City Winery celebrates one million glasses of tap wine with legendary musician John Oates
Photo credit: Bobby Bank
Celebrating a milestone, City Winery NYC poured its one-millionth glass of wine on tap. To help commemorate this moment, Founder & CEO Michael Dorf toasted City Winery with the legendary John Oates at his show last night at City Winery.
Over 300 guests raised a glass to toast New York’s first urban winery and intimate music venue. With wines served on tap, there are no supplies (cork, label, foil, bottle, boxes) to purchase, receive and store. As a result, waste is reduced and the finished product is much greener than through a traditional bottling system.
That translates to:
1 million glasses = 5 million ounces = 39062 gallons = 16714 cases = 200,568 bottles not used = 298 pallets of wine not used = 12.5 truck loads of empty glass not used
This week, Grammy-award winner Shawn Colvin played three sold-out nights of music at City Winery NYC. On Monday 1/12, Shawn was joined by Steve Earle to create a harmonious blend of rock and folk.
Mary Chapin Carpenter collaborated with Shawn for Night 2 playing “I Feel Lucky” and other crowd favorites including a cover of The Beatles’ “I’ll Be Back”.
On Wednesday’s highly anticipated performance with Jackson Browne, the duo shared laughs over conversation in between songs. Jackson played both the piano and his guitar while Shawn sang and strummed along.
The night ended with an invite to performance to the talented Judy Collins who was enjoying the show as an audience member. Judy obliged and sang with Shawn and Jackson on their rendition of The Eagles’ “Take It Easy”.
Indeed, it was an unforgettable winter residency and hopefully a repeated run in many years to come.
Monthly Concert Series to Take Place in Chicago, Napa, Nashville and New York City
|(Nashville, Tenn., Newport, R.I. and New York, N.Y.) January 14, 2015 – City Winery, Newport Folk Presents® and the Americana Music Association announced today a partnership to promote a series of concerts titled State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music taking place at the esteemed City Winery venues in Chicago, Napa, Nashville, and New York City. One night per month in each city, State of the Union will highlight artists whose musicianship and excellence sets the standard for live performance. The State of the Union concert series is the brainchild of Shlomo Lipetz, City Winery’s National Programming Director, Jay Sweet, Producer of the Newport Folk Festival® and Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association, who came together seeking ways to collectively promote the appreciation of American roots music. “The Newport Folk Festival and the Americana Music Association are torchbearers in presenting not only some of the best music today, but also in discovering amazing new talent,” said City Winery’s Lipetz. “We are thrilled to present this series with these prestigious music loving organizations.” “Building partnerships is paramount for the continued success of Newport Festivals Foundation™,” commented Newport Producer Sweet. “Working with the Americana Music Association and City Winery, who share our taste in great music, makes perfect sense.”
“I love this partnership with Newport Folk and City Winery,” added Americana’s Hilly. “From the historical significance of the Newport Folk Festival to City Winery’s strategically situated venues and appreciation for the artistry, I can’t think of better partners to spread our mission to support the authentic voice of American Roots Music. “
State of the Union: A Celebration of American Roots Music will kick off across the nation in January.
There’s a new perk for paid members of City Winery’s mobile ticketing program – an option to pick their five favorite seats, get notified when those seats are available for shows, and make a purchase with just one touch on their phone.
City Winery’s membership program already includes 48-hour advance notice on all shows, zero ticketing fees, a rewards program, and a feature called “virtual sommelier” offering customized suggestions for wines to try or shows to see based on the customer’s previous purchases.
The company, which launched its proprietary ticketing system in 2008, currently has over 6,000 paid members.