For all the trendy blather about bourbon and beer, there’s nothing we love more in autumn than sipping a fine Medoc or Gewurtztraminer amongst cultivated friends old and new. But even our decidedly cosmopolitan selves need a little epicurean assistance from time to time.
No one understands this more than the urbane in-house oenophiles at Gilt City. And from New York to LA to San Francisco (worry not – the rest of you can have it delivered), they’ve pulled together a plethora of exclusive opportunities for delighting your palette and sharpening your social skills.
SPAIN’S GREAT MATCH
Returning for its 22nd year (making it older than Miley Cyrus), this Hispanophile’s dream offers the opportunity to taste more than 300 varietals from the varied vineyards of Espana. This along with a sumptuous tapas selection, a Cava Bubble Lounge, live Spanish music, and the stunning surrounds of Frank Gehry’s IAC Building.
Take 18% off one general admission and 28% off one premium admission at GiltCity.com.
CHEERS NY CRAFT BEVERAGE & FOOD FESTIVAL
A veritable carnival of over-indulgence in Sunset Park, enjoy three hours of unlimited pours of New York State specific wines (as well as craft spirits, beer and cider). At the corresponding Brooklyn Eats Marketplace, pair it all with something savory from Pelzer’s Pretzels or sweet from Brooklyn Cupcake.
Take 24% off admission for one at GiltCity.com.
This cultured Tribeca hotspot was the first to see the genius in bringing together oenophiles and rockers. Invite someone cute and euphonious for a dinner that might start with roasted mission figs and ricotta flatbread or roast octopus with grilled chorizo, followed by lobster spaghetti with fennel-tomato ragout and seared snapper with braised leeks and potatoes. Each course, including dessert, is harmoniously paired with a selection from their 500+ strong list.
Take 38% off dinner and wine tasting for two, or 42% off dinner and wine tasting for four at GiltCity.com.
wineLA PRESENTS: WINE CAMP
We always love learning something new, especially if it involves a tipple or two. Immerse yourself in 120 minutes of intensive study on the glories of the grape, from tasting and trends to pairing and purchasing. Of course, you’ll also get to drink the good stuff. Certainly beats boot camp.
Take 34% off Wine Camp for one at GiltCity.com.
LES CLOS WINE TASTING
Mark Bright, sommelier at SF’s triple Michelin starred Saison, and winner of the Wine Spectator Grand Award, takes you through a haute tasting, with all the corresponding edification. A carefully curated selection of meat and cheese accompanies, and a take home bottle makes for the perfect…finish.
Just $225 for an exclusive Wine Tasting & More for two at GiltCity.com.
VINESSE WINE CLUB
It’s like having a sommelier on call. Indeed, Vinesse’s flagship wine club delivers six expertly chosen bottles to your door each month. The focus is on lesser-known American vineyards, those not often found at your local wine seller. So at your next dinner party, your friends will be truly and duly impressed.
Take 62% off six bottles of ‘American Cellars Wine Club’ wine at GiltCity.com.