This past Saturday, distributers representing wines from all over the world came together in the Broad Street Ballroom to showcase their wares to the soundtrack of live jazz at The New York Spring Wine Festival. Sponsored by NY Wine Events, the festival was one of several to take place in New York City. This particular affair was a celebration of wine downtown, so Lower Manhattan-ites were in close proximity to the festival, which boasted over 200 wine samples. In addition to the wine, there were also samples of artisanal food like chocolate, pate, olive oil and more.
The artfully lit ballroom was bustling with wine enthusiasts and charismatic brand ambassadors, all discussing flavor notes, origins and where their wines could be purchased. The diverse collection ranged from sweet, flavorful Caribbean wine to the dry, robust wine from Basque Country. There were also a plethora of booths offering chocolates, sweets and honey for a sweet coupling with the wine. Guests were also generously gifted a complimentary wine glass with a custom NY Wine Events etching. The event was an elegant but approachable opportunity for urban wine-lovers to sample new and interesting flavors. Check out New York Wine Events for even more local wine festivals and events to enjoy.
-by Johanna Silver