Free wine tastings NYC – in Time Out New York

tony The cover story of Time Out New York this week is about cool free stuff happening around NYC. I’m briefly mentioned as a way of highlighting the fantastic free wine tastings that happen in New York.

They can be really a fun and informative aspect of wine life in the city. They’re free because stores can’t (easily) charge for tastings on their premises with the off-premises retail license. Many stores have regular free tastings, check out my NYC wine shop map for my favorite stores. Here’s what’s happening at a few of them:

Chambers Street Wines: Italian white wines, Friday, 5-7; Summer favorites from local distributor, Polaner, Saturday, 4-7.
Crush Wine & Spirits: Free tastings Thursday, 5-7; annual “War of the Rosés” June 11, (session one 5–6pm, session two 6:30–7:30pm; R.S.V.P. to events@crushwineco.com)
Moore Brothers: there’s always something open in the back.

Hit the comments with some other worthwhile ones you know about!

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3 Responses to “Free wine tastings NYC – in Time Out New York”


  1. My apologies in advance for the shameless promotion…we have tastings at California Wine Merchants every Thursday from 5-7pm (we switch from Fridays to Thursdays for the summer months). Always at least 3 different wines to taste! Good stuff.


  2. California Wine Merchants
    15 Bridge Street (Whitehall & Broad; Manhattan)


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