Classic California Cabernets: A 10th anniversary Celebration !!!!     ($295)
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Classic California Cabernets: A 10th anniversary Celebration !!!! ($295)

Classic California Cabernets: A 10th anniversary Celebration !!!!

Join us as we taste through the sexiness of one of Napas most balanced vintages

Join Chef Ryan Smith of Fork and Saber as he teams 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 as we taste our way through this sexy vintage of Cab!

"The 2009 Napa Valley Cabernets, beautifully balanced wines from a mild growing season without weather extremes, are aging slowly and gracefully, with the better examples still short of their peaks, proving once again how well the best Napa Valley Cabernets can develop with time in bottle." Steve Tanzer, Vinous Media

Recently, Vinous Media published Steve Tanzer’s detailed analysis of the 2009 California Cabernet. He liked what he tasted pretty much across the board.

We thought that this would be an ideal time to feature 8 Classic Cabernets, each highly rated by Tanzer. First let’s define a Classic California Cabernets: They must come from a first class winery that has been making Cabernets for 25 vintages or more. This means that their style and goals were established before the Cult Cabs started to come into prominence on the 1990s. Several including Dunn, Montelena and Ridge take us back to the 60 and 70s, almost the dawn of high-end California wines. Below are the eight wines with Tanzer’s scores, Tanzer is in our opinion the best, most reliable and honest of the wine reviewers in the last 30 years. A conservative scorer, a 94 from Tanzer is equivalent to a 97 or more from Parker and Suckling. Below the 8 wines we will tasted are listed alphabetically with Tanzer’s score in parenthesis.

1. Dominus (94)

2. Dunn Howell Mountain (94)

3. Chateau Montelena (94)

4. Pride Spring Mountain Reserve (94)

5. Phelps Insignia (94)

6. Ridge Montebello (92+)

7. Spottswoode (4)

8. Verite La Jolie (95+)

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White Burgundy from North to South ($250)
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

White Burgundy from North to South ($250)

Get ready to really understand Burgundy!

Join Chef Ryan Smith of Fork and Saber as he teams 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.

About this Event

Despite incursions in 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. It is only here the varietal rises to the peak of its expressive possibilities.

The vineyards of Burgundy stretch from Chablis in the North to Macon in the south—about 160 miles in total. During this exciting and illuminating tasting you will be treated to to seven superb white Burgundies as well as one of the finest Chardonnay based Champagnes!

2005 Taitinger Comtes de Champagne Blancs de Balc

2017 Domaine Pinson Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru

2017 Domaine Barraud Pouilly Fuisse En Palaud

2017 Bouchard Pere et Fils Corton Charemagne

2017 Pierre-Yves Colin Morey Rully Blanc Les Cailloux

2017 Joseph Colin Puligny Montrachet La Garenne 1er Cru Graoes

2015 Francoise Mikulski Meursault Charmes 1er Cru

2015 Pierre Yves Colin Morey Chssagne Montrachet abbey de Morgeot 1er Cru

We will preface the tasting with one of the finest Chardonnay based Champagnes: Taittinger’s Comte de Champagne

By the end of this exhilarating evening you will discover which Burgundian Chardonnay best suits your palate!

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This event takes place at Belcham 1177 6th ave

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BadAss Reds ($75)
Sep
21
2:30 PM14:30

BadAss Reds ($75)

The Experience: Come explore some of the most BadAss red wines I've discovered over the past few months!!

About this Event

Want to impress your friends / date / boss by casually name-dropping esoteric grape varietals like xinomavro?

Join me for this red wine tasting experience and dive into all things red wine, explored through 7 truly badass red wines in a range of styles from around the globe. You’ll delve into the style, tannin, fruit, acidity and body unique to these red grape varietals.

These are the wine worlds equivalent of leather jacket and ripped jean warring prom date waiting outside for your daughter on his motorcycle. Truly Badass!

Light snacks are also included.

This event takes place in the Korin show kitchen 57 Warren street

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“Ryan (aside from being hilarious) was extremely knowledgeable about wine and was completely open to answering our silly questions. Ryan facilitates good interactive conversation while giving guidance as to what makes wine taste certain ways. By the end I learned exactly what I wanted”

Kevin M - Yelp


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100 Lbs of Sky Tuna (A 50 West St Exclusive only open to residents of 50 west street) $145
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

100 Lbs of Sky Tuna (A 50 West St Exclusive only open to residents of 50 west street) $145

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Description

What are you doing the first Saturday in August? I can guarantee it's nothing as cool as eating 100 Lbs of tuna, 1,000 feet in the sky!

Join us for the most exclusive sushi party of the summer!

After you have had time to get to know (and take selfies) with our guest of honor -the tuna- Chef Ryan Smith will slice up and serve the 100 LB plus Bigeye tuna and serve it to the crowd over the course of the evening in a range of modern and traditional styles.


What you get

- 100+ pound whole tuna, deconstructed live and served up many ways (as well as other snacks)
- Live band all night long
- Open bar stocked with Saki and tuna friendly wine


*Open only to 50 West Street residents their guests. We promise your Instagram will love you!

**This party is limited to 65 people and will sell out extremely quickly. (Past events have sold out in 24 hours) 

About the fish

This beautiful fish is hand-picked from the Hawaiian fish auction just for this event! It is shipped overnight, landing in JFK before hopping a taxi directly to 50 West Street. 

About Chef Ryan Smith
From One Night Ramen Stand, Apocalypse Sow, 100 Pounds of Tuna and Crabs Against Humanity (hint: humanity won), there's nothing Chef Ryan loves more than bringing people together for a limited-time-only, seriously epic and probably slightly crazy food experience. No holds barred. Holding a six-year stint as the Executive Chef and Head Wine Educator of New York Vintners, one of New York's most popular food and wine destinations, Chef Ryan has just come back from a 16-month residency in London. Now that he is back in New York City, he is ready to share his experiences from Europe and continue to do what he loves doing most - creating epic experiences around food and wine.

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Drink your way through South Africa (wine tasting) $75
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Drink your way through South Africa (wine tasting) $75

Description


South Africa is one of my favorite wine regions and without a doubt the most beautiful place in the world. Over the past three years, I've made a yearly pilgrimage to SA and have experienced the true range of what this beautiful country has to offer. Join me Saturday, July 27 as we dive into the rich history of winemaking in South Africa and taste wines from some of my favorite producers. You will be amazed at the level of quality coming from this magical place with the world’s oldest soil (the first place to thaw after the last ice age). During this event, we will have 8 different wines from some famous as well as up and coming regions that really show you the range of what this country has to offer. See you there!


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Savor Salon Series: Test Kitchen 2 $95
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Savor Salon Series: Test Kitchen 2 $95

As many of you know, world renowned concert pianist Elaine Kwon and I team up quite often to do a series of events that engage all of your senses. A few times a year we invite people to Elaine’s home on the Upper West Side to gather around her 1860s Steinway piano and test the ideas we have been working on. It's amazing to see a concert pianist you usually have to watch from across Carnegie Hall perform from a few feet away. Of course, I will be preparing a full dinner with wine pairings to complement the music. This is a truly special event not to be missed!

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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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