New York Wine Events to Present Its Inaugural NYC Spring Wine Festival at the Broad Street Ballroom in Downtown Manhattan, Saturday, May 9, 2015

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New York Wine Events hosts the NYC Spring Wine Festival at the Broad Street Ballroom in lower Manhattan on Saturday, May 9 with 2 sessions, 3-6pm and 8-11pm. The tasting features 200+ wines, live jazz, an array of light fare to pair with the varietals, live jazz and a VIP Suite ticket option; tickets are on sale now at NewYorkWineEvents.com

NYC Spring Wine Festival: 200+ wines, hors d'oeuvres and light fare, music from Art Sherrod, Jr. and his band on stage. 5/9/15, 2 sessions: 3-6pm and 8-11pm.

New York Wine Events presents the NYC Spring Wine Festival 5/9/15 featuring 200+ wines selected by the experts at Vintry Fine Wines.

The extensive wine selection curated by Vintry Fine Wines, tasty light fare and artisan food samples, our luxe VIP suite option, great live jazz, and the superb historic setting will provide our guests with a stellar wine, food, and music experience...

New York Wine Events will host its inaugural NYC Spring Wine Festival: A Celebration of Wine Downtown at the Broad Street Ballroom in lower Manhattan on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Festival attendees can choose from two sessions, Afternoon: 3-6pm or Evening: 8-11pm.

The NYC spring wine tasting will feature 200+ wines curated by Vintry Fine Wines, light accompaniments, plus artisan food sampling tables. Guests will also enjoy live contemporary jazz performances during each session from acclaimed saxophonist Art Sherrod, Jr. and his band, plus a complimentary custom etched wine glass to take home post-event. The NYC spring tasting is New York Wine Events’ latest addition to their multiple annual seasonal events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.

Tasting tables located throughout the venue will offer a wide array of quality wines from around the globe including lush reds, crisp whites, intriguing grape blends, and more from Old World and New World regions– all suited to spring and summer sipping.

Guests will enjoy a selection of light fare to accompany the wine including: fresh and aged imported and New York State farmstead cheeses served with seasonal fruit, crackers, sliced baguettes and flatbreads; crudités with a fresh assortment of seasonal vegetables with parmesan chive and fresh basil dips; and selection of charcuterie with artisanal breads. Hors d’oeuvres include Lemon Orrechiette Pasta with Sugar Snaps, Wild Mushrooms & Shaved Parmesan, Barbecued Pulled Pork with Pickled Onions on a Parker House Bun, Bruschetta with Fresh Ricotta and Roasted Red & Yellow Tomatoes, and Flatbread with Smoked Mozzarella & Asparagus. Select artisan food companies will be sampling an array of offerings including chocolates, baked goods, dipping oils, and more, and will also be selling full sized items to enjoy at home.

In addition to a general admission ticket for the main tasting, the spring event features a VIP level ticket option (limited to 40 people per session) that includes the main tasting plus admission to a private VIP Suite featuring 12 high-end wines retailing on average from $95 to $225 per bottle, and a premium selection of passed hors d'oeuvres. VIP wines include Dom Perignon, Ornellaia, Chateau Pichon Lalande, Clos de Papes, Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Joseph Phelps, and other superior selections. (Note: Wines may change slightly based upon availability.) VIP Suite hors d’oeuvres will include Salmon Tartar with Wasabi Caviar, Filet Mignon with Stilton on Garlic Crostini, among other exclusive creations.

“We’re excited to return to the Broad Street Ballroom for our inaugural spring wine event,” notes S.W. Kimball, Founder, New York Wine Events. “The extensive wine selection curated by Vintry Fine Wines, tasty light fare and artisan food samples, our luxe VIP suite option, great live jazz, and the superb historic setting will provide our guests with a stellar wine, food, and music experience,” he adds.

Located in the heart of Wall Street, the Broad Street Ballroom was built in the late 1920s as the Headquarters of the Lee-Higginson Bank. Today, the spacious site is recognized today as "the most impressible building on Broad Street” and is one of the premier event spaces in New York City.

Musical guest, saxman Art Sherrod, Jr. has performed, opened or co-headlined shows with notable artists including Chuck Loeb, Marion Meadows, Natalie Cole, Boney James, Noel Webb, Najee, Michael Henderson, Cuba Gooding & the Main Ingredient, and others. Art has performed at many jazz festivals, including the Beantown Jazz Festival, the Volvo Jazz Festival, and was one of only five Americans to perform in the Brazilian-American Jazz Festival in Rio de Janeiro.

Event sponsors to date include Keurig, Alexian Pate, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Brotherhood--America’s Oldest Winery, The Luscious Little Dessert Company, The Olive Table, and Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry. More sponsors will be announced shortly.

Standard tickets for the NYC Spring Wine Festival are on sale now priced at $99 (Final week: $109). VIP tickets which include admission to both the main tasting and the VIP Suite are $199 (Final week: $219). Advance purchase is highly recommended.

For more details or to purchase tickets to the NYC Spring 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 as many diverse wines as possible 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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