Old World vs. New World

May 12, 2010

You’ll no doubt have heard people use the phrases “Old World” and “New World” to describe wine styles, but what do these terms really mean? Join William Leonard-Lee for an intriguing look at what differentiates “Old” from “New World” wines, as he attempts to separate them into these two camps. Taste selections from some of the world’s top winemaking regions to form a clearer understanding of how terroir and technique can affect the profile of a wine. We will also take an in-depth look at how different treatments to the same grape variety can yield wines of wildly differing attributes. California Merlot and Saint-Émilion? Australian Shiraz vs. Northern Rhône? Taste and decide which side of the winemaking divide these wines lay!

OLD WORLD vs NEW WORLD
with William Leonard-Lee

Wednesday, May 19
6:30-8:30pm
$55

For more information please call 212-725-6516 or email info@vinosite.com.


Goin’ back to our roots

April 28, 2010

Though Vino’s expansion has allowed us to provide you with global grasp of the world’s wines, we haven’t forgotten our Italian roots! Italian Wine 101 continues to be your favorite class: if you’re one of the many people confused by Italian wine there’s no better place to start making sense of it all. Featured twice times this Spring, this introductory tasting seminar will break down Italy’s complex appellation system, myriad grape varieties, diverse regional winemaking styles. Lucky participants will be treated to an exclusive tasting representing the spectacular variety of Italy’s wines. And remember, if you miss out this time, we’ll be hosting Italian Wine 101 again on June 8!

ITALIAN WINE 101
with William “Lucky” Lee
Wednesday, May 5
6:30-8:30pm
$45

For more information and reservations please contact 212-725-6516 or email register@vinosite.com.


Italian Wine 101: spaces still available!

February 15, 2010

Vino’s Winter 2010 class schedule gets back on track this week with the return of the ever-popular Italian Wine 101!

Grapevines have been cultivated in Italy for thousands of years, but today the country’s wine industry is stronger than ever. In 2008 Italy produced six billion liters of vino, approximately one fifth of the world’s production. Much of this is exported, yet Italians still rank as the biggest consumers of wine in the world (59 liters per capita). With over 450 legally-designated winemaking appellations and some 350 government-authorized grape varieties (plus hundreds more documented), it’s no surprise Italian wine can be an overwhelming subject for the uninitiated.

Hosted by Vino’s William Lee, this introductory seminar will help unravel some of the complexities of the Italian wine system, and dispel much of the mystery surrounding what is for Italians simply part of everyday life. For this fun and lively class, participants will be treated to an exclusive tasting representing the impressive quality and incredible diversity of Italy’s wines. Italian Wine 101 is the best place to start making sense of Italy’s vast mosaic of appellations, myriad grape varieties, and countless winemaking styles.

ITALIAN WINE 101
with William Lee

Wednesday, February 17
6:30-8:30pm
$45

For more information and reservations please call 212-725-6516 or email register@vinosite.com.


Italian Wine 101: spaces still available for tomorrow’s class!

January 19, 2010

Vino’s Winter 2010 class schedule gets underway this week with the return of our ever-popular Italian Wine 101!

Getting to grips with Italian wine can be a daunting task, but there’s no better place than Vino to start making sense of Italy’s vast mosaic of appellations, myriad grape varieties, and countless winemaking styles. Hosted by Vino’s William Lee, this introductory seminar will help unravel some of the mystery surrounding Italian wine, in the process hopefully answering some of those questions that continue to cause confusion.

For this fun and lively class, participants will be treated to an exclusive tasting representing the incredible diversity of Italy’s wines. Whether you’re an Italian wine novice or a veteran of vino, consider Italian Wine 101 your springboard from which to plunge into Italian wine’s many hidden depths, while broadening your knowledge of this richly entertaining and endlessly rewarding subject.

ITALIAN WINE 101
with William Lee
Wednesday, January 20
6:30-8:30pm
$45
(Spaces are still available but selling out fast!)

For more information and reservations please call 212-725-6516 or email register@vinosite.com.


Italian Wine 101, this Wednesday

November 2, 2009

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By far our most popular class, Italian Wine 101 is offered twice this term, giving Vino’s most curious customers an extra chance to enjoy an introduction to some of Italy’s greatest grape varieties and wines.

Vino’s own William “Lucky” Lee will review Italy’s magnificent yet sometimes intimidating mosaic of local varieties and wine appellations, the two aspects which continue more often than not to boggle the minds of Italian wine novices. William will also explain the fascinating process of wine-making from grape to bottle, give pointers on storing, serving and ordering wine, and discuss wine’s important role in Italian daily life.

Featuring a carefully compiled tasting representing the supreme quality and vast diversity of Italian wine, this lively and entertaining seminar is ideal for those new to Vino and for experience enthusiasts alike. Sign up today!Do I feel Lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

ITALIAN WINE 101
with William Lee

Wednesday, November 4
6:30-8:30pm
$45

For more information and reservations call 212-725-6516 or email register@vinosite.com.


Vino’s wine classes return for Fall: Italian Wine 101, September 30

September 25, 2009

Back by popular demand, our introductory wine class returns, this Wednesday, 6:30pm

italy_wine_map emailMany Vino customers often confess confusion when attempting to fathom Italy’s vast mosaic of appellations, myriad grape varieties, and countless wine-making styles. While we admit that getting to grips with Italian wine can be a daunting task, there’s no better place to start making sense of it all than Italian Wine 101, our hugely popular tasting class. Now featured twice each term, this introductory seminar will help unravel some of the mystery surrounding Italian wine, and hopefully answer those questions that have vexed you for so long.

Participants will be treated to an exclusive tasting representing the incredible diversity of Italy’s wines, expertly selected by your esteemed host, Vino’s own William “Lucky” Lee. Whether you’re an Italian wine novice or a veteran of vino, consider this class your springboard from which to dive deeper into Italian wine’s many hidden depths, while broadening your knowledge of this richly entertaining and endlessly rewarding subject.

ITALIAN WINE 101
with William Lee
Wednesday, September 30
6:30-8:30pm
$45

For more details and reservations please call 212-725-6516 or email register@vinosite.com. Check out the classes page on our website for a complete schedule of classes coming to Vino this fall!


Italian Wine 101, Part II

June 5, 2009

William “Lucky” Lee hosts the stunning sequel to Italian wine and winemaking

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Many Vino customers confess feeling daunted when attempting to fathom Italy’s vast mosaic of appellations, myriad grape varieties, and countless wine-making styles. While we admit it can be confusing, there’s no better place to start understanding the world of vino than Italian Wine 101, Vino’s hugely popular tasting class.

Now featured twice each term, this introductory tasting class will answer all those questions regarding Italian wine that have troubled you for so long. Participants will be treated to an exclusive tasting representing the incredible diversity of Italy’s wines, expertly selected by your esteemed host, Vino’s own William “Lucky” Lee.

Whether you’re an Italian wine novice or a veteran of vino, the class is an ideal starting point from which to delve deeper into the fascinating world of Italian wine and broaden your knowledge of this richly entertaining and endlessly rewarding subject. This special “Part II” edition promises some special surprises, proving that occasionally a sequel can actually improve on the original…

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with William “Lucky” Lee
Wednesday, June 10
6:30-8:30pm
$65

For more information call 212-725-6516 or email register@vinosite.com.