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NYC Wine Class

NYC Wine Class

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Chelsea, New York, New York
(279 Reviews)

Andrew Harwood, Founder
Andrew Harwood has worked in nearly every facet of the wine industry over the last ten years. His love of wine started while working in a number of the country's best dining rooms. Yet his true passion was discovered while making wine in Hungary, France, and California. 

After spending two years as the Assistant Wine Director at Picholine in Manhattan, he decided he wanted to experience the production end of the industry. He spent 1997 in the vineyards of Tokaj, Hungary and then went on to earn his Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University. During his first year he served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Beverage Department under Professor Mutkoski. His second year of study was spent working at Chateau Lynch-Bages in Bordeaux, France and studying in Paris, France at L'Essec Ecole du Commerce. Following graduation, he went to work as the Assistant Winemaker at Limerick Lane Cellars in Sonoma County, California.  

Limerick Lane has a total staff of two, so his work there was varied and diverse. In addition to making wine, he was involved in sales & marketing and obtained intimate knowledge of the workings of a small winery. Through this he was able to better understand what really goes into a bottle of wine and how the "Marketing Machine" of many bigger wineries really drives the direction of the wine trade. 

He has been written up in Newsweek Magazine (October 6, 1997) for his work in Hungary and was featured in The Wall Street Journal (April 11, 2000) for his plan to convert tobacco fields to vineyards in Southside Virginia. His teaching experience includes Cornell University, City College of San Francisco, and Mercyhurst College, yet he has logged most of his hours as an educator as the founder of NYC Wine Class, a company he started in April 2002 that continues to make wine accesible to people by teaching them to get in touch with their own palate.

Reviews of NYC Wine Class

(279 Reviews)
Spain & Portugal: Classic Wines

2/4/2019
Barbara S.

Attended: Spain & Portugal: Classic Wines


The wines and cheeses were very well chosen and presented. Andrew gave a well thought out presentation. I would have like label photos, with region noted for each wine, as I got slightly behind in jotting down notes! Only negative was that the space was somewhat cramped.

Italy: North to South

2/2/2019
Mansi P.

Attended: Italy: North to South


So wonderful. Perfect amount of information without being overwhelming and kept it fun. Beautiful location and wonderful cheese pairings. We had such a great time.

Napa vs. Bordeaux

1/20/2019
Luana F.

Attended: Napa vs. Bordeaux


I absolutely loved this class/tastisng! It was fun, interactive and unpretentious. Andrew is quite knowledgeable and answered questions even when the class was over. I will definitely consider more tastings with him.

Spain & Portugal: Classic Wines

12/15/2018
Tania G.

Attended: Spain & Portugal: Classic Wines


Loved all of it, we're going back for more!

Wine 101

11/4/2018
Elizabeth P.

Attended: Wine 101


This class is amazing and Andrew (the instructor) is very knowledgeable! His help was very accommodating as well. Everything was served with very good portions. There was a wine poured as you entered, followed by the class where we tried 9 different wines, played a game with 2 blind tastings, and tried ~5 cheeses. Overall, I would highly recommend this class to anyone who loves wine and cheese and would be interested in taking another class :)

Wine 101

10/14/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Wine 101


Class was okay- left with more questions.

Wine 101

10/7/2018
Claudia K.

Attended: Wine 101


Loved it! So fun and informative!

14 Wines, 7 Cheeses, 1 Night

6/24/2018
Adam S.

Attended: 14 Wines, 7 Cheeses, 1 Night


I purchased this class as a birthday gift for my aunt, and I cannot say enough about our wonderful experience. The cheeses were as fantastic as the wines, and the course was led in an informative, yet conversational way. It was an afternoon truly lost in time. A fantastic day and a course I’ll recommend to everyone I know!

Wine 101

6/17/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Wine 101


Andrew was very informative- the cheese and the wine was excellent!

France: Making Sense of it All

6/10/2018
Anonymous

Attended: France: Making Sense of it All


Nice people but didn't learn a thing and not the best wines. DEFINITELY not worth the $79.00 fee.

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167 W 23rd St, New York, New York 10011
NYC Wine Class
Chelsea, Manhattan
167 W 23rd St
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10011

Upcoming Classes at NYC Wine Class

Islands & Volcanoes
Islands & Volcanoes
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Friday Feb 22nd, 7pm - 9pm

Napa vs. Bordeaux
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Saturday Mar 9th, 2pm - 4pm

Spain & Portugal: Classic Wines
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Friday Mar 22nd, 7pm - 9pm

Italy: North to South
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