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.

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 - 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!

Wine & Food Pairing 101 - $75
Feb
28
6:30 pm18:30

Wine & Food Pairing 101 - $75

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Wine and food: two great tastes that go great together. But if you’re new to wine, pairing it with food can be intimidating. In this class, we’ll teach you the basic rules of food pairing, and when to break those rules. Led by Krista Lee.

MACALLAN MASTER CLASS - $350
Mar
2
6:30 pm18:30

MACALLAN MASTER CLASS - $350

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

The name Macallan is synonymous with great Scotch, and we’re tasting a wide range of their most coveted whiskys at this event. With a history dating back centuries, their house style has held firm in its commitment to quality and precision, and has pursued careful craftsmanship rather than chasing trends. Join us for a master tasting, plus in-depth instruction on Scotch distillation techniques and Macallan’s history and vision. Includes welcome Champagne toast and hearty hors d'oeuvre food pairings.

SOLD OUT - Wine Tasting 101 - $45
Mar
6
6:30 pm18:30

SOLD OUT - 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 Krista Lee.

Blind Tasting - $60
Mar
7
6:30 pm18:30

Blind Tasting - $60

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

The secrets of the sommelier revealed! We’ll teach you how to train your palate to judge grape, region, and age without sneaking a peek at the label. You’ll taste wines from classic wine growing regions in order to help refine your palate and give you the necessary tools to analyze a wine like a pro. Led by David Hunter.

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!

Riesling 101 - $45
Mar
13
6:30 pm18:30

Riesling 101 - $45

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Did you know that most Riesling is dry, not sweet? The hallmark of Riesling is zingy acidity, which lets it pair well with food, or age for decades, or shine as a sweet wine. In this class, we’ll taste six delicious Rieslings from all over the world. Our expert instructor will answer your questions, and lead you through this fun and informative tasting so you'll get to see a whole new side of Riesling. Led by Krista Lee.

 WINE TASTING 201 - $60
Mar
14
6:30 pm18:30

WINE TASTING 201 - $60

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

You've got the basics, now you're ready to build your wine knowledge and tasting skills. In this class, we'll focus on terroir, regions and vineyards. Soon you'll be tossing around wine terms with confidence! Led by John Ferro.

WINE TASTING 101 - $45
Mar
20
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 Krista Lee.

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.

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

WINE AND CHEESE OF FRANCE - $75

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

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. Led by Krista Lee.

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. Led by Krista Lee.

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.

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.

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.

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! Led by Krista Lee.

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 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.

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. Led by Krista Lee.

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. Led by Krista Lee.

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. Wine Educator Krista Lee 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.


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.

Wine Tasting 201 - $60
Feb
8
6:30 pm18:30

Wine Tasting 201 - $60

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

You've got the basics, now you're ready to build your wine knowledge and tasting skills. In this class, we'll focus on terroir, regions and vineyards. Soon you'll be tossing around wine terms with confidence! Led by John Ferro.

SOLD OUT - BUBBLE BASH - $35
Nov
16
7:00 pm19:00

SOLD OUT - BUBBLE BASH - $35

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

SOLD OUT.
Bubble Bash is back! Celebrate our 19th anniversary by tasting 19 sparkling wines in a fun cocktail party atmosphere. We’ll have some treats from our Chelsea Market neighbors to pair with these delicious wines. Come out and share a glass with us for our most festive event of the year!

WINES OF THE JURA - $60
Oct
18
6:30 pm18:30

WINES OF THE JURA - $60

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Learn about the France’s geekiest, cultiest wine region. Nestled in the Jura mountains in Eastern France, this region has a style all its own. Using native grapes like Savagnin, Poulsard, and Trousseau, winemakers here capitalize on the cool climate to make distinctive wines. Led by Krista Lee.

ALPINE WINE AND CHEESE - $75
Oct
12
6:30 pm18:30

ALPINE WINE AND CHEESE - $75

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

The hills are alive... with wine and cheese! We're exploring pairings from Europe's most famous mountain range, and we'll talk about how high altitude and mountain minerals play out on your palate. Featuring wines and cheeses from Italy, Germany, Austria, and France. Led by Krista Lee.

Whiskey 101 - $75
Aug
30
6:30 pm18:30

Whiskey 101 - $75

Expand your spirits knowledge with us. The best way to learn is to taste, and we’ll be featuring fine examples from around the whisk(e)y world. We’ll cover a range of whiskeys including bourbon, rye, Irish, and Scotch, and discuss their common ground, and what distinguishes each one.

WHITE PARTY - $35
Aug
10
7:00 pm19:00

WHITE PARTY - $35

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

You're invited to our summer full-store wine tasting event: White Party! We've raised our glass to red wines and pink wines, and now white wines get their due. We've selected 18 of our most refreshing white wines for summer, and you get to taste them all at this full-store event! We're pairing these with appetizers from our Chelsea neighbors to make it the perfect party. Come cool off with us! 

Summer Cocktails - $75
Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

Summer Cocktails - $75

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Learn how to turn summer's bounty into refreshing cocktails. We'll show you how to balance sweetness and acid for maximum deliciousness in classic cocktail styles like the daiquiri, swizzle, buck, and punch. And you'll get a set of recipes to take home so you can impress guests with your new mixology skills at your next party. Led by Scott Rosenbaum.

Wine and Cheese 101 - $75
Jun
8
6:30 pm18:30

Wine and Cheese 101 - $75

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Learn the basics of wine and cheese pairing in this most delicious tasting based class. CWV culinary expert Krista Lee will lead you through the wide world of cheese styles and show you how to pair them with versatile wines.

Pacific Northwest Wine Tour - $60
Jun
7
6:30 pm18:30

Pacific Northwest Wine Tour - $60

  • Chelsea Wine Vault

Some of the best wines in the world are being made in Washington and Oregon. Classic European cool-weather grapes like Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Chardonnay thrive here, and we’ll taste some excellent examples. Led by John Ferro.