NYC Winter Wine Festival Returns to the Best Buy Theater Sat., Feb. 4, 2012 for 2 Sessions of Wine and Music: Wine Tasting features over 200 Wines + Live World-Class Jazz

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On Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, the 3rd Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival returns to the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. The popular wine tasting event features 200+ wines from around the world offered in 2 sessions, 3pm-6pm and 8pm-11pm, plus world-class modern jazz live on stage. For an additional fee, wine enthusiasts can attend a VIP class led by nationally recognized wine expert Leslie Sbrocco. Visit http://www.nywinefestivals.com for tickets and info.

200+ wines, live jazz, and lite fare to be featured at the NYC Winter Wine Fest, Feb. 4, 2012 at the Best Buy Theater

3rd Annual New York City Winter Wine Fest, Saturday, February 4, 2012

This annual festival is a great way to taste diverse wines from around the world and learn about different wine regions and grape varietals. Between the wine and the live jazz, it’s truly an event to remember for both first-timers and returning guests.

New York Wine Festivals announces the return of the New York City Winter Wine Festival to the Best Buy Theater in Times Square on Saturday, February 4, 2012. The 3rd annual wine tasting event includes 200+ wines plus an array of light hors d'oeuvres. As wine lovers sip, music by “Nu Jazz” artists Four80East enhances the setting with a special live jazz performance.

Tasting tables located throughout the venue will offer a wide variety of high-quality, unique wines from around the globe including a vast selection from classic regions like Bordeaux and Rioja, to newer styles from California, South Africa, and Chile.

The popular wine fest was sold out in its first two years. 1,600 wine enthusiasts attended 2011’s two tasting sessions and in 2010, NBC local television dubbed the fest the “must-attend event” of the first weekend in February. To meet popular demand, the 2012 event continues to feature two sessions: an Afternoon Session from 3-6pm and an Evening Session from 8-11pm.

For an additional fee, attendees can learn about and taste a selection of special wines at an exclusive VIP Wine Class led by nationally recognized wine expert Leslie Sbrocco, founder of Thirsty Girl and a frequent Today Show guest.

”This annual festival is a great way to taste diverse wines from around the world and learn about different wine regions and grape varietals. Between the wine and the live jazz, it’s truly an event to remember for both first-timers and returning guests,” explains Sam Kimball of Marquee Concerts, who produces the festival in association with New York Wine Festivals.

Thirsty Girl is a premier sponsor of the event and WCBS Newsradio 88 and WCBS 101.1FM are media partners. Additional sponsors (to date) include John Wm. Macy CheeseSticks, Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Cabot Creamery, and Simply7 Snacks. More sponsors will be announced shortly.

Early Bird tickets priced at $69.00 are available through January 8. Standard admission tickets are on sale January 9 thru 29 at $79.00. Final week admission (Jan. 30 thru Feb. 4) is $89 per person. There is an additional charge of $25 per ticket for those who wish to attend an exclusive VIP Wine Class led by Leslie Sbrocco. Advance purchase is highly recommended as the event typically sells out.

For more details or to purchase tickets to the NYC Winter Wine Festival at the Best Buy Theater located at 1515 Broadway at West 44th Street in Times Square visit http://www.nywinefestivals.com, or order by phone at (866) 811-4111. Select the Afternoon Session from 3pm to 6pm or the Evening Session from 8pm-11pm.

About New York Wine Festivals
New York Wine Festivals, a subsidiary of Marquee Concerts, hosts elegant wine tasting events at first class venues around the city. The company’s goal is to provide a wine tasting experience that allows guests to sample as many different wines as possible while enjoying great music and the company of other wine lovers. Learn more at http://www.nywinefestivals.com.

About Marquee Concerts
Marquee Concerts, one of the premier concert promoters in the Northeast, produces hundreds of events across all spectrums and genres. Marquee is constantly researching new music trends, recognizing today's up-and-coming entertainers, and expanding upon existing business relationships to put on the best shows possible and remain a competitive mainstay in the concert promoter’s industry. Learn more at http://www.marqueeconcerts.com.

About Thirsty Girl
Thirsty Girl is a community of women who share a passion for food, travel, libations and life. For more information, please visit http://www.ThirstyGirl.com, facebook.com/ThirstyGirl, or via Twitter @BeAThirstyGirl.

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