Focus On Bordeaux ($200)
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Focus On Bordeaux ($200)

Join Fork and Saber as we team up with wine expert and founder of Executive Wine Seminars Bob Millman for an in-depth tasting through Bordeaux wines. Bob has amassed a wealth of knowledge after decades spent in the wine industry. We are excited to join him for a passionate discussion on the most exciting wines to come out of this region. 

From a geographical perspective, we can look at Bordeaux as being divided by the Gironde river which runs from the Atlantic ocean all the way down past the city of Bordeaux to the wines from the left bank of the Gironde and the wines made on the right bank. The left bank includes the outstanding villages, north to south, of St. Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien and Margaux. Many if not most of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines are made in these 4 villages. We will taste 8 highly classified wines from these pre-eminent villages including Chateau Montrose from St. Estephe, Chateaux Pichon Baron Pontet Canet from Pauillac, Chateaux Ducru Beaucaillou and Leoville Poyferre from St. Julien Chateau Rauzan Segla and D’issan from Margaux. The tasting will include Chateau Mouton Rothschild, one of the 3 Premier Grand Crus from Pauillac and by consensus, the wine with the sexiest bouquet made in Bordeaux. Will you be able to pick it out in this blind tasting? There is only one way to do so: join us for a thrilling evening of top Bordeaux.

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Focus on Piemonte: Barolo Tasting ($225)
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Focus on Piemonte: Barolo Tasting ($225)

Join Fork and Saber as we team up with wine expert and founder of Executive Wine Seminars Bob Millman for a blue chip Barolo tasting. Bob has amassed a wealth of knowledge after decades spent in the wine industry. We are excited to join him for a passionate discussion on the most exciting wines to come out of this region. 

Piemonte is Italy’s finest wine producing region—with all due allowance to Brunello in Tuscany. By universal agreement, the best wines made in Piemonte are Barolos. Made entirely from the Nebbiolo grape, top Barolos scale the heights of noble elegance and aromatic complexity. In recent vintages, Barolos have become accessible within a few years of bottling—unlike the past when they took decades to soften up. Warmer temperatures and more selective picking of the grapes has produced richer, rounder wines than in the past. But they remain formidable wines nonetheless. Once you get used to the texture and acidity of a good Barolo you will understand why they offer something that no other red wines made on planet Earth can provide.

We explore the fascinating wines of Barolo by tasting wines—covering a decade, from such famous producers as Giacosa, Parusso, Rinaldi, Conterno, Clerico, etc. The tasting will include one of the most iconic wines made in Piemonte—The Barbaresco from Angelo Gaja. Barbaresco is the neighboring village to Barolo. Will we notice the difference? You will have to join us to find out!

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Springtime in Italy Wine Tasting ($75)
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Springtime in Italy Wine Tasting ($75)

I love Italian wine. Italy is one of the world's most diverse wine producing countries, with over 1,400 native grape varietals, twenty wine growing regions and a 2,000-year-old winemaking history. Even with all of this diversity, most people have one or two go to grapes or regions they stick with and are not super confident expanding beyond that. In this 2.5 hour class we will explore 8 wines (alongside snacks) from lesser known regions and varietals that are perfect for spring. Learn how geography, climate, and production methods all come together in perfect harmony. We will have you confidently reaching for the wine list the next time you’re at your favorite Italian restaurant.

This class will take place in the new Korin test kitchen.

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Drink your way through Australia  ($75)
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Drink your way through Australia ($75)


Join chef and wine expert Ryan Smith as he takes you on a tour of Australia exploring a wide range of wines from his favorite regions and producers. During this interactive 2.5-hour wine masterclass, you will enjoy 7 different wines alongside snacks. Explore how geography, climate, and production methods come together in perfect harmony.

 

"I've just spent 3 weeks driving 2,500 miles across Australia. I was truly blown away by the quality of the wine, the passion of the winemakers and the hospitality of the people. There are some stellar wines coming out of Australia right now. It's amazing to see what happens when winemakers have access to some of the world’s oldest terroir, old vines never infected with Phylloxera and the freedom to experiment unrestrained by tradition. I'm looking forward to sharing them with you!"

-Chef Ryan Smith

 

This class will take place in the new Korin test kitchen at 57 Warren St in Tribeca.

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Baby Brasa Peruvian Food + Wine Pairing with Chef Ryan Smith (this event is open to Chelsea Piers  members and guests only)
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Baby Brasa Peruvian Food + Wine Pairing with Chef Ryan Smith (this event is open to Chelsea Piers members and guests only)

Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of delicious food + wine! Sample three different dishes from local Peruvian restaurant Baby Brasa while tasting and discussing a variety of different wines with Chef Ryan Smith from Fork and Saber.

MEMBER + GUEST (free): RSVP

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Old World v. New World: A Case for Terroir - Pinot Noir $150
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Old World v. New World: A Case for Terroir - Pinot Noir $150

Join Fork and Saber as we team up with wine expert and founder of executive wine seminars Bob Millman. Bob has amassed a wealth of knowledge after decades spent in the wine industry. We are excited to join him in a passionate discussion and really dig deep into how terroir affects this grape.

There can be no question that Pinot Noir has moved into 1st place in terms of popularity among red wine drinkers. The reasons are not hard to find: lovely, fragrant berry bouquet, soft tannins and plate refreshing acidity mark many well-made Pinot Noirs. Burgundy is the home to Pinot Noir. Cistercian Monks planted the grape throughout the region more than a thousand years ago! In the new world, Oregon has proved exceptionally hospitable to Pinot Noir. From the 1st winery in 1966, there are now more than 400 Oregon wineries making Pinot Noir. A great American growth story!

In this tasting, you will experience 8 world class wines 4 Burgundies and 4 American. Pinot is a tricky grape to get right. It takes a lot of work and skill to produce wines which capture the inherent qualities of the grapes. When it goes right, Pinots give immense vinous pleasure.

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Tour of Europe Wine Tasting $65
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Tour of Europe Wine Tasting $65

Join chef and wine expert, Ryan Smith, as he takes you on a tour of Europe exploring a wide range of favorite regions and producers. During this interactive 2.5-hour wine masterclass, you will enjoy 8 different wines alongside regional snacks. Explore how geography, climate, and production methods come together in perfect harmony. this class will take place in the new Korin test kitchen.

"I have spent the last 16 months living in London and using it as a home base to travel Europ and learn about wine first had from the people who make it. Now that I'm back in New York I want to use this first class to show you some of my favorites! "

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Old World v. New World: A Case for Terroir - Chardonnay $250 SOLD OUT
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Old World v. New World: A Case for Terroir - Chardonnay $250 SOLD OUT

Join Fork and Saber as we team up with wine expert and founder of executive wine seminars Bob Millman. Bob has amassed a wealth of knowledge after decades spent in the wine industry. We are excited to join him in a passionate discussion and really dig deep into how terroir affects this grape. 

Despite incursions of popularity from Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay remains the world’s most popular white wine grape. While Chardonnay is grown all over the world, it reaches its highest quality levels in the Burgundy region of France and in Northern and Southern California. During this exciting tasting, we will taste 8 outstanding Chardonnay—four from Burgundy and four from California. From Burgundy, we taste the iconic Grand Cru Jadot Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles. This remarkable wine retails for $500, twice the cost of the tasting as well as wines from Chablis, Cote Chalonaise, and Macon—the 150 stretch in Burgundy from north to south where Chardonnay is the king of the white wine grapes. From California, we will taste wines from Sonoma Coast and the Russian River in northern California, Santa Cruz in central California and Santa Barbara in southern California.

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Wines for your summer at Chelsea Piers Fitness – Brooklyn (this event is open to Chelsea Piers Fitness members only)
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Wines for your summer at Chelsea Piers Fitness – Brooklyn (this event is open to Chelsea Piers Fitness members only)

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Join us Thursday, August 9th from 6:30-8:30pm as we team up with chef and wine educator Ryan Smith of Fork and Saber to bring you an interactive Summer Wine Tasting. There's no better way to end your workout and get ready for the weekend than to dive right in to some summer whites, reds and roses! Ryan will pour some of his favorite wines for the summer, share some interesting stories behind the wines, and have you confidently reaching for the wine list on your next date or business lunch. The tasting will include 8 different wines and run from 6:30-8:30 (or until the wine runs out!) 

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