Ernest Hemingway once said, “Try to learn to breathe deeply and really to taste food when you eat.  Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell.”  Heed the words of one of the greats, by learning, laughing and tasting during a wine education class through City Wine Tours.  City Wine Tours promises guests a fun and relaxed environment to become better educated about wine.  New York City tours are available in the West Village and SoHo.  Tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday starting at 3pm.  During the two hour tour, guests will enjoy three food pairings and six wines from some prime locations in the city.

City Wine Tours believes that you should, “Have as much fun learning about wine as you do drinking it.”  The SoHo tour provides a crash course in wine education in a lively and informative way as you are led by an expert wine ambassador on your quest to become the next sommelier.  Learn examples of food and wine pairings, how to properly taste wine as well as background knowledge about specific regions and wine history.  Sarah Tracey, the SoHo wine ambassador for City Wine Tours exudes enthusiasm and passion.  Tracey’s charismatic personality, balance of knowledge with humor and overall appreciation for anything that is lush in life is guaranteed to give guests a memorable experience.

First stop on the SoHo tour, City Winery.  City Winery is the only working winery in Manhattan.  Learn the difference between Prosecco and Champagne, Old World versus New World wines and the 4s wine tasting method.  Enjoy an assortment of meats and cheeses while you hear how Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé are harmoniously paired with different food.

Second stop on the SoHo tour, Galli.  Galli gives guests the experience of visiting Italy without having to go through customs.  Taste Italian comfort food like: Bruschetta, Italian Rice Balls and an assortment of meats and cheeses while you sip Gavi, La Valentina, and Lagone wines.

Silvana Apicella, a SoHo City Wine Tour guest shares her experience, “I think it’s amazing how a group of people can begin as strangers come together around a table to eat, drink and learn and part as friends.”

If only learning everything in life could be so much fun.  Book your City Wine Tour for this weekend.  Tours are also available in Boston.

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