Anyone that grew up outside the city knows that summers are for wine tours. And while the Big Apple isn’t an especially well-known wine destination, City Wine Tours is a New York City-based walking wine tour that shows you all the best places to sip, sip, sip. TBH it sounds like a dream daytime activity.
While I haven’t taken a City Wine Tour myself, it looks like a ton of fun. According to the website, you’ll be guided by a “wine ambassador” who takes you to two different NYC hot spots in either SoHo, the West Village or the Upper West Side, which you’ll have to decide ahead of booking.
At each destination you will have a spot at a reserved table complete with wait staff, a lineup of pre-selected wines, and hors d’oeuvres pairings. You’ll be learning how to taste and pair in a semi-private group setting.
In SoHo you’ll visit spots such as Galli and Spring Street Natural, in the West Village you’ll stop by A.O.C. and Tio Pepe, and in the Upper West Side, you’ll visit Spring Natural Kitchen and Burke & Willis.
Each tour lasts two hours and includes a total of six wines.
Remember to sip slowly and hydrate. Cheers!