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9 NY Cocktail-Centric Events You Shouldn't Miss This Summer

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If you live in New York, you know the most anticipated season of the year is SUMMER. After a long, unbearable winter with virtually zero hours of sunlight, NYers are ready to show up and show OUT. If you’re looking for some cool, cocktail-centric events to check out this summer, The Cocktail Snob's got you. I did the research so you don’t have to. Read on for the hottest summer events in NYC.

1. Vueve Cliquot Polo Classic

Technically, the purpose of this Vueve Clicquot-sponsored event is to have a picnic and watch a polo match. But let’s be honest...This one’s for the bad and bougies who wanna show off their summer best and sip on bubbly. Sign me up!

Date & Time: Saturday, June 1

Location: Liberty State Park

Cost: $90-$475-get tickets here


2. Rose´ Wine Mansion

That’s right-it’s back! And this time it’s bigger than last year. If you’re unfamiliar, Rose Mansion is a wine bar, wine museum, and amusement park all rolled into one with some awesome backdrops and props to create Insta-worthy shots. Sip pink wine from all over the world as you make your way through 14 interactive rooms and get educated on summer’s favorite wine. Your ticket includes a wine glass, 8 wine tastings, and a few other goodies.

Date & Time: Starts on Saturday, June 1 and continues through the end of the summer

Location: 111 32nd Street

Cost: $35 during happy hour (weekdays before 5pm); $45

3. Zinfandel Experience New York City

An absolutely zincredible collaboration amongst some of the best vintners in the world. Get a taste of a wide variety of Zinfandels poured by some of the founders of the modern American wine movement.

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6pm-8pm

Location: Houston Hall

Cost: $59-$79-get tickets here

4. Bacon & Beer Classic

As the name suggests, this an opportunity to kick off your summer with gourmet bacon dishes and unlimited craftbeer from New York’s best restaurants. At the “Bacon and Beer Paradise”, you can enjoy live entertainment while a panel of expert judges selects the best dish and beer.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 8, noon-10pm

Location: The Brooklyn Mirage

Cost: $69-$119-get tickets here

5. New York Rum Fest

.Brought to you by RumLab.com, this festival is all about education and premium rum tastings.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 2pm-8pm

Location: Metropolitan West

Cost: $35-$110-get tickets here

6. Pinknic

It didn't take long for this festival to become a NYC summer staple. Since 2016, organizers have seen thousands of people come for a day or weekend of food, live entertainment, a pool, and of course spirits. Put on your best pink and white outfit and drink up all the rose´.

Date & Time: Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20

Location: Randall's Island Park

Cost: $95-$500-get tickets here


7. Midnight Mimosaholic Masquerade Ride

Food Before Love, a site created for foodies by foodies, is hosting their signature midnight brunch boat ride this summer. But this time, it's mask on for the masquerade party. Between sips of bottomless mimosas, nosh on brunch appetizers and make some new foodie friends.

Date & Time: Friday, August 9, 11:30pm-3:30pm

Location: The Skyport Marina

Cost: $55-$90-get tickets here

8. NY Cocktail Expo

Sample and vote for cocktails from the city’s best mixologists. After your libations, head to the rooftop for an afterparty.

Date & Time: Sunday, August 18th I 3PM-9PM

Location: Melrose Ballroom, Long Island City

Cost: $65-$75-get tickets here


9. Margarita March

An annual event, showcasing the best margaritas NYC (and beyond) has to offer. Your ticket gets you eight margaritas, an all-access VIP badge, food & drink specials, and access to live entertainment. Don’t forget to tip your bartenders!

Date & Time: Saturday, August 24th, noon-10pm

Location: TBD/Bars in NYC

Cost: $65 per person-get tickets here

**Honorable Mention: NYC Summer Tippler Passbook

This isn’t an event per se, but the summer Tippler is a great way to explore even more of the exquisite cocktails NYC has to offer. For just $35, this handy dandy passbook is your ticket to 15 of the city’s best craft cocktails.

Get yours here!

Happy sipping winefriends! 

Camille

”The Cocktail Snob” 

www.cocktailsnobnyc.com

 

Where to buy Wines by Black Wine Makers

Winefriends!

A list has been put together for us by Marcee Jones and if you join the movement and buy one bottle each month from a Black Wine maker on the list it will take you through to December 2020! Check out the list below, join the movement, and SIP with us! #DiversityInWine #BlackInWine

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May, 2019 - Abbey Creek Vineyard & Winery, Bertony Faustin  – www.abbeycreekvineyard.com

June, 2019 -@Bakerfamilywines, @Dusty Baker  – www.bakerfamilywines.com

July 2019 - Bodkin Wines, Chris Christensen – www.bodkinwines.com

August 2019 - Brown Estate, David Brown – www.brownestate.com

September 2019 - Caldwell Vineyard (not Black owned, but winemaker is), @Marbue Marke – www.caldwellvineyard.com

October 2019 - @Charles Wine Company, @PaulCharles – www.charleswineco.com

November 2019 - Corner 103, @LLoyd Davis – www.corner103.com

December 2019 - Darjean Jones Wines, Dawna Darjean Jones– www.darjeanjoneswines.com

January 2020 - Frichette Winery, Shae Frichette– www.frichettewinery.com

February 2020 - Indigené Cellars, Raymond Smith – www.indigenecellars.com

March 2020 - J. Moss Wines, James Moss– www.jmosswines.com

April 2020 - L'Objet Wines, Dan Glover – www.lobjetwines.com

May 2020 - LOBO Wines (not Black owned, but winemaker is), Victoria Coleman – www.lobowines.com

June 2020 - Longevity Wines, Winery, @Phil Long – www.longevitywines.com

July 2020 - Maison Noir Wines, Andre Hueston Mack – www.maisonnoirwines.com

August 2020 - Okapi Wines, @Dan Johnson – www.okapiwines.com

September 2020 - Sip & Share Winery, Nicole Kearney – www.sipnsharewine.net

October 2020 - Theopolis Vineyards, Theodora Lee – www.theopolisvineyards.com

November 2020 - @Tymphany Wines, @Louis Jordan – www.tymphanywines.com

December 2020 - @VisionCellars, Mac McDonald – www.visioncellars.com

 

Happy Sipping!