Somms and Sliders Kicks Off October 20th!

Tomorrow kicks off the third annual Somms and Sliders festival in New York! Beverage Director, Ganna Fedorova will lead City Winery’s participation in the event. Ganna will take guests on a journey through Napa Valley wine varieties with a focus on the Cabernet Franc. Being that it is so rich yet delicate, the Cabernet Franc makes for an excellent pairing with City Winery’s lamb tzaziki slider. The pairing combines the best flavors of the Mediterranean  with Napa Valley’s complex wine. Don’t miss this wonderful pairing! Somms and Sliders runs from October 20th to November 4th.

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For more information and to see other participating restaurants visit the Somms and Sliders website.

North Bay Fire Relief – How You Can Help

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The news out of California has been devastating as fires have ravaged Napa, Sonoma and beyond. As residents and businesses struggle to recover and rebuild, we want to support them in any way we can. There are several ways we can help:

DONATE: A North Bay Fire Relief fund has been set up and you can donate directly here: www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief

DROP OFF: City Winery is collecting items for those in need through October 30th and we ship these items to the North Bay for distribution. Please consider donating:

Non-perishable food
Pet food
Packaged underwear
Shoes
Phone chargers
Blankets, yoga mats, air mattresses
Face Masks for breathing
Sweatpants & sweatshirts
Sweaters and other warm clothes
Amazon & Target gift cards

DRINK NORTH BAY WINES: We can help wineries, winemakers, vineyards, and others in the wine industry get back on their feet by supporting their businesses. Drink Napa, Sonoma, Mendicino and Lake County wines. Stop by City Winery and ask our staff for our special “Support North Bay” wine list.

Hungry For Hurricane Relief – Thank YOU!

Thank you to everyone who helped with our Hungry For Hurricane Relief campaign last month. You ordered our famous risotto balls and we were able to raise $12,677 for All Hands Volunteers!

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All Hands Volunteers is a volunteer-powered disaster relief organization dedicated to Rebuilding Hope for people impacted by natural disasters all over the world. Over the last 12 years, we have enabled over 39,000 volunteers to donate 200,000 days impacting 500,000 people worldwide.

Support Breast Cancer Research w/ Curvature Napa Cabernet

Through the end of the October, City Winery NYC is proud to offer 2012 Curvature Cabernet Sauvignon. We are offering this world class Napa Cabernet in support of breast cancer awareness. With every purchase, we will donate 20% to Birdies for Breast Cancer. Join us for a glass, priced at $20, or a bottle priced at $80, and help support breast cancer research!

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City Winery CEO Michael Dorf Will Be Honored at Upcoming Benefit Concert

City Winery’s own Michael Dorf will be honored at an upcoming benefit concert alongside Elvis Costello and Bonnie Raitt. Dorf will be honored for his work producing the charitable “Music Of” concert series that supports the music education program Little Kids Rock. The benefit concert, which is also raising funds for Little Kids Rock, will feature performers such as Mike Myers, Darlene Love, Bettye Lavette, Keb’ Mo’, Paul Shaffer, Bernie Williams and more. The event will take place at NYC’s PlayStation Theater on October 18th.

Will Lee, formerly of Paul Shaffer’s Late Show band, is the musical director for this event and lots more performers are still to be announced. Reserve your seat (starting at $1000, which comes with cocktails and three-course dinner), though you can also request a show-only ticket (which is a lower price).

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Covfefe Wine Sees City Winery Getting Political

City Winery is excited to announce the launch of a new wine label inspired by, you could say, President Trump.

Covfefe wine is a reference to the infamous (since-deleted) tweet from the president and is the first political statement we have made on a wine bottle.

“This vino is HUUUUUUGE” and “definitely not fake wine,” as the label reads. Oh, and it pairs well with “white bread, a ton of baloney, and Russian dressing.” The wine itself is a red blend of cabernet and merlot grapes from the Northern California coast and was barrel-aged right here in our winery.

For every bottle sold,  we will donate 20 percent to the ACLU!

Read more over at AM New York.

Covfefe wine label designed by Sarah Tollin.

Covfefe wine label designed by Sarah Tollin.

You can pick up a bottle of Covfefe from our wine shop at 155 Varick Street, online, or you can order by the bottle at our Pier 26 spot, City Vineyard (233 West St).

Hurricane Relief with Risotto Balls

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Starting today and running through September, all City Winery locations are contributing 50% of the proceeds from every order of risotto balls to benefit All Hands Volunteers.

All Hands Volunteers is a volunteer/powered disaster relief organization dedicated to Rebuilding Hope for people impacted by natural disasters all over the world.Hurricane Harvey remains one of the most devastating hurricanes in recent memory, rendering millions of people without food, shelter, and clean water. Hurricane Irma is one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. “Hungry for Hurricane Relief” provides an additional avenue to raise money and provide support for those affected.“If you dine with us, know that there’s a way to give to hurricane victims,” said City Winery CEO Michael Dorf. “Even if not through us, please give what you can to charities like All Hands Volunteers, who help all of those affected.”
To donate directly to All Hands Volunteers, click HERE.

City Winery NYC Talent Buyer Hannah Gold Nominated For International Entertainment Buyers Association 2017 Industry Award!

If you’ve seen a concert at City Winery in the past few years, our talent buyer Hannah Gold made it happen. And we are very excited to announce that she has been nominated for the 2017 IEBA Industry Award for Club Buyer Of The Year! An integral member of the City Winery New York team, Hannah is one of seven nominees that span venue bookers from across the country. A well deserved recognition for someone tasked with booking 300+ shows a year  – not an easy feat! Congratulations Hannah!

The International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) is a not-for-profit trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals.  Founded in 1970, IEBA and its annual Conference stand alone in the entertainment industry by showcasing the most current and diverse entertainment options for buyers, and providing unparalleled networking and informational opportunities to its Members.  Representing billions of dollars in buying power, IEBA is an intimate organization that makes a huge impact.

You can view all of the 2017 nominations HERE.