There’s nothing better than a cold glass of wine on a hot, summer day in the city. Lucky for you, the Uncorked Wine Festival is making its way to New York City this weekend! This event has appeared in major cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Chicago and now it’s ready to take on the Big Apple this Saturday at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Join us at this festival’s inaugural NYC appearance for luxurious wine, high-quality food, and fun activities that will keep you busy all afternoon.Here are five things you can expect this weekend to get you excited for the event:
#1) An ungodly amount of wine
The Uncorked Wine Festival will feature more than 50 wineries with over 100 wines to sample, making it the perfect Saturday for any wine enthusiast. Take your palate on a journey with fine wines from all different regions. This weekend you’ll have the chance to to indulge in all your favorite red and whites and even discover new wines that will be perfect for any night of the week. From a classic pinot grigio to champagne, this festival will have everything you need for a classy afternoon with your friends.
#2) International Wine Market
This market will feature wines from around the globe, making it the perfect spot for all you cultured wine lovers out there. Not only can you buy a few bottles for yourself, but the market provides the perfect opportunity to bring souvenirs back for your friends and family! Bring home an exotic bottle to share, or purchase a tasty gift perfect for any birthday.
#3) Blind tasting bar
Put your taste buds to the test this weekend at the blind tasting bar and find out how well you really know your wines. Leave it to the professionals as you sample various wines of their choosing, allowing your palate to roam free! Force yourself out of familiar territory and discover your new favorite wine that will get you through the rest of the summer.
#4) Recreational activities
With both a video DJ and photobooth, this is definitely not your typical wine tasting. After a few glasses of wine, you’ll be ready to take on the music and dance all afternoon. Take a break from tasting fine wines and dancing to make some memories with your friends at the photo booth!
#5) Food bazaar
What goes better with wine than oysters and cheese? At this festival you can pair your drinks with a variety of foods from an artisanal food bazaar. Enjoy sweet and savory bites from Brooklyn Oyster Party, Murray’s Cheese, Tres Carnes, Haru Sushi, and Red Table Catering. All of these stations will provide the perfect snacks to go along with your favorite wines, keeping you energized and satisfied all day!
This 21 and over event begins at 3:00pm and goes until 6:00pm for $60. All VIP guests will be granted early admission at 2:00pm along with shorter lines and access exclusive wines until the event opens to General Admission guests. Don’t miss out on the chance to sample elegant wines and impressive bites with your friends and family!