This one-of-a-kind tasting event has something for everyone - vintage, bold, crisp, and refreshing wines... And what better way to complement wine than with song, as Shilts performs his brand of jazz with funky flair...
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 5, 2011
New York Wine Festivals and Bacchus Wine Made Simple in conjunction with Marquee Concerts are pleased to announce their 2nd Annual New York City Winter Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at New York City's Best Buy Theater in Times Square. The festival includes over 200 wines from around the globe to sample plus an array of light hors d'oeuvres. As wine lovers sip, music will make the setting hip with a special performance by Shilts, the former leader of contemporary funk/jazz band Down to the Bone.
Last year's sold out event with 1,200 in attendance was named the "must-attend event" of the first weekend in February by NBC TV's local affiliate. To meet popular demand, the 2011 event expands to two sessions; one in the afternoon, from 3-6pm and one in the evening, from 8-11pm.
"This one-of-a-kind tasting event has something for everyone... vintage, bold, crisp, and refreshing wines, each hand-selected and palate-approved by the experts at Manhattan's foremost local wine retailer, Bacchus Wine Made Simple," explains Sam Kimball of Marquee Concerts, producers of the festival. "And what better way to complement wine than with song, as Shilts performs his brand of jazz with funky flair for a 1 hour set to close out each 3 hour tasting," he adds
Every attendee will receive a complimentary Riedel crystal stem glass (a $10 value) to partake in the tastings and take home. Tasting tables located throughout the venue will offer a wide variety of high-quality, unique wines from around the globe including everything from classic regions like Bordeaux and Rioja, to newer styles from South Africa and Chile. Selections come from smaller boutique vineyards producing superior wines at affordable prices. A VIP Wine Classes section with a limit of 30 participants per session will be accessible with a ticket upgrade (additional fee applies) for exclusive side-by-side tastings of a selection of special wines.
While attendees treat their taste buds, music will delight their ears with the funky, danceable, party-flavored sounds of Shilts who will take the stage during the final hour of each 3 hour session. Playing a twist on contemporary jazz with catchy funk and soul grooves, Shilts and his world-class 5 piece band featuring sax, guitar, organ, bass, and drums will add a truly festive splash to the tasting event.
Standard admission is $75.00 per person now through January 30, 2011. Final week admission from Jan. 31 through Feb. 5 is $84 per person. There is an additional charge of $20 per ticket for those who wish to attend VIP Wine Classes. Advance purchase is strongly recommended due to last year's sellout crowd.
For more details or to purchase tickets to the New York City Winter Wine Festival at the Best Buy Theater in NYC's Times Square visit http://www.nywinefestivals.com, or order by phone at (866) 811-4111.
About New York Wine Festivals
New York Wine Festivals 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 Bacchus Wine Made Simple
Based in Manhattan's Upper West Side, Bacchus Wine Made Simple offers an elegant yet simple solution that demystifies the selection of wine. Their store layout and online store enable individuals to choose wines according to style or taste, as opposed to conventional and often confusing categories. Striving to educate customers in a friendly, fun way, the company pairs every wine with a tasting note including food pairing suggestions. Bacchus uses a stringent screening process, choosing only the "best of the bunch" for their customers. Selections include an ever-changing assortment of high-quality unique wines from around the world with a focus on small production boutique vineyards, allowing for better quality at affordable prices. Learn more at http://www.bacchuswinestore.com.
About Marquee Concerts
Marquee Concerts, one of the premier concert and event 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 and festivals possible and remain a competitive mainstay in the concert promoter's industry. Learn more at http://www.marqueeconcerts.com.
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