Burgundy is coming to New York City to celebrate Burgundy Wine Week 2012 for a week of festivities from Wednesday May 2nd through Wednesday May 9th. The purpose of the upscale event is to introduce New Yorkers to some of the best Pinot Noir in the world, and Chardonnay from one of the most prestigious white wine producing areas. Burgundy is known as the most terroir-conscious wine region of France. Tastings will be held at dozens of metropolitan area wine stores, restaurants and other venues. Schedule available at facebook.com/burgundywineweek.
Toast of the Town
Also on Thursday, May 3rd, Burgundy Wine Week 2012 will have a table at this annual wine, spirits and food gala where will be featured the wines of Gabriella Wines, a prominent importer and distributor of Burgundy. Guests at Toast of the Town will be able to taste more than 500 select wines from around the globe, and savor gourmet dishes from 35 of the top restaurants in the city. 311 West 34th Street | VIP: 6 to 7pm | Grand: 7 to 10pm. Grand Tasting: $109 VIP Tasting: $169 www.ToastoftheTown.com
La Bonne Soupe
On Monday, May 7 the public is invited to enjoy a special lunch at La Bonne Soupe, a New York institution since 1973, to taste the incomparable Gamay grape as it explodes in the wine of the 12 villages of Beaujolais wine country including sublime vintages from Morgon, Julienas and Moulin a Vent. $45, 48 West 55th Street. 12:30pm. RSVP to (212) 586-7650 or http://burgundywineweek.eventbrite.com/.
Docks' Oyster Bar
Tuesday, May 8 - The team at Gabriella Wines will welcome key members of the trade and press. 633 Third Ave. @ 40th Street. 7:30pm.
Night of Le Burgundy Cocktail Nouvelle: Drink. Dance. Delight.
Wednesday, May 11 - The final night of Burgundy Week will celebrate the new art of the “wine cocktail” at Le Colonial, the romantic restaurant reminiscent of Vietnam during its French colonization. At this festive tasting, a deejay will spin tunes while three prominent mixologists put their contemporary spin on Kir, the classic cocktail that hails from Burgundy. SPECIAL BONUS: Revelers are invited to taste the ambrosial new cocktail brought to you by the folks at Saint Germain, the ethereal elderflower liqueur, and Burgundian sparking wine Veuve Ambal. 8 – 11pm, Le Colonial, 149 East 57th Street. $45 for one ticket, $70 for two (use promo code BWWBUY2), RSVP at http://burgundywineweek.eventbrite.com/.