New York Wine Events to Present 9th Annual NYC Winter Wine Fest Saturday, March 10 at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square

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New York Wine Events hosts the NYC Winter Wine Festival presented by Citi on Saturday, March 10 at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square. The event features hundreds of wines from around the globe, artisanal foods, plus live jazz from acclaimed saxophonist Michael Lington and his band; tickets are on sale now at NewYorkWineEvents.com.

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The NYC Winter Wine Fest presented by Citi returns to the PlayStation Theater in Times Square on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Our largest event of the year, with hundreds of wines and libations to taste, food, and live music -- enhanced by the unique vibe of Times Square -- is a great way to enjoy a very exciting New York experience.

New York Wine Events is pleased to announce the New York City Winter Wine Festival presented by Citi featuring hundreds of wines from around the globe will return to Times Square at the PlayStation Theater (formerly The Best Buy Theater) on Saturday, March 10, 2018. General admission sessions for the 9th annual event will be held at 3:00-6:00pm and 8:00-11:00pm. A special Premium Early Access ticket offers guests the option of walking the extensive food and wine event one hour earlier, commencing at 2:00pm for the afternoon session and 7:00pm for the evening. During each tasting session, guests will enjoy live contemporary jazz performances by internationally acclaimed saxophonist Michael Lington and take home the custom wine tasting glass post-event.

The NYC winter tasting event will feature an extensive array of wines curated by Vintry Fine Wines, craft spirits and other beverages, light accompaniments including hors d'oeuvres and cheese and cracker selections, plus numerous artisan food tables sampling oils and dips, charcuterie, baked items, ice cream, and more specialty foods. Wine tasting tables located throughout the venue will include an eclectic mix of fruity, dry, and round red wines, crisp, buttery, and smooth white wines, and some refreshing sparkling wines. Guests will experience vintages from Old World, new, and emerging wine regions including France, Italy, Spain, Austria, South America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and more. New York State wines will be showcased, with many selections also on sale by the bottle for guests to enjoy at home.

A VIP Ticket option (limited to 50 people per session) includes early access to the main tasting plus admission to a private VIP wine tasting suite. The VIP experience features 12 high-end wines plus premium passed hors d'oeuvres including Filet Mignon with Yukon Gold Potato & Béarnaise Sauce, Miniature Maine Lobster & Shrimp Rolls on Brioche, Tuna Tartar with Pickled Cucumber & Wasabi Caviar, Pate de Mousse de Foie Gras with Cranberry Compote on Ficelle, and Wild Mushrooms & Sherry served in Filo Cups. Fine wines from major regions such as Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Argentina, Tuscany, and California will be poured in the exclusive VIP suite.

"The vast PlayStation Theater accommodates an extensive number of wine, artisan food, and lifestyle tables and also offers an amazing stage for the stellar jazz performances that have become synonymous with this annual event," notes Sam Kimball, founder of New York Wine Events. "Our largest event of the year, with hundreds of wines and libations to taste, food, and live music -- enhanced by the unique vibe of Times Square -- is a great way to enjoy a very exciting New York experience."

Musical guest Michael Lington has released 9 solo albums with 21 singles on the Billboard and Radio & Records (R&R) contemporary jazz charts. Over the course of his career, the top saxman has collaborated with a who's who of artists including Michael Bolton, Barry Manilow, Aaron Neville, Mike Love, Randy Crawford, Bobby Caldwell, Little Richard, Booker T. Jones, The Dap-Kings, Ray Parker, Jr., and many others.

For over a decade, New York Wine Events' popular New York metro area wine festivals have drawn sold out crowds and the 2018 New York City Winter Festival event is slated to do the same. As always, participating artisanal food companies will feature items for guests to purchase and enjoy at home. Lifestyle vendors selling cutlery, jewelry, and wine-centric products and apparel will be displaying and selling as well.

Sponsors and artisanal food purveyors to date include 90+ Cellars, Alexian Pate, Amyazingly Beautiful LLC, Baldwin Vineyards, barkTHINS, Benmarl Winery, Bennett's Deli & Sandwich, Brimstone Hill Vineyard & Winery, Brotherhood - America's Oldest Winery, Cutco, Cynful Bliss, Dr. Frank Winery, Don Tony Perez Wine, Drunken Fruit, Ends Meat, Ferreira-Carpenter Winery, Fulkerson Winery, Green Mountain Energy, Hella Cocktail Co., Jamesport Vineyards, Ketel One, LELO Fine Foods, Maiden + Liberty, Ma Lung Winery, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, Olive and Poppy, Palmer Vineyards, Pazdar Winery, Sail Away Coffee Co., Salsa Di Parma, Sparkling Ice, T-Mobile, Topo Chico Sparkling Water, Twin Stills Moonshine, Vice Cream, Whitecliff Vineyards, WineNight, Wines of Brasil, and XV Exclusives. More sponsors, wineries, and artisanal food companies will be added in the weeks ahead.

Tickets are on sale now, priced from $54 to $199, depending upon ticket level and time of purchase. Advance purchase for the March 10th Times Square wine event is highly recommended. Check the New York Wine Events web site for details about limited time early purchase discounts, 15% savings for groups of 10 or more, and the Taste VIP membership program benefits including complimentary event tickets and discounts.

For complete details and to purchase tickets to the NYC Winter Wine Festival, visit NewYorkWineEvents.com.

About New York Wine Events
New York Wine Events hosts elegant wine tasting events at first class venues in New York City and Northern New Jersey. The company's goal is to provide a wine tasting experience that allows guests to sample a diverse variety of wines while enjoying great music and the company of other wine lovers. Visit NewYorkWineEvents.com.

About Vintry Fine Wines
Vintry Fine Wines brings fine wine to NYC's revitalized downtown. With 2,500+ selections focusing on both collectibles and drinkables, Vintry is a destination in bourgeoning Battery Park City. Featuring iconic design marrying classic and modern elements by architecture firm Rogers Marvel, this indicates what the store is all about: the best wines from both old and new world regions. Visit VintryFineWines.com.

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