NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Wine Festivals announces the NYC Autumn Wine Festival at Conrad New York in downtown Manhattan on Saturday, November 9, 2013. The autumn tasting event will feature 200+ wines curated by Vintry Fine Wines plus light fare by Union Square Events, Conrad New York's exclusive caterer. Attendees will also enjoy live contemporary jazz performances during each tasting session by Grammy®-nominated guitarist Gil Parris.
Tasting tables located throughout the venue will offer a wide array of high-quality wines from around the globe including Burgundy samplings, Italian varieties, Champagnes, and selections from Portugal. California offerings will feature top mainstays, plus exciting dark horse grapes showcasing the state's range.
New York Wine Festival's popular winter tastings have sold out for the last four years and this autumn's event is expected to do the same. Festival attendees can choose from two sessions: Afternoon: 3-6pm or Evening: 8-11pm. For an additional fee, guests may take an Exclusive Wine Class taught by the American Sommelier Association's top sommeliers. Three classes are offered during each session: History in the Tasting, Principles of Blind Tasting, and Sugar & Spice and Everything Twice.
"This year's event is our most elegant yet. Set at Conrad New York, featuring a curated wine selection by Vintry Fine Wines, light fare by Union Square Events, and live performances by a top contemporary jazz artist, guests will be treated to an incredible wine, food and entertainment experience," notes S.W. Kimball, Founder, New York Wine Festivals.
"We'd be delighted if attendees viewed the Autumn Wine Festival as a weekend getaway by staying at the Conrad New York for one or two nights, with special rates starting at $299 per night," said Robert Rechtermann, General Manager, Conrad New York.
Musical guest, guitarist Gil Parris, known for his special blend of blues, jazz, rock, and smooth jazz, has recorded and toured as both a solo artist and sideman with Dr. John; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Diane Schuur; David Mann; and Toni Braxton, among others.
Sponsors include Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, TMRW: The Most Romantic Wine, The Naked Grape Wine, OneHope Wine, Wine Sisterhood, Kelly & Jones, and Green Mountain Energy; more to be announced shortly.
A portion of the festival's proceeds will benefit Creative Arts Workshops for Kids (CAW), a nonprofit arts education and youth development organization dedicated to empowering urban youth through the use of the arts.
NYC Autumn Wine Festival tickets are on sale now, priced at $99. (Final week: $109) Space is limited; advance purchase is recommended. An additional $25 per Wine Class applies for those adding classes to their festival experience.
For details or to purchase tickets to the NYC Autumn Wine Festival at Conrad New York, visit 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 diverse wines as possible while enjoying great music and the company of other wine lovers. Visit www.nywinefestivals.com.
About Conrad New York
Located in the heart of Battery Park City, Conrad New York is a new contemporary luxury hotel. With magnificent Hudson River views, the 463 all-suite hotel is adjacent to Hudson River Park, close to many of the city's iconic landmarks and neighborhoods, including TriBeCa and SoHo. The hotel boasts a seasonal rooftop bar with striking views of the New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty and over 30,000 square feet of adaptable meeting space. With exclusive caterer Union Square Events, Conrad New York meets and exceeds the needs of weddings, private celebrations, corporate meetings, and fundraising galas. Visit www.conradnewyork.com/USE.
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 www.vintryfinewines.com.
SOURCE New York Wine Festivals