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NYC Wine Company

NYC Wine Company

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West Village, New York, New York
(312 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 Company

(312 Reviews)
Wine 101

12/8/2019
Chanel B.

Attended: Wine 101


The atmosphere, the materials and the content covered was great. The instructor was very knowledgeable yet down to earth and laid back. I just wished there was a wine I liked that I could purchase. I did not like any of the wines. For my personal experience, that was the only disappointing thing. I understand it’s a class and not a winery, so I would still highly recommend this to anyone who is in the city and wants something fun/interesting to do!

Italy: North to South

10/14/2019
Jacqueline M.

Attended: Italy: North to South


They are so knowledgeable! The class was fun and informative.

Big Bold Reds

8/25/2019
Shelby D.

Attended: Big Bold Reds


Amazing class!!

Italy: North to South

8/22/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Italy: North to South


Solid course agenda, lovely venue, plenty of wine (though pouring could use a little help)

Italy: North to South

8/3/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Italy: North to South


Great instructor. He brought a lot of passion and knowledge to the evening, which made it one of the better wine classes I have done recently. I would highly recommend.

Wine 101

7/6/2019
D'Anna K.

Attended: Wine 101


Truly enjoyed the evening.

Wine 101

6/29/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Wine 101


Learned about the cheeses a bit, too!

Wine 101

6/3/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Wine 101


We loved the design of this class in that it felt like we were attending a dinner party in a friend's living room. The value of the class was great, as well, for the amount of wines tasted accompanied with the fantastic cheeses/breads. Our only complaint about the experience was that we didn't feel our teacher taught us anything we didn't already know about wine; the class mostly focused on region and its effects on taste. Nothing against the teacher - but this course is for wine beginners who want need a good foundation to start.

Wine 101

5/23/2019
Samuel B.

Attended: Wine 101


Highly recommended!

Wine 101

5/19/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Wine 101


Cons: Space too tight. Instructor spoke super fast. Hand out sheets confusing. Pros: Nice wine & cheese selections. Pleasant group of fellow wine consumers. Learn a bit.

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330 W 11th St, New York, New York 10014
NYC Wine Company
West Village, Manhattan
330 W 11th St
Btwn Greenwich & Washington Streets
New York, New York 10014

Upcoming Classes at NYC Wine Company

France: Making Sense of it All
France: Making Sense of it All
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Saturday Dec 21st, 1pm - 2:45pm

Wine 101
Wine 101
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Saturday Dec 21st, 4pm - 5:45pm

Tuscany: Sangiovese to Salumi
Tuscany: Sangiovese to Salumi
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Saturday Jan 4th, 1pm - 2:45pm

Big Bold Reds
Big Bold Reds
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Saturday Jan 4th, 4pm - 5:45pm

Wines of Croatia & Hungary
Wines of Croatia & Hungary
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Saturday Jan 11th, 4pm - 5:45pm

The Hidden California
The Hidden California
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Saturday Jan 18th, 1pm - 2:45pm

Exploring Cabernet Sauvignon
Exploring Cabernet Sauvignon
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Friday Jan 24th, 7pm - 8:45pm

South of the Border
South of the Border
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Friday Jan 31st, 7pm - 8:45pm

Napa vs. Bordeaux
Napa vs. Bordeaux
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Friday Feb 7th, 7pm - 8:45pm

Islands & Volcanoes
Islands & Volcanoes
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Saturday Feb 8th, 1pm - 2:45pm

Teachers at NYC Wine Company

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