $118.67

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

Campania, Abruzzo, Sicilia, and Puglia--the South of Italy doesn't get as much notice as Italy's North, especially when it comes to winemaking. However overshadowed by their showy northern neighbors, Italy's southern regions are where Italian winemaking began, and they're the sites of undiscovered treasures. Join us as we explore the history, traditions, producers, grapes and styles of Italy's southern winemaking regions. We'll pour wines made from grapes like Aglianico, an indigenous varietal rescued from extinction. Whites, reds and rosés all hail from Italy's South, where you can find surprisingly affordable bottles that are as finessed, age-worthy and delicious as those from the North. Accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this tasting gives you a tour of wines off the beaten path, where things are wild and thrilling.

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Outside the Boot - Part 1: France
Outside the Boot - Part 1: France @ $149.00
Early Bird Price: $119.00
Price Including Tax: $129.56

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

As much as IWM loves Italy, we also love France--the delicacy of Champagne! The richness of Bordeaux! The elegance of Burgundy! The steeliness of the Loire! France is fundamental to wine-lovers. Join IWM as our knowledgeable sommelier takes you through a journey of wines from France and give you a panoramic view of French winemaking. We'll be pouring a range of French whites and reds hailing from Burgundy, Bordeaux, and beyond, and we'll offer a snapshot of French wine history in their grape composition, vinification protocol and flavor profiles. This tasting, accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, is perfect way to toast to all that France has given us. Raise a glass to French wines, and experience some joie de vivre, all from the glamour of New York City's Union Square!

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Outside the Boot - Part 2: Europe
Outside the Boot - Part 2: Europe @ $149.00
Early Bird Price: $119.00
Price Including Tax: $129.56

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
A Sit-Down Tasting

Few of us get to Europe as often as we want, so IWM is bringing the great wines of Europe to you! Our knowledgeable sommelier will take you to Spain, France and Portugal (with some special selections from other regions), and explore beloved wine regions with handpicked bottles of both red and white wines. This whirlwind yet delicious trip through some of Europe's most important wine regions will let you experience the tastes, terroir, and traditions that make these places so special. Accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this tasting is ideal for experienced wine-lovers looking to broaden their palates, newbies who seek an easy-to-understand overview, or travel-hungry people with wanderlust and a love for great wine. It's a two-hour trip to Europe's wine capitals, and you don't even need to pack your bags!

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