Posts Tagged ‘New York City Winter Wine Fest’

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

NYC’s favorite wine tasting just got better…We are going to turn the Best Buy Theatre in Times  Square (formerly NOKIA) into a gargantuan vineyard. Wines from all over the world – great Zinfandels  from California…Super Tuscans from Italy…crisp Bordeaux from France…and some amazing wines from Latin America. Over 200 wine selections to taste in all. Last year this event was named by NBC Local Television as the “must attend event” of the first weekend in February. And last year the event was sold out…so what are we doing this year?? We are creating more room and more space for attendees, and there are two (2) sessions this year, afternoon and evening. That means more wine,
more food and more room to stretch out and enjoy. Dare we say “Business Class”?

Special performance by Shilts, formerly from Down To The Bone!  Shilts is the former leader of contemporary funk/jazz band Down  to the Bone. He will take the stage for a set to close out each  session of the festival. His music is funky and danceable and  has a party flavor — more so than typical Contemporary Jazz.  He weaves in catchy Funk and Soul grooves. The band is a  5 piece group featuring sax, guitar, organ, bass, and drums.  All top notch players. It’s a perfect way to finish the night.  Having Shilts on the stage ensures that the 2011 NYC Winter  Wine Festival is indeed a “festival”. Enjoy!

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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Afternoon: 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Evening: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

New York City Winter Wine Festival, Best Buy Theater, (Times Square), 1515 Broadway at W 44th St, New York, NY 10036