Wine and Spirits Classes

Located in Chelsea Market, in the heart of NYC's Meatpacking District, Chelsea Wine Vault offers wine and spirits classes for every level, from novice to aficionado. The "friendliest wine store in New York," CWV prides itself on knowledgeable staff sommeliers who teach classes on wine, whiskey, sake, and cocktails. At each class, you'll get to dive into a new topic to expand your wine tasting skills and develop your palate.

WINE TASTING 101 - $45
May
30
6:30 pm18:30

WINE TASTING 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Brush up on wine basics in this fun, tasting-based class. We'll cover the basics of wine terminology, and show you how to pick out aromas and describe what you taste and smell. You’ll learn how to develop your palate, and order wine with confidence.

Wine and Cheese of Spain - $75
Jun
6
6:30 pm18:30

Wine and Cheese of Spain - $75

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

In this class, you’ll taste the most delicious wines and cheeses Spain has to offer, and learn how to create the perfect pairing. We will teach you about some of Spain’s best reds and whites, and lead you through a selection of cheeses carefully paired with each wine. You can take your newfound knowledge to your favorite tapas bar and order with confidence.

WINE TASTING 101 - $45
Jun
13
6:30 pm18:30

WINE TASTING 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Brush up on wine basics in this fun, tasting-based class. We'll cover the basics of wine terminology, and show you how to pick out aromas and describe what you taste and smell. You’ll learn how to develop your palate, and order wine with confidence. Led by John Ferro.

Rosé Riot - $35
Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

Rosé Riot - $35

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Rosé is the official wine of summer, and we’re holding a full-store fête for our favorites. Taste 18 delicious rose-colored wines from all over the world, enjoy light appetizers, and celebrate in a fun party atmosphere. Now in its 7th year, Rosé Riot is one of our most popular annual events, and tickets are selling fast. Get yours today, and be there for the ultimate pink wine party!

WINE TASTING 101 - $45
Jun
27
6:30 pm18:30

WINE TASTING 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Brush up on wine basics in this fun, tasting-based class. We'll cover the basics of wine terminology, and show you how to pick out aromas and describe what you taste and smell. You’ll learn how to develop your palate, and order wine with confidence. Led by John Ferro.

Wine Tasting 101 - $45
Jul
18
6:30 pm18:30

Wine Tasting 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Brush up on wine basics in this fun, tasting-based class. We'll cover the basics of wine terminology, and show you how to pick out aromas and describe what you taste and smell. You’ll learn how to develop your palate, and order wine with confidence. Led by John Ferro.

TACOS & TEQUILA PAIRING PARTY - $50
Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

TACOS & TEQUILA PAIRING PARTY - $50

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Tacos & Tequila is back! This fun walkaround tasting combines the two ultimate summer party treats: tacos and tequila. Join us to taste exquisite tequilas from four distillers, and taste tacos from our Chelsea Market neighbors, Los Tacos No 1.

WINE TASTING 101 - $45
Aug
15
6:30 pm18:30

WINE TASTING 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Brush up on wine basics in this fun, tasting-based class. We'll cover the basics of wine terminology, and show you how to pick out aromas and describe what you taste and smell. You’ll learn how to develop your palate, and order wine with confidence. Led by John Ferro.

 WINE TASTING 101 - $45
Sep
12
6:30 pm18:30

WINE TASTING 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Brush up on wine basics in this fun, tasting-based class. We'll cover the basics of wine terminology, and show you how to pick out aromas and describe what you taste and smell. You’ll learn how to develop your palate, and order wine with confidence. Led by John Ferro.


WINE AND CHEESE OF ITALY - $75
May
16
6:30 pm18:30

WINE AND CHEESE OF ITALY - $75

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

The Italians abide by the notion of “what grows together goes together” and we see this very distinctly in their regional selection of wines and cheese. In this hedonistic class we’ll taste through some of Italy’s most beloved wines and cheeses and discover a few lesser-known gems along the way.

Wine Tasting 101 - $45
May
9
6:30 pm18:30

Wine Tasting 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Brush up on wine basics in this fun, tasting-based class. We'll cover the basics of wine terminology, and show you how to pick out aromas and describe what you taste and smell. You’ll learn how to develop your palate, and order wine with confidence. Led by John Ferro.

Tacos & Tequila Pairing Party - $50
May
3
7:00 pm19:00

Tacos & Tequila Pairing Party - $50

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Our taco party is back for its third year! This fun walkaround tasting combines the two ultimate summer party treats: tacos and tequila. Join us to taste exquisite tequilas from four distillers, and taste tacos from our Chelsea Market neighbors, Los Tacos No 1.

WINE AND CHEESE OF AMERICA - $75
Apr
26
6:30 pm18:30

WINE AND CHEESE OF AMERICA - $75

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Taste the best wines and cheeses of the United States, and learn how to pair them to maximize flavors. We'll taste 6 wines and 6 artisanal cheeses from across the United States, and talk about how climate, heritage, and technique all work together. Come celebrate America's great diversity of flavor!

Drinkable History - $60
Apr
25
6:30 pm18:30

Drinkable History - $60

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Is this officially the coolest history class ever? Join us and find out! CWV wine expert Chris Penwarden, DipSET, is here to teach you the history of wine and the wine-drinking world, one sip at a time. You'll taste 6 classic wines and get a better understanding of how wine has shaped human culture.

Pinot Palooza - $35
Apr
19
7:00 pm19:00

Pinot Palooza - $35

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Pinot Palooza is back for its 7th year! At this walkaround tasting party, you’ll get to taste 18 fantastic Pinots from around the world, and enjoy light appetizers from our Chelsea neighbors. Join us as we celebrate Pinot Noir, and see why everyone is so inspired by this mighty grape.

Wine Tasting 101 - $45
Apr
11
6:30 pm18:30

Wine Tasting 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Brush up on wine basics in this fun, tasting-based class. We'll cover the basics of wine terminology, and show you how to pick out aromas and describe what you taste and smell. You’ll learn how to develop your palate, and order wine with confidence. Led by John Ferro.

FRENCH WINE 101 - $45
Apr
4
6:30 pm18:30

FRENCH WINE 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Have you ever looked at a French wine bottle and wished you could understand more than the castle on the label? In this class you’ll learn the most important French regions and grapes, and get a good basis to keep exploring the wines of France.

SOLD OUT - WINE AND CHEESE OF FRANCE - $75
Mar
28
6:30 pm18:30

SOLD OUT - WINE AND CHEESE OF FRANCE - $75

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

SOLD OUT

France is probably the most highly-regarded producer of both wine and cheese, so it's only natural to focus on pairing French wine and cheese together. In this class we’ll explore the different wine growing regions of France and match them up with exceptional French cheeses.

Spanish Wine 101 - $45
Mar
22
6:30 pm18:30

Spanish Wine 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

If you’re not drinking wine from Spain, you’re seriously missing out! Spanish wine has really come into its own in the past few years, and more high-quality, carefully crafted wines than ever are making it to US markets. In this class, we'll taste six great Spanish wines! From bubbly Cava to classic Rioja, we’ll delve into the climate, winemaking styles, and regional variations. Led by John Ferro.

SOLD OUT - WINE TASTING 101 - $45
Mar
20
6:30 pm18:30

SOLD OUT - WINE TASTING 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

SOLD OUT

Brush up on wine basics in this fun, tasting-based class. We'll cover the basics of wine terminology, and show you how to pick out aromas and describe what you taste and smell. You’ll learn how to develop your palate, and order wine with confidence.

Whiskey & Wings Pairing Party - $50
Mar
8
7:00 pm19:00

Whiskey & Wings Pairing Party - $50

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Game on! We're into an entirely new and delicious kind of March Madness. Taste a wide range of  whiskeys from around the world, including Scotch, rye, bourbon, and moonshine. We’ll also be serving some killer wings to go with all that whiskey!

SOLD OUT - CABERNET CARNIVAL - $35
Feb
22
7:00 pm19:00

SOLD OUT - CABERNET CARNIVAL - $35

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up and try your luck at Cabernet Carnival! Taste 18 big, bold Cabernets under the big top, plus delicious appetizers for an evening of thrills and chills. It's the greatest wine show on earth!

Component Tasting - $100
Feb
21
6:30 pm18:30

Component Tasting - $100

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Learn the secret of describing wine like a pro! Taste a range of wines, and smell actual spices, rocks, and fruit to build your flavor vocabulary. You'll learn how to recognize these specific aromas in wine, and interpret information about grapes and terroir in terms of flavor. Led by David Hunter.

SOLD OUT - Italian Wine 101 - $45
Feb
20
6:30 pm18:30

SOLD OUT - Italian Wine 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Italy makes some of the greatest wines in the world, and we want to introduce them to you. In this class, you’ll taste six classic wines from Italy’s best-known regions, and learn more about the terroir and traditions. Led by Krista Lee.