The 2nd Annual New York City Winter Wine Festival | Feb. 5th, 2011

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New York’s Biggest Wine Tasting Event Returns to Times Square’s Best Buy Theater for Two Sessions on Saturday, February 5, 2011

New York Wine Festivals and Bacchus
Wine Made Simple in conjunction with Marquee Concerts are pleased to
announce the 2nd Annual New York City Winter Wine Festival returns to
the Best Buy Theater in NYC’s Times Square on Sat., Feb. 5, 2011. The
event features 200+ wines to sample, light hors d’oeuvres, and world
class funk/jazz live on stage with Shilts, former leader of contemporary
jazz band Down to the Bone. Last year’s event sold out, so to meet
popular demand, the 2011 festival expands to 2 sessions of wine and
music; one in the afternoon from 3-6pm and an evening session from
8-11pm.

Last
year’s New York City Winter Wine Festival pleased a sell out crowd. The
2011 festival includes 2 sessions to meet popular demand.

New York, NY (PRWE January 2011

New York Wine Festivals and Bacchus Wine Made Simple in conjunction with Marquee Concerts
are pleased to announce their 2nd Annual New York City Winter Wine
Festival will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at New York City’s
Best Buy Theater in Times Square. The festival includes over 200 wines
from around the globe to sample plus an array of light hors d’oeuvres.
As wine lovers sip, music will make the setting hip with a special
performance by Shilts, the former leader of contemporary funk/jazz band
Down to the Bone.

Last year’s sold out event with 1,200 in attendance was named the
“must-attend event” of the first weekend in February by NBC TV’s local
affiliate. To meet popular demand, the 2011 event expands to two
sessions; one in the afternoon, from 3-6pm and one in the evening, from 8-11pm.

“This one-of-a-kind tasting event has something for everyone…
vintage, bold, crisp, and refreshing wines, each hand-selected and
palate-approved by the experts at Manhattan’s foremost local wine
retailer, Bacchus Wine Made Simple,”
explains Sam Kimball of Marquee Concerts, producers of the festival.
“And what better way to complement wine than with song, as Shilts
performs his brand of jazz with funky flair for a 1 hour set to close
out each 3 hour tasting,” he adds.

Every attendee will receive a complimentary Riedel crystal stem glass
(a $10 value) to partake in the tastings and take home. Tasting tables
located throughout the venue will offer a wide variety of high-quality,
unique wines from around the globe including everything from classic
regions like Bordeaux and Rioja, to newer styles from South Africa and
Chile. Selections come from smaller boutique vineyards producing
superior wines at affordable prices. A VIP Wine Classes section with a
limit of 30 participants per session will be accessible with a ticket
upgrade (additional fee applies) for exclusive side-by-side tastings of a
selection of special wines.    

While attendees treat their taste buds, music will delight their ears
with the funky, danceable, party-flavored sounds of Shilts who will
take the stage during the final hour of each 3 hour session. Playing a
twist on contemporary jazz with catchy funk and soul grooves, Shilts and
his world-class 5 piece band featuring sax, guitar, organ, bass, and
drums will add a truly festive splash to the tasting event.

Standard admission is $75.00 per person now through January 30, 2011.
Final week admission from Jan. 31 through Feb. 5 is $84 per person.
There is an additional charge of $20 per ticket for those who wish to
attend VIP Wine Classes. Advance purchase is strongly recommended due to
last year’s sellout crowd.

For more details or to purchase tickets to the New York City Winter
Wine Festival at the Best Buy Theater in NYC’s Times Square visit http://www.nywinefestivals.com, or order by phone at (866) 811-4111.

About New York Wine Festivals

New York Wine Festivals hosts elegant wine tasting events at first
class venues around the city. The company’s goal is to provide a wine
tasting experience that allows guests to sample as many different wines
as possible while enjoying great music and the company of other wine
lovers. Learn more at http://www.nywinefestivals.com.

About Bacchus Wine Made Simple

Based in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Bacchus Wine Made Simple
offers an elegant yet simple solution that demystifies the selection of
wine. Their store layout and online store enable individuals to choose
wines according to style or taste, as opposed to conventional and often
confusing categories. Striving to educate customers in a friendly, fun
way, the company pairs every wine with a tasting note including food
pairing suggestions. Bacchus uses a stringent screening process,
choosing only the “best of the bunch” for their customers. Selections
include an ever-changing assortment of high-quality unique wines from
around the world with a focus on small production boutique vineyards,
allowing for better quality at affordable prices. Learn more at http://www.bacchuswinestore.com.

About Marquee Concerts

Marquee Concerts, one of the premier concert and event promoters in
the Northeast, produces hundreds of events across all spectrums and
genres. Marquee is constantly researching new music trends, recognizing
today’s up-and-coming entertainers, and expanding upon existing
business relationships to put on the best shows and festivals possible
and remain a competitive mainstay in the concert promoter’s industry.
Learn more at http://www.marqueeconcerts.com.

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