A brand new season of fantastic tastings, dinners & events!
WW Fall 2019
The Wine Workshop wishes to extend a tremendous "thank you" to our wine-loving friends for their continued support.  We would also like to extend a warm welcome to new friends as we open a new season of fantastic tastings, dinners, and events.  It will be our pleasure to have you join us for any and all of these extraordinary wine experiences!
To register for events, please contact David Hamburger at 212-787-1700 ext. 8
or email events@winewkshop.com.
All prices do not include tax.
Tastings begin at 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted).
Stars of St. Emilion
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Michelangelo Hotel
152 W 51st St New York, NY 10019
Centered around the picturesque medieval village of St. Emilion, this appellation is home to some of the world’s most prestigious producers, innovative garagistas and family-owned estates. Where Cabernet Sauvignon is king on Bordeaux’s Left Bank, Merlot is the queen on the Right. This in-depth tasting will explore St. Emilion’s complex variety of soils and the wine styles produced from each. We’ll talk about and taste through wines cultivated from the famous limestone plateau, the clay soils that produce most of the premier grands crus classes including Ausone and Pavie, and the ancient sand/gravel mix near Pomerol that Cheval Blanc and Figeac call home.
This is a fun and highly informative tasting for both budding oenophiles and seasoned Bordeaux lovers.
Wines include: 1990 Cheval Blanc and Figeac; 1996 L'Arrosee; 1998 Le Tertre-Roteboeuf, Troplong Mondot and Beausejour; 2000 Angelus, Canon-la-Gaffeliere and La Mondotte; 2001 Ausone and Canon; 2005 Pavie, Magrez-Fombrauge and Valandraud; 2009 Peby Faugeres and La Dominique.
Armand Rousseau Dinner
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
Armand Rousseau is Gevery Chambertin’s greatest domaine. This historic property has been producing fine wines since the 1930s when Armand was one of the first to bottle his own wine. This famous property has some of the oldest vines in the very best parcels of Gevrey. Rousseau's wines are concentrated, but not excessively so; pure in texture, always balanced, and elegant. Each wine is beautifully expressive of each of the vineyards' individual terroirs. To experience Rousseau is to experience winemaking at its best from one of the pinnacles of Burgundy. Cyrielle Rousseau, who is now at the helm, is committed to contuining the legacy of this historic domaine.
Wines for the dinner include: 1993 and 1996 Chambertin; 1995 and 1999 Chambertin Clos de Beze; 2005, 2006, 2009 Clos St. Jacques; 2002 and 2005 Clos des Ruchottes; 1993 and 1989 Charmes Chambertin; 2010 and 2008 Mazis Chambertin; 2013 Lavaux St. Jacques; 2009 Les Cazetiers.
Masters of Meursault
Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Michelangelo Hotel
152 W 51st St New York, NY 10019
Creamy in texture with aromas that suggest hazelnuts, honey and vanilla, Meursault is certainly one of the most sought after, enjoyable, and consistent white wines in the world. What makes them so special?
First there is the soil—a stony mix of marl and chalk that gives the wines their distinctive gout de terroir that is perfectly suited to Chardonnay production. Second, the vines benefit from perfect sun exposure, which ensures optimum ripeness. Third, there are the producers themselves – paragons and masters of the vine. We will sample many of the greatest Meursault vineyards to illustrate how each vineyard with its own complex soil yields delicious diversity of style. You won’t want to miss this incredible selection of Meursault superstars and a fascinating tour of one of Burgundy’s great terroirs.
Wines include: 2015 Coche-Dury Rougeots and 2016 Meursault; 2013 Arnaud Ente Clos des Ambres; 2015 Lafon Clos de la Barre and Gouttes d'Or; 2015 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey 1er Cru Les Perrieres and 2016 1er Cru Genevrieres; 2016 Roulot Meursault, 1er Cru Clos des Boucheres and 2015 Vireuils; 2016 Antoine Jobard, 1er Cru Charmes and 2015 1er Cru Poruzots; 2017 Remi Jobard Les Chevalieres; 2016 Vincent Girardin Les Narvaux; and 2016 Patrick Javillier Les Tillets.
Historic Soldera Vertical Dinner
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
240 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019
Founded in 1972, Soldera’s flagship Case Basse estate is known for making some of Tuscany’s most coveted wines. Restricted yields, a meticulous selection process ensuring optimally ripe grapes, and judicious aging in large Slavonian oak barrels for at least five years. Limited production and obsessive attention to winemaking make Soldera wines some of the most coveted and hard to find in Italy. Gianfranco Soldera’s death earlier this year makes this tasting all the more significant; a true tribute to his genius. This comprehensive vertical of historic wines will be a fitting tribute to one of Italy’s most iconic personalities.
Vintages include: 1978; 1980-1988; 1990; 1991; 1993-2006; 2008; 2009; 2011-2013.
31 vintages in all!
Cos D'Estournel Vertical
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Michelangelo Hotel
152 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
Cos d`Estournel is among the handful of Bordeaux wines that can rival the First Growths for power and complexity. Located in Saint-Estephe, it resembles its southern neighbor Lafite Rothschild in Pauillac. More gravel than clay, the soils are very similar. This accounts for Cos’ silky texture, giving it more balance and elegance and less of the masculine character for which Saint-Estephe can be known. This is a wine of superb breed and class—one of the best of the entire Medoc. Join us as we dive into this heralded Super Second with a spectacular vertical featuring the years of the outstanding vigneron Bruno Prats.
Vintages include: 2001; 2000; 1999; 1998; 1997; 1996; 1995; 1994; 1993; 1990; 1989; 1988; 1986; 1985; and 1982.
Bordeaux V. California with Bob Cunningham
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Michelangelo Hotel
152 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
Join 25 year experienced wine connoisseur and educator Bob Cunningham as he takes us through a journey of the wines of Bordeaux and California. The rivalry between these two regions goes back to the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting when, in a blind tasting, California bested Bordeaux - and the debate continues to this day! We will compare some of the best wine estates from both regions and decide for ourselves which region reigns supreme. Bob will help sharpen your tasting skills and develop your palate while you enjoy some truly exceptional wines.
Wines include: 1989 Dunn Cabernet Howell Mountain; 1997 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon; 1997 Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon; 2002 Joseph Phelps Insignia; 1992 Ridge Monte Bello; 1991 Caymus Special Select; 1994 Dominus; 1994 Montelena Estate; 1989 Lynch-Bages; 1996 Montrose; 1996 Pichon Lalande; 2002 Palmer; 1990 Leoville Las Cases; 1990 Gruaud-Larose; 1995 La Mission Haut Brion; 1995 Ducru Beaucaillou.
A Week with Martine Saunier
Meet one of the legendary wine personalities of our generation and get an insider’s view of the great wines of France. The first woman to establish a wine importing company in the U.S. Martine Saunier founded Martine’s Wines Inc. in 1979. She is a member of Les Dames d’ Escoffier, a Chevalier du Tastevin, formerly on the national board of AIWF (American Institute of Wine & Food) and has been decorated twice by the French government with the title of Officier du Mérite Agricole. Martine has produced and starred in three beautifully shot and highly informative documentaries on wine: A Year in Burgundy, A Year in Champagne, and A Year in Port , all of which offer authentic behind-the-scene looks into the lives of some of the world’s great producers. This is an incredible opportunity to spend multiple nights with the one and only Martine Saunier!
Great Values in Wine
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Little Frog Bistro
322 East 86th St, New York, NY 10028
This event will focus on the great values from Martine’s portfolio. We will have a tasting followed by a sit-down dinner with Martine. Get an insider view from one of the trailblazers responsible for bringing fine wine into America.
An Intimate Evening with Martine at Benoit
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
60 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
This evening will feature many of the great producers in Martine’s portfolio. These are some of the winemakers that earned Martine her well-deserved acclaim; most of whom have gone on to be regarded among the greatest names in wine. Martine will lead us in the dinner with her engaging charm and wit. You won’t want to miss this very special evening with one of the great personalities in wine.
Wines include: 2008 Saint-Chamant Millesime Blanc de Blancs; 2008 Chateau Rayas; 2009 Rayas Fonsalette, 2012 Rayas La Pialade and 2014 Chateau de Tours Cotes du Rhone Reserve; 2017 Dugat-Py Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle, Dugat-Py Vosne Romanee TVV, Dugat-Py Coeur de Roy TVV; 2017 Arnaud Mortet Gevrey Chambertin and Arnaud Mortet Charmes Chambertin; 2007 Taupenot-Merme Corton Rognet and 2014 Taupenot-Merme Mazoyeres Chambertin; 2017 Buison Meursault "1945" and Buisson-Charles Meursault VV; 2016 Domaine Garnier et Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos; 2017 Domaine des Ardoisieres Cuvee Schiste Blanc IGP Coteau de Cevins; and 1946 Domaine La Sobilane Muse Rivesaltes. 
Henri Jayer BYOB with Martine at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Thursday, October 17th, 2019
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
This incredible evening will be a once in a lifetime night led by the incomparable Martine Saunier, featuring the wines of the Burgundian paragon Henri Jayer. Martine will set the table with two different bottles from her personal collection. We are asking each guest to bring one or two Jayers to the dinner, and to let us know which they plan to bring so that we can curate the event properly. We're bringing two very special bottles, too! There will be tremendous interest in this event, and with very limited seating we recommend reserving your place right away!
Vosne Romanee: A Study in Terroir
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
Michelangelo Hotel
152 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
Please join us for a spectacular tasting celebrating Vosne-Romanée, one of Burgundy’s greatest terroirs, and arguably its most famous appellation. Many Burgundy aficionados believe the premier and grand crus of Vosne-Romanée represent the pinnacle of the Côte d'Or—just one reason it’s called the “Pearl of the Côte.”
This informative evening will be a homage to these spectacular vineyards, and together we will experience the underlying terroir significant to each vineyard. Burgundy lovers old and new will gain insight and appreciation into these incredible wines via some of the greatest names in Burgundy.
Wines include: 1996 Meo Camuzet Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux; 2014 DRC Echezeaux; 1999 Arnoux Romanee St. Vivant; 2015 Liger Belair Vosne Romanee Colombiere; 2002 Jadot Richebourg; 2010 Cathiard Aux Reignots; 2016 Lamarche La Grande Rue; 2001 Drouhin Grands Echezeaux; 2005 Potel Vosne Romanee Les Gaudichots; 1990 Gros Clos des Reas; 2002 Drouhin Les Petis Monts; 2008 de Montille Vosne Romanee Malconsorts; 2009 Grivot Les Beaux Monts; 2016 Hudelot-Noellat Vosne Romanee Les Suchots; and d' Eugenie Aux Brulees.
Vieux Télégraphe Vertical Tasting
Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Michelangelo Hotel
152 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
This special tasting combines two historic names: Vieux Télégraphe and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The Brunier family has been making wines here since 1898, and their La Crau cru is widely considered to be the greatest single terroir in the appellation. Situated atop a plateau featuring galets roulés famous to the region, (the signature rounded stones that define this land), at this high elevation, the vines are exposed to and defined by the elements of nature, including the legendary cool and wild Mistral winds that blow through the Rhone.
The name Vieux Télégraphe is derived from this plateau, formerly site of a communication tower that, in the late 18th century, transmitted telegrams from Marseille to Paris. The eponymous wines of Vieux Télégraphe are rustic and soulful, a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah and 5% Cinsault, Clariette, and other supporting grapes. The wines are aged for 22 months, partially in 50-liter foudres. This is the benchmark for traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Vintages include: 1983, 1989 Magnum, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2005.
1999 Burgundy Horizontal Dinner
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
Crown Shy
70 Pine St, New York, NY 10005
When the 1999 Red Burgundies were first released they had an immediate appeal, showing rich fruit, depth of flavor and ripe tannins. After a couple of years in the bottle, the ‘99s shut down. Now, twenty years later, they have re-emerged and are just now hitting their peak drinkability. The vintage offers a rare combination of opulence and charm. It was clear from the start that 1999 would bring an abundant crop of healthy grapes. The vintage experienced a cool spring, and the warmth of May created ideal conditions for flowering in early June. July through September remained warm and dry, holding right through until harvest. These conditions set the style for the vintage, yielding delicious wines with generous fruit, great distinction of terroir, and the ideal structure for long aging. The 1990's are known as a decade which produced a number of stellar vintages, and many Burgundy aficionados consider 1999 to be the best. Join us for this 20-year retrospective of classic Burgundy.
Wines include: Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze; Leroy Corton Renardes; Drouhin Musigny; Vogue Musigny VV; Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche; Roumier Ruchottes Chambertin; Alain Hudelot Noellat Romanee Saint Vivant; Rene Engel Echezeaux; Robert Arnoux Echezeaux; Ponsot Griotte Chambertin; Clos de Tart; Faiveley Clos des Cortons; Dujac Chambolle Musigny Gruenchers; Meo Camuzet Nuits Saint Georges aux Boudots; and Marquis d’Angerville Volnay Caillerets.
Sassicaia Vertical Dinner
Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Legacy Records
517 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018
Sassicaia, the first ever Super Tuscan wine, has shaped Italian winemaking for decades, bringing Bordeaux varietals into a formerly traditionalist region. Founder Mario Incisa planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot in the region in the 1940s after seeing similarities in terroir between Bordeaux and Bolgheri. For many years, Incisa eschewed Italian wine law, bottling Sassicaia as a table wine until it was granted status as its own unique appellation, Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC. The wines are wonderfully balanced, elegant, and complex in a Bordeaux style. You won't want to miss this historic vertical of one of Italy's - and the world's - greatest wines. Thirty-four vintages in all!
Vintages include: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Domaine Clos de La Chapelle
Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Café Boulud
20 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021
The Wine Workshop is thrilled to announce this wonderful dinner of classic Burgundy hosted by Mark O'Connell, owner and winemaker of Domaine Clos de la Chapelle. Mark is a true connoisseur and a great lover of Burgundy. His passion for collecting culminated in the purchase of this small and historic Domaine in Volnay in 2011. Mark is the only remaining American grower/winemaker in Burgundy today. The property includes an amazing and exclusive selection of only Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards in the Côte de Beaune, including the monopole, Clos de la Chapelle, which traces its origins back to the 13th century. Mark is the fourth owner of the Clos in the vineyard's lengthy history. Mark’s vision is to facilitate the purest expression of terroir possible for each individual parcel. The grapes are hand harvested and the farming is organic and biodynamic. His approach to winemaking is non-interventionist, and the resulting wines are truly outstanding. You will find many of the wines in New York’s greatest restaurants, including Brooklyn Fare, Per Se, Jean Georges, Jungsik, Daniel, Marea, Blue Hill, Le Coucou, The Nomad, Little Park, and Masa. Not only do sommeliers love these wines, the critics do as well!
Wines include:2017, 2014 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru; 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Les Teurons; 2016 Beaune Champs Pimont; 2017, 2016 Pommard 1er Cru Grands Epenots; 2016 Pommard Chanlins VV; 2016 Volnay Carelle; 2017, 2016, 2014 Volnay 1er cru Les Taillepieds; 2017, 2013 Corton Bressandes Grand Cru; 2017, 2016, 2015, 2010 Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Chapelle monopole.
Guigal Côte Rotie La La Dinner: La Turque
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
100 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065
Our first in a series of three dinners devoted to the renowned “La La” wines of Guigal focuses on the great La Turque. Covering only 2.5 acres in the Côte Brune, La Turque lies on a beautifully exposed slope that enjoys perfect southern exposure from morning until dusk. This vineyard is planted with 93 percent Syrah and 7 percent Viognier on silicone, limestone, schist and clay soils rich in iron oxide. The first vintage was in 1985. Maceration lasts around four weeks and aging is for 42 months in new oak barrels made at the Chateau d’Ampuis cooperage. The complex soils lend an exotic character to La Turque, and its concentration and elegance exhibit the power of the Côte Brune with the subtlety and finesse of the Côte Blonde. La Turque represents a synthesis in style between La Landonne and La Mouline, with the concentration of the former complimented by the aromatic complexity of the latter.
Wines will include a complete vertical of La Turque from its first vintage of 1985 to 2014.
Aged Rioja with Bob Cunningham
Monday, November 25th, 2019
Michelangelo Hotel
152 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
Located in northern Spain, Rioja is the country’s most famous and historic winemaking region. Each year, a long growing season allows the grapes to mature slowly while the coolness climate of its northern location helps them reatin acidity. The resulting wines are intensely flavored and complex with moderate alcohol—the perfect balance for aging.
Rioja is divided into three zones: the cooler Alta and Alavesa in the west and the warmer Baja to the south. Tempranillo is the king of grapes here, but the addition of Garnacha for opulence, Mazuelo for acidity and Graciano for aromatic complexity all combine to make a great wine. The combination of a long growing season, different varieties and diverse soils make for truly excellent wines. Veteran educator and enthusiast, Bob Cunningham, will be on hand to lead us through tasting these perfectly mature Spanish beauties. These deliciously complex wines often blow away highly rated wines from other countries in blind tastings, and now you'll have the opportunity to judge for yourself!
Wines include: 1995 Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Gran Reserva; 1994 and 1995 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Gran Reserva; 1955 CVNE Vina Real Imperial; 1954 CVNE Vina Real Gran Reserva; 1948 CVNE Vina Real; 1964 La Rioja Alta "904" Gran Reserva; 1981 Beronia Gran Reserva; 1955 Montecillo Vina Monty Reserva; 1952 Berberena Gran Reserva; 1968 Riojanas Monte Real; and 1964 Bilbainas Vendimia Especial.
1999 Piedmont Dinner
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
Tucked away in the northwest corner of Italy at the foothills of the Alps, the glories of Piedmont are numerous - rolling foothills, white truffles, and vigorous, multi-dimensional red wines made from the Nebbiolo grape. These are some of the most prestigious and collectible wines in the world—and with age, are often compared to great Burgundy.
Our dinner will focus on Piedmont's stellar 1999 vintage from some of the region’s greatest estates. Light rains in summer and a beautiful dry autumn that year helped produce well-balanced and concentrated wines with deep color and mature tannins. The '99s are just starting to open to reveal wines of great aromatic complexity and terroir distinction. This will be a superb evening of delicious wines and rustic cuisine that you won’t want to miss.
Wines include: G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino and Cascina Francia; Bartolo Mascarello Barolo; Giacosa Barolo Rocche del Falletto; Gaja Costa Russi; Gaja Barbaresco; Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Monprivato; Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste; Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis; Vietti Barolo Brunate; Paolo Scavino Barolo Fiasc; Domenico Clerico Barolo Percristina; Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia; and La Spinetta Barbaresco Vursu Gallina.
1994 California Cabernet
Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Michelangelo Hotel
152 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
1994 is considered one of the great vintages of California, especially in Napa Valley. Even at 25 years of age, many of the best wines are still vibrant and delicious. The 1994's are incredibly concentrated with ripe fruit and high tannin content, which gives them the structure to age beautifully. We have assembled an all-star selection of many of the best traditional and modern estates. There is remarkable flavor, length, and intensity to the 1994s, and it remains to be seen if 1994 can beat out 1991 and 1997 as the best vintage of the decade. After twenty-five years this is the perfect time to re-taste these beauties from heritage estates and see how they are developing.
Wines include: Harlan; Bryant Family; Dominus; Shafer Hillside Select; Phelps Insignia; Dunn Howell Mountain; Ridge Monte Bello; Spottswood; Robert Mondavi "Reserve" Napa Valley; Diamond Creek Gravelly Meadow; Forman; Dalla Valle Vineyards; Beringer Estate Private Reserve Napa Valley; and Montelena Estate.
Annual BYOB Dinner Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
Tribeca Grill
375 Greenwich St. (Franklin St.), New York, NY 10013
The annual BYOB is back! Those of you who came last year saw an incredible display of generosity and hedonism, and this year will be no exception! Come join us and up to 100 other wine lovers at Tribeca Grill with gems from your cellar. We will seat in tables of 10 based on the caliber of wine you bring, and we strictly regulate a certain minimum standard of quality. As is our tradition, once the corks are popped, the sharing begins and we have a heck of a party. The sky is the limit for the amount of extraordinary wines you will have a chance to sample, and the evening includes a four-course meal in Tribeca Grill’s private room. Don’t miss one of the most fun wine experiences of the year, a chance to drink new wines, and to make new wine-loving friends!
70's Champagne Dinner
Thursday, December 12th, 2019 - 6pm
77 Worth St, New York, NY 10013
Join us back at Atera, our favorite restaurant for Champagne dinners, for an amazing retrospective of 1970’s Champagne! With each bottle coming to us from a pristine collection, these wines are sure to make for a thrilling evening. From this stunning cellar, we have compiled a lineup of the best vintages of the 1970’s from the best houses in Champagne. 1979 provided stylish wines with perfect balance for long aging. 1976 is a collector favorite - the wines are categorized by their opulence and fruit. 1975 produced some lovely wines that are full of fruit and flavor. The 1973’s are delicious wines drinking at their peak. 1971 can be considered the best of the decade; the wines have wonderful finesse and balance for aging. The decade was one if the best for Champagne, and we cannot wait to taste these extraordinary wines paired with the elegant cuisine of Atera.
Champagnes include: 1971, 1973, 1976 Dom Perignon; 1973, 1976, 1979 Krug; 1971, 1973, 1976 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and 1978 Ruinart Rose; 1979 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses; 1975 Veuve Clicquot; 1971, 1975 Pol Roger Blanc de Chardonnay; 1973 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and 1979 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose.
David Hamburger
The Wine Workshop
160 West 72nd Street, Suite 2R
New York, NY 10023
Phone 212-787-1700 ext. 8
Fax 212 799 1984
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There are NO refunds, only credit towards future classes (based on availability). Credit is given if cancellations are received no later than ten business days prior to the tastings or fifteen days prior to dinners. All reservations are confirmed and final upon payment

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