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.


  • Chelsea Wine Vault 75 Ninth Avenue New York, NY 10011

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.


The Macallan Scotch Single Malt 12 Year ($80 retail)

The Macallan Scotch Single Malt 12 Year Double Cask ($80 retail)

The Macallan Edition No.2 Single Malt Scotch Whisky ($130 retail)

The Macallan Fine Oak Scotch Single Malt 17 Year ($300 retail)

The Macallan Sherry Oak Scotch Single Malt 18 Year ($320 retail) 

The Macallan Rare Cask Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky ($400 retail)

The Macallan Fine Oak Scotch Single Malt 21 Year ($600 retail)

The Macallan Sherry Oak Scotch Single Malt 25 Year ($2200 retail)


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 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.