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Wine and Cocktail Tastings with Wendy Crispell

Join us with Wendy Crispell as she leads these fun and interactive tastings!  Whether you are interested in wine and cheese or making the perfect cocktail you will be sure to love these fun events aboard our classic yachts.  Jump into the wonderful world of wine either aboard the Yacht Manhattan or the Yacht Kingston and learn what Wendy has to offer.  

Wendy has been hosting Classic Harbor Line’s wildly popular tastings for 6 seasons. Wendy’s belief that learning about wine should be fun, and accessible to everyone,  leading  many participants to return year after year. In addition to holding multiple certifications in wine, Wendy is also a certified cheese professional, award-winning culinary writer, known for her world-renowned cocktail creations  and is a French trained chef. She has traveled the world to get up close and personal insight into the culinary culture, traditions and trends in the world of food and wine. 

What is the best date idea in NYC?  How about a Wine and Cheese pairing on a classic yacht?  Looking for a boat ride to see the sites of our gorgeous city without a guided tour?  How about a Cocktail cruise that lets you watch the sun dip behind the Statue of Liberty?  Visitors and Locals alike this wine and cheese tasting or cocktail cruise is great for a group of friends, a magical date or relatives from out of town.  Become a regular and learn the ins and outs of all there is to know about Wine, Cheese and Cocktails with the wonderful Wendy Crispell!  

Wine and Cheese Tastings aboard the Yacht Manhattan

Wine & Cheese Workshops: Find Your Place in the Glass!

Each week wines are carefully selected from small family run or boutique producers to express the terroir of the region being represented. Years of experience, education and constant tasting help to select wines of exceptional value, quality and taste. Cheeses are ONLY artisan or farmstead cheeses sourced from NYC’s finest shops or small local dairies. Led by NYC wine pro Wendy Crispell (a certified wine and cheese educator) our wildly popular Wine and Cheese cruise has been featured in Wine Spectator, Time Out NY, Edible Manhattan, Gastronomista, Pasta’s Kitchen, Two plus Two review and The New York Post.

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Wine Tastings aboard the Yacht Kingston

Wine Workshops: Find Your Place in the Glass!

See, Smell, Sip, Swirl, Savor, Sail at Sunset. A variation on our ever popular Saturday wine and cheese tastings held aboard the motor yacht Manhattan. A focus on the wines served will be featured including light snacks or spreads for pairing instead of artisanal cheeses (Exception May 13th). Note- The Kingston wine tasting series will run for two hours at sunset as opposed to Yacht Manhattan Saturday’s complete island circumnavigation lasting 2.75 hours

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NYC Cocktail Series

This fun, interactive NYC cocktail event features a different theme in cocktail culture each week. Craft liquors, house made fruit infusions, gourmet simple syrups and creative garnishes are used to create 5 different signature cocktails with a fresh new spin or traditional flavor. From historical cocktails to modern mixology with tales of distillers, a peek into past and present trends in popular drinks and recipes to recreate your favorite drink at home. Learn how to balance contrasting flavors, add depth of flavor, what makes each liquor unique and get tips on the best sources for ingredients and pairing spirits with food. 

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Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting

This fun, interactive NYC cocktail event features a different theme in cocktail culture each week. Craft liquors, house made fruit infusions, gourmet simple syrups and creative garnishes are used to create 5 different signature cocktails with a fresh new spin or traditional flavor. From historical cocktails to modern mixology with tales of distillers, a peek into past and present trends in popular drinks and recipes to recreate your favorite drink at home. Learn how to balance contrasting flavors, add depth of flavor, what makes each liquor unique and get tips on the best sources for ingredients and pairing spirits with food. 

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Private Wine Tasting

Put together your very own wine tasting and cruise aboard one of our classic vessels.  Sail in NY Harbor with your friends, co-workers or have your bachelorette party, and you will be sure to have a fun, educational and tasteful time. Wendy Crispell can put together a wine tasting list that will perk up your taste buds, or if you have your own list of wines that you want to try out, Wendy can pair them with the most tasteful artisanal cheese.  Take an afternoon off or watch the sunset behind the statue of liberty as you and your group have an experience that will want you coming back for more!  

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