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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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Domenico Clerico Winemaker Lunch
Domenico Clerico Winemaker Lunch @ $179.00
Regular Price: $179.00
Price Including Tax: $194.88

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!

Italy: North vs. South
Italy: North vs. South @ $129.00
Early Bird Price: $109.00
Price Including Tax: $118.67

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

From the top of the Boot to the tip of its heel, Italy sports more than 2,000 different indigenous grapes, possibly more than any other country in the world. One way to make sense of this delicious cacophony is to zero in on specific wine regions, and this event does just that! Let our knowledgeable IWM sommelier lead you through a tour of nine of the most emblematic, delicious, and outrageous expressions from Italy's North and its South, while helping you understand the full panorama of Italy's terroir, traditions, and grapes. Accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this sit-down tasting offers aficionados or Italian wine newbies the tastiest education in authentic wine that you can get outside of Italy. Toe to tip, IWM is where Italian wine lovers come to discover, enjoy and indulge in fine Italian wine.

Women in Wine
Women in Wine: Gaetana Jacono, Valle dell'Acate, Sicilia @ $149.00
Early Bird Price: $129.00
Price Including Tax: $140.45

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1-4pm
A Sit Down Lunch Tasting

IWM celebrates women winemakers with a special three-course lunch featuring Gaetana Jacono from Valle dell'Acate in Sicilia! While the Jacono family of Valle dell'Acate estate has been making wine in Sicilia for generations, in 2001, Gaetana Jacono, the current winemaker-owner of Valle dell'Acate, revitalized the estate with a substantive replanting of the vineyards with Sicilia's indigenous varietals, specifically Nero d'Avola, Inzolia, and Frappato, and taking the estate fully organic. The wine world has woken to the fruits of Gaetana's labors with Valle dell'Acate's outstanding, terroir-driven wines. Join IWM for this special March lunch event that's cohosted with Gaetana Jacono, enjoy delicious dishes created by IWM's own Chef Michael Marcelli and his in-house staff, and learn about Sicilian traditions with one of the region's finest winemakers. It'll be a wonderful, delicious and educational event, perfect for wine-lovers, whether women or not!

Barolo vs. Burgundy
Barolo vs. Burgundy @ $129.00
Early Bird Price: $109.00
Price Including Tax: $140.45

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 1-3pm
A Sit Down Tasting

Barolo and Burgundy are perhaps the greatest wines to come from Italy and France, respectively, and despite their national differences, these two wine regions invite comparisons. Both are responsible for highly nuanced, terroir-specific, and age-worthy wines; both are prized around the globe for their distinctive palates; and both have garnered diehard fans who define their cellars by their beloved Barolo or Burgundy bottlings. Join IWM as we take a deep dive into Barolo and Burgundy, pouring wines from both regions to celebrate the convergence of these iconic winemaking areas. This special event, led by a knowledgeable IWM sommelier and accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, will explore the magic that happens when a specific grape meets its ideal soil, microclimate, regional traditions and producers--and how the love of one great wine can lead to another. Wine is a life-long love affair, and there's always room for more in your glass!

Old vs. New
Old vs. New @ $199.00
Early Bird Price: $179.00
Price Including Tax: $194.89

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 1-3pm
A Sit Down Tasting

Wine is a living thing, and like all living things, it changes with age. While everyone knows that wines mature, not everyone knows exactly what "maturity" means. This special tasting, led by a knowledgeable IWM sommelier and accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, focuses on the same wine--but years apart! We'll pour vintage wine pairs so that you can experience the ways that differing growing years, bottle age, and other factors affect the wines in your glass. Appreciating mature wines requires palate education, but it offers a rich payoff in terms of your understanding, knowledge and enjoyment. This tasting will help wine newbies come to recognize the nuances of maturity, and it will help deepen wine connoisseurs' knowledge. Wine is time in a bottle, and this tasting will let you see the many ways that maturity is magic!

IWM Mini-Grand Tasting
IWM Mini-Grand Tasting @ $99.00
Early Bird Price: $49.00
Price Including Tax: $53.35

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1-3pm
A Walk-Around Tasting

Join us for the return of our favorite tastings, the Mini Grand! IWM's team of knowledgeable sommelier will choose delicious, emblematic wines from Italy, along with select bottles around the world. Featuring about twenty wines--red, white and rosé--IWM's Mini-Grand Tasting is the ideal event for wine-lovers to fill their glasses with wine and their minds with knowledge. Past guests have enjoyed the Mini-Grand's walk-around format that allows you to sample wines from some of the finest producers on the face of the planet, concentrating on your favorite regions, while leaving space for joyful exploration. Complemented by meats and cheeses, and sweetened by preferential pricing on the featured wines, this tasting is a rare treat. Come to IWM's Mini-Grand Tasting, and travel the world of wine, without ever leaving glamorous New York City.