New York Wine Events’ 8th Annual NYC Autumn Wine & Food Festival Shifts to a Live Virtual Broadcast, October 16 & 17, 2020

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New York Wine Events hosts its 8th Annual New York City Autumn Wine & Food Festival live online on Friday, Oct. 16 from 7pm-8:30pm and Saturday, Oct. 17th from 4pm-5:30pm. The virtual festival presented by Citi is offered free to the general public. Register/Info: NewYorkWineEvents.com

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NYC Autumn Wine & Food Festival returns as a virtual event guests can enjoy at home. Free of charge, the festival is presented by Citi and takes place Oct. 16 & 17. Details: NewYorkWineEvents.com

It’s important to us to continue to connect wine and food lovers to diverse and exceptional makers and we’ve created a fun, informative virtual experience that guests can now enjoy free of charge, from the comfort of home.

New York Wine Events will host its 8th Annual New York City Autumn Wine & Food Festival on a virtual platform on Friday, October 16th from 7pm-8:30pm and Saturday, October 17th from 4pm-5:30pm. The virtual festival is presented by Citi and is offered free to the general public (ages 21 and older) and will be available to view online on demand after the live sessions.

As businesses are resuming activities in the new normal, New York Wine Events continues its mission of discovery and education, introducing and connecting the public with an array of wineries, craft makers and brands. The company’s weekly Virtual Tasting series broadcast on Zoom, Facebook Live and Instagram Live has become extremely popular with wine, spirits, food and lifestyle enthusiasts not only in the NY metro area, but across the US and beyond. The New York Wine Events virtual festival experience enables wineries, distilleries, artisanal food makers, beverages, and brands to reach and engage with new fans nationwide.

Named in 2019 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in a nationwide review as one of the "12 fall food and wine festivals you won’t want to miss," this year’s virtual edition of New York Wine Events’ long-running October tasting features two sessions that will each showcase 10-12 different wineries, craft food makers, and lifestyle brands, plus include Virtual Booths for all participating companies, live during event hours.

“For over 12 years, our physical events have always been about discovery, education, and interaction and now our virtual festival platform continues in this vein,” notes Sam Kimball, founder of New York Wine Events. “It’s important to us to continue to connect wine and food lovers to diverse and exceptional makers and we’ve created a fun, informative virtual experience that guests can now enjoy free of charge, from the comfort of home.”

Attendees of the virtual fall event can watch an array of companies spotlight their offerings on the Main Stage, ask questions in real time through a chat function, explore the Expo area to enter Virtual Booths and speak directly to the makers, and also purchase items for sale with special promotional offers available before, during and after the event.

Participating sponsors, wineries, and purveyors include: Citi (presenting sponsor), Ridge Vineyards (CA), Aruba Tourism, Robert Biale Vineyard (CA), Althea's Tropical Delights, Riverhorse Wine Imports (South Africa/Greece), Oak Farm Vineyards (CA), Blossom Water, Maiden + Liberty (NY/France), Drunken Fruit, Gladiator Wine Distribution (Italy), For the Love of Toffee, Louis M. Martini Winery (CA), Mengler Family Wines (CA), Salsa di Parma, and Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery (NY). Additional makers to be added, check web site for details.

Advance registration is recommended in order to receive the latest festival updates and offers. Viewers will also be able to register on both event days. Post-event, the festival video will be posted on NewYorkWineEvents.com and on New York Wine Events’ social media channels for additional viewing.

For complete virtual festival details and to register for free to discover an array of makers and more at the 2020 NYC Autumn Wine & Food Festival, visit NewYorkWineEvents.com.

About New York Wine Events
New York Wine Events cultivates memories that last a lifetime through the unifying art of food and drink. We believe in the magic of treating yourself to the luxury and leisure you deserve, and we strive to provide you with valuable information and education, so you can discover your new favorite wine, craft food or beverage. Whether it’s at one of our virtual wine, spirits, and food tastings or virtual wine and culinary festivals, on a private day trip to wine country, while browsing other area food and drink events, or reading our in-depth articles online about the area food and drink scene, however you indulge — be it through adventure, celebration, or curiosity — we’re here to make it easy, affordable, and most importantly, fun. Learn more at NewYorkWineEvents.com.

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