Archive for December 16, 2011

NYC’s favorite wine tasting takes to the Best Buy Theater (formerly NOKIA) in Times Square
once again as we transform this prime venue into a winter wonderland brimming with wine…a vineyard
of gargantuan proportions, if you will! Enjoy wines from all over the world selected by Sussex Wines &
Spirits – great Zinfandels from California… Super Tuscans from Italy… full-bodied Bordeaux from
France… and some fantastic wines from Latin America. More than 200 wine selections to taste in all!

In previous years, this now annual event was named the “must attend event” of the first weekend in
February by NBC Local Television. And for the last two years the event sold out… so make plans now
to be sure you warm up with us in early March and sip amazing wines during one of two sessions: One
in the Afternoon (3pm-6pm) and one in the Evening (8pm-11pm). Last years’ sessions added up to
more: more wine, more food, and more room to stretch out and enjoy… this year, join us for all that and
more! See last year’s wine list.

This year, for your sipping and swaying pleasure we present “Nu Jazz” artists Four80East, performing in
the final hour of each session (5-6pm / 10-11pm). Inspired by the acid jazz/groove movement flourishing
in the UK in the late 90’s, Canadian remix producers Tony Grace and Rob DeBoer (collectively known as
Boomtang) launched Four80East as a cool, creative side project geared towards a loose, improvisational
dance vibe. Over the last decade, as chill music established itself as a genre, their jazz inflected urban
trance music — considered “trip-jazz” or “Nu Jazz” – became a global phenomenon. Born as a small indie UK release in 1997, “The Album” went on to revitalize the smooth jazz world the following summer when the first single, “Eastside”, broke through in the US to became the 7th most-played track on Contemporary Jazz radio that year. Several albums and Billboard Chart positions have followed as the smooth Jazz community continues to embrace their sound.

Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway at W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Two sessions, 3 – 6 p.m. & 8 – 11
Saturday, February 04, 2012 – 3:00 pm