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The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is back and it's boozier than ever. The big gala event is on May 17 at the New York Public Library on Fifth Ave. and 42nd St., but throughout the weekend there are events sprinkled throughout the city. For more info, visit www.manhattancocktailclassic.com.
Gaby Restaurant Francais at the Sofitel New York is featuring a wine pairing menu from 5 p.m. until closing. The five courses will include Hudson Valley foie gras two ways; grilled New York steak marinated with garlic and thyme and served with potato Provençale; and croquant praline raspberry. The cost is $100 for food only; optional wine pairings cost an additional $50. For reservations, call 212-782-3040. Gaby Restaurant Francais, Sofitel New York, 44 W. 45th St., New York, NY 10036, 212-782-3040.
Wines of Vinho Verde is hosting the “Passport to Vinho Verde” program where participating wine shops will host in-store Vinho Verde tastings and special offers. The program will also include a sweepstakes where consumers can enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the Vinho Verde wine region in Portugal. A full list ofparticipants and tasting schedules, as well as additional information about the program and the sweepstakes can be found at www.winesofvinhoverde.com/passport-to-vinho-verde/.
The annual Finger Lakes Wine Festival will showcase 600 wines from more than 90 of the state's best wineries, in addition to many ales and lagers from local and regional microbreweries. Those in attendance at the historic Watkins Glen International auto racetrack, home of the United States Grand Prix, will have the opportunity to wear togas, eat chef Paul Mach's regional dishes paired with Champagne and mimosas, learn how to cook from culinary professionals, enjoy upbeat blues and jazz from more than 25 bands on four major stages, chuckle at the Geva Comedy Improv group, wander through a beer garden or ride in a pace car. Yancey's Fancy will provide guests with free samples of its artisan cheese. The Launch of the Lakes event, which takes place on Friday from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., will kick off the festival. Tickets can be purchased online. The Riedel Experience, which costs $199 per person, is a two-day pass that includes most of the festival's events, in addition to several VIP meals, tastings and a souvenir glass. For tickets and information, call 866-461-7223 or visit www.FLWineFest.com.
The New York City Wine & Food Festival organizers have already released the line-up. It includes dinner events by Daniel Humm, Ivan Orkin, David Bouley and Bill Telepan, among many others. There will also be appearances by a slew of Food Network talent. The festival will take place October 17-20. For more information visit www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com.
S PRIME, the boutique steakhouse in Long Island City, Queens, is offering half-priced bottles of wine every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to close! S PRIME, 35-15 36th St., Long Island City, NY, 718-707-0660, www.sprimenyc.com
Make the most out of your Mondays by heading to Casa Nonna for its weekly wine special, Mark Down Mondays: half-priced bottles of vino with lunch or dinner every week! Casa Nonna, 310 W. 38th St., New York, NY 10018, 212-736-3000.
Every Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., G-50 Bar & Grill's happy hour serves up $2 East and West Coast Oysters, a $5 beer list with delicious seasonal brews, including Brooklyn Summer Ale and Sixpoint Sweet Action, and your choice of Absolut Vodka Cocktails, Merlot Bogle, Pinot Giorgio Atlanuta and Prosecco for $7. Ladies can enjoy free mimosas between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No purchase necessary. G-50 Bar & Grill, 208 E. 50th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-888-1788.
Mix wine with tasting classes on a variety of themes and topics at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center. Visit www.artisanalcheese.com for the latest offerings. Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, 483 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10018, 212-871-3142.
New York Vintners offers a range of wine classes, from the basics at $50 per class to masters classes at $95. See www.newyorkvintners.com for details. New York Vintners, 21 Warren St., New York, NY 10007, 212-812-3999.
At Terroir's wine bar, enjoy a free glass of sherry during the 5 p.m.-6 p.m. happy hour and $6 glasses of wine. Terroir, 413 E. 12th St., New York, NY 10009, No phone.
On Mondays at Jadis, all wine bottles (except Champagnes and dessert wines) over $30 are 30% off. During happy hour Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. enjoy $4 glasses of wine and $4 draft beers. Jadis, 42 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002, 212-254-1675.
Enjoy all bottles of wine (including Champagne) for half price on Mondays and Tuesdays (and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.). The Bourgeois Pig, 111 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10009, 212-475-2246.
The James Beard House holds winemaker events and other events for wine lovers every month. For a current schedule of events, visit www.jamesbeard.org. The James Beard House, 167 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-627-2308.
Mondays are "No Corkage" nights at Apiary in the East Village. Apiary, 60 Third Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-254-0888.
Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays
Otto Enoteca Pizzeria hosts wine classes every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the enoteca in the front of the restaurant. Each class runs for about 90 minutes and costs $45 unless otherwise noted. In addition to the wine, classes include a selection of artisanal cheeses and house-cured meats. There are also wine classes on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m., often featuring the theme "Discover Italian Wines" and costing $30 per person. To make a reservation for a class, please contact Tim Rawding at Otto. Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, 1 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-995-9559.
Fridays & Saturdays
Bobby Van's Steakhouse & Grill offers all bottles of wine at half price on Fridays and Saturdays from 4:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Bobby Van's Steakhouse & Grill, 25 Broad St., New York, NY 10004, 212-344-8463.
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