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.

Suntory Yamazaki Master Class - $350

  • Chelsea Wine Vault 75 9th Avenue New York, NY, 10011 United States

Suntory whisky, especially the Yamazaki label, is the most respected and coveted Japanese whisky in the world. And as such, it's becoming increasingly hard to find. We've tracked down some rare bottles from private collectors, and we're hosting a master class and tasting of these incredible spirits. The class will include in-depth education about the Suntory house style, distillation and blending methods, grain bill, and aging process, led by Gardner Dunn, Senior Ambassador of Japanese Whisky at Suntory. We'll start the night with a Krug Champagne welcome toast, then move to a vertical whisky tasting plus hearty hors d'oevures to pair with the spirits. Don't miss this unforgettable class!

Lineup of whisky:

Hibiki 17yr (retail $225)
Hakushu 18yr (retail $300)
Yamizaki 10yr - Japanese bottling not sold in the US (retail $500)
Yamizaki 12yr (retail $150)
Yamizaki 18yr (retail $500)
Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 -Very rare & limited release (retail $3000)

Collector Level Class - Not eligible for Wine Gym packs. Discounts available for Wine Gym members.

About Chelsea Wine Vault Classes:

Have you ever wanted to learn more about wine and spirits? Chelsea Wine Vault classes are the perfect way to boost your knowledge, whether you’re a beginner or an aficionado! Our tasting-based classes are small and intimate, with a maximum of 45 attendees at the table. All of our classes are taught by our staff educators, who are the friendliest wine experts you’ll ever meet. Each class focuses on one topic, whether it’s a particular region, grape, wine style, or spirit type, so you can really absorb the information. You get to taste and compare wines so you’re better equipped to talk about them or order them in restaurants. Our classes are suited for wine lovers of all experience levels, and our knowledgeable instructors can explain the basics or talk in-depth about wine. Each class lasts 1-1/2 hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to taste, think, and ask questions. And after the class ends, you can shop our store and get 10% off all wines or spirits featured in that day’s class. See our full class schedule online, and join us to taste and learn! 

At each class you’ll get:

  • Tasting-size pours of up to 6 wines or spirits
  • Alessi Grissini Torinesi Breadsticks
  • Voss Artesian Water
  •  Printed handouts with information on the topics covered in class, and tasting notes for all wines poured
  • CWV Wine Aroma Wheel
  • CWV Wine Evaluation Chart
  • 10% off all wines featured in the class
  • Personalized instruction from one of our resident wine educators

Please note - Cancellation with full refund is accepted up to 48 hours prior to event date. No refunds are given for cancellations after this point. When you purchase a ticket to an event or class, your name, or your gift recipient’s name, will be added to the list and checked at the door, you WILL NOT receive an actual ticket. Limit 6 tickets per order.