Food & Drink

EVENT PREVIEW: 5th Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival

by Lea Faminiano

Bottles of Chilean wines line the bar.

[All photos (c) Ed Lefkowitz]

Wintertime often calls for staying in and curling up with a glass of wine… but why not take it up a couple notches and head to Times Square to get friendly with 250+ kinds of wine? The 5th Annual Winter Wine Festival is coming to New York City on February 8, turning Best Buy Theater into a venue packed with more wine than you can imagine.

Pouring a tasting.

Curated by Vintry Fine Wines, the extensive wine list will include reds and whites from all over the globe. Additionally, the event will also feature light fare, music by celebrated keyboardist Brian Simpson, and attendees will be able to go home with a program guide, as well as their very own wine glass.

South African wines from Rustenberg and Indaba.

This event will take place over two sessions, one in the afternoon (3-6pm) and one in the evening (8-11pm). Guests can also take a VIP Wine class, taught by Kristie Petrullo (Vintry Fine Wines’ Director of Education) for an additional fee.

Pouring a sample.

Tickets are currently on sale for $79, and will jump to $89 in the final two weeks – so grab yours quick, as the event has sold out in the past!  Tickets may be purchased online or by phone at (866) 811-4111.


NYC Winter Wine Festival
Saturday, February 8
3-6pm or 8-11pm
Best Buy Theater, Times Square