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Natural Winemakers Week

Jenny & Francois Selections has released the schedule for this year’s Natural Winemakers’ Week and it’s packed with free tastings, winemaker dinners and wine specials all over New York. These are great opportunities to have some fantastic natural wines and meet the people who make them.

For more details go to their website. Here is a list of all the events:

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

Free tasting with the first winemaker to arrive! Come start off the week with us:
5:30-7:30pm: Sussex Wine & Spirits, 300 E. 42nd St. (2nd Ave.), 212.867.5838.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

Free tastings with winemakers at the following locations:
5-8pm: White Star, 907 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn NY, 718.389.4520.
5-8pm: Winfield-Flynn, 558 3rd Ave., NYC, 212.679.4455.
6-8pm: Fermented Grapes, 651 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, 718.230.3216.
6-9pm: September Wines, 100 Stanton St. @ Ludlow, NYC, 212.388.0770.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

3-6pm: Astor Center Grand Tasting (upstairs),
399 Lafayette St.@4th St.,212.674.7501.
$20 includes seminars, meeting 15 winemakers, tasting over 30 wines.
Please reserve: www.astorcenternyc.com. Sells out fast!

SUNDAY, MARCH 6: Dinners, classes & tastings!

6-9pm: Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St., Brooklyn, 718.389.2982.
American Natural Winemakers team up with Meat Hook butchers for a
natural wine/sausage making class.
Reservations: www.thebrooklynkitchen.com, $60.
7:30pm: Tangled Vine, 434 Amsterdam Ave. @ 81st St., NYC, 646.863.3896.
Mediterranean Winemaker dinner. Unlimited food & wine. Reservations, $49.
8pm: Egg, 135 N 5th St., Brooklyn, 718.302.5151.
4 course French wine & rabbit pairing dinner. Reservations, $65.
8pm: Thirst Bar, 629 Classon Ave., Brooklyn, 718.857.9227.
3 course wine dinner. Reservations, $45.

Free tastings with winemakers at the following locations:
4-7pm: Appellation Wines, 156 10th Ave., NYC, 212.741.9474.
4-7pm: West Side Wine, 481 Columbus Ave., NYC, 212.874.2900.
5-7pm: Thirst, 187 DeKalb Ave @ Carlton, Brooklyn, 718.596.7643.
6:30-8:30pm: Discovery Wines, 10 Avenue A, NYC, 212.674.7833.

MONDAY, MARCH 7

10am-5pm: Jenny & François Portfolio Tasting (trade & press only – please RSVP)
287 Spring Street, NYC, call 646.775.6400 or email: info@jennyandfrancois.com

TUESDAY, MARCH 8

5pm-2am: Anfora Winemaker Night, 34 8th Ave., NYC, 212.518.2722.
7:30pm: Crave Wine Bar, 570 Henry Street, Brooklyn, 718.643.0361.
Natural California. Reservations, $65.
7-9pm: City Winery: 155 Varick St, NYC, 212.608.0555.
Women & Wine: Organic & Biodynamic Wines, panel discussion & dinner.
See website for details: www.citywinery.com
10pm-2:30am: Blue Ribbon Wine Bar, 34 Downing St., 212.691-0404.

Free tastings with winemakers at the following locations:
5-8pm: Natural Wine Company, 211 North 11th St., Brooklyn, 646.397.9463.
6-8pm: Maslow 6, 211 W. Broadway, NYC, 212.226.3127.
6-9pm: DOC, 147 Broadway, Brooklyn, 718.388.0087.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

6-8:30pm: Ten Bells, 247 Broome St., NYC, 212.228.4450.
$25 flight of 8 wines & charcuterie, back room.
6:30pm or 9pm (2 seatings): Northeast Kingdom, 18 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn,
718.386.3864. Winemaker dinner. Reservations, $50.
7:30pm: Rouge Tomate, 10 East 60th St., NYC, 646.237-8977. Reservations.

Free wine tasting with winemakers at the following locations:
4-7pm: 67 Wine & Spirits: 179 Columbus Ave., NYC, 212.724.6767.
5-7pm: Chamber’s Street, 148 Chambers St., NYC, 212.227.1434.
6-8pm: UVA, 199 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, 718.963.3939.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10

Free wine tasting with winemaker:
5-8pm: Natural Wine Company, 211 North 11th St., Brooklyn, 646.397.9463.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

Free wine tasting with winemakers at the following locations:
5-7pm: West Side Wine, 481 Columbus Ave., NYC, 212.874-2900.
5:30-8:30pm: Dry Dock, 424 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, 718.852.3625.