Blaine Ashley is at it again, hosting the 4th annual NY Champagne Week! This year’s industry and public events are going to be filled with bubbles, bites, and even some desserts made by yours truly! If you’re a fan of Champagne and want to learn a little more about it, I highly recommend getting tickets to one if not all of the public events put on by Blaine and some fantastic Sommelier’s and industry professionals.
Location: Multiple restaurants
Surprise! Champagne pairs well with just about any type of cuisine. Introducing the New York Champagne Week, Champagne Passport Program.
Passport purchasers will enjoy hopping about participating restaurants through out the week, enjoying a glass of Champagne perfectly paired with a small plate at each pit stop and getting passport stamps to prove it. Hit all the restaurants up in one night, or enjoy staggering visits to each spot throughout the week. Either way, tantalize your International foodie friendly tastebuds with the 4th Annual New York Champagne Week, Champagne Passport Program. $120.00.
Let’s get Fizzacle
Date: Wednesday, November 9th 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Location: Giulietta’s Cantina Club
250 Bleecker Street, New York, NY, 10014
Hang out at West Village’s newest hot spot, Giulietta’s Cantina Club during the 4th Annual New York Champagne Week for ‘Let’s Get Fizzacle’. Champagne enthusiasts are invited to break down the basics of the fizz biz covering it all from Champagne the region, a brief history, grape varieties, dosage levels, terroir, the champagne method and how to taste Champagne. We’ll be pouring 5 types of Champagne for attendees which will be perfectly paired with ‘ cicchetti, small snacks, typically served in traditional “bàcari” (cicchetti bars or osterie) in Venice, Italy. Champagne likely served with a side of celeb spotting.
Knowledge level: Beginner
Ticket Price: $60
Champagne Piaff NYC Launch Party
Date: Wednesday, November 9th 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: The Loft Flatiron
4th Floor, 20 W. 23rd St. New York, NY 10010
Join New York Champagne Week for the official launch party for brand NEW Champagne — Champagne Piaff! Champagne lovers are invited to a night of sipping Champagne Piaff Brut & Rose wines, nosh on an array of sliders catered by East Village biker bar, Pinks NYC, indulge in a sparkling wine infused dessert bar by Sara Lehman aka ‘Somm in the City’, play games of pool, snap pics on the interactive photo wall and spectate sabrage service led by the Founder of Champagne Piaff! And, all party go-ers will be entered to win bottles of Champagne Piaff. This is one hot ticket to the 4th Annual New York Champagne Week.
Ticket Price: $75
Back That Glass Up
Date: Thursday, November 10th 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Location: Giulietta’s Cantina Club
13 Carmine St. New York, NY 10014
Description: Champagne Enthusiasts will be invited to enjoy a comparative tasting seminar highlighting the differences that glassware can make for your bubbly enjoyment. Led by WineSkool’d Founder and Educator, Keith Beavers, guests will be “skooled” on various types of glassware and how the different types play up against fizzes nose, palate and the literal-fizz. We’ll be pouring 5 types of Champagne for attendees which will be perfectly paired with ‘ cicchetti, small snacks, typically served in traditional “bàcari” (cicchetti bars or osterie) in Venice, Italy. Champagne likely served with a side of celeb spotting. And, all guests will take home New York Champagne Week’s ‘Perfect’ Champagne Glass. Presented by Champagne Lombard, Champagne Bulle de Rêve and Lehmann Glassware’s Philippe Jamesse collection
Ticket Price $75
Fromage & Fizz
Date: Friday,November 11th 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Bedford Cheese Shop Irving Place
67 Irving Place New York, NY 10003 – (718) 599-7588
Description: TGIFromage & Fizz time! Cheese and Champagne – could there be a more perfect pairing? Guests of this decadent tasting class will learn how to really get down with these two gems from the on point mongers at popular Irving Place spot – Bedford Cheese Shop and New York Champagne Week Wine Educator, Keith Beavers. We’re talking 5 types of Champagne (the real deal) by one of the most historic houses in the region — Champagne Brimoncourt and 5 types of cheese aka the makings for the best Friday night kick-off ever. Presented by Champagne Brimoncourt & Lehmann Glassware’s Philippe Jamesse collection.
Ticket Price: $85
The St. Germain Champagne Garden Brunch
Saturday, November 12th
Time: 12 pm – 3 pm
Join New York Champagne Week Founder, Blaine Ashley and Madame St. Germain, Camille Vidal Ralph as they collaborate for the official finale event of the 4th Annual New York Champagne Week — The St.Germain Champagne Garden Brunch. Attendees will be greeted with St. Germain Champagne cocktails concocted by Madame St.Germain herself and St.Germain New York Ambassador, Marlo Gamora. The classic St.Germain cocktail, will beautifully blend the French elderflower liqueur with Ashley’s first Champagne label — Champagne Bulle de Reve, served with a lemon twist while the La Rosette will combine Champagne La Caravelle Champagne Rosé with St.Germain. Taking place in Bobo’s beautiful rooftop garden, attendees will be fueled with St. Germain Champagne Cocktails, coupes of Champagne Bulle de Reve and classic brunch bites like Omlettes au Fines Herbes, Tartine au Saumon Fume and Croque Madame.
Presented by Champagne Bulle de Reve, Champagne La Caravelle & St. Germain.
Ticket Price: $100
Getting Grower with It
Date: Saturday, November 12th
Time: 4 pm – 5:30 pm
Bubbly enthusiasts everywhere are falling in love with Champagne, especially when it’s made by the farmers who grow the grapes. Join David White, the author of But First, Champagne, to dive into the world of grower bubbly. Over two hours, David will detail Champagne’s history along with that of its wines and explain how and why the market is changing. Join us as we dig deep into a magical region that’s witnessed more heartbreak — and helped lubricate more celebrations — than anywhere else in the world. A noted wine writer, David is the founder and editor of Terroirist.com and a contributor to Grape Collective. His writing has been published in the World of Fine Wine, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and more. Included with your registration is a signed copy of But First, Champagne.
Ticket Price: $85