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  • Wine Enthusiast Shares Knowledge as a Tour Guide

    Wine Enthusiast Shares Knowledge as a Tour Guide

    Sometimes you take advantage of career opportunities because you are looking for a major change, and others because it’s just time to do something you enjoy (and make a little money while doing it). Such was the case for Fiona Coxe. She has channeled her passion for wine into running tours in the Boston area for City Wine Tours.

  • America’s Best Wine Regions to Visit, Ranked by Sommeliers

    America’s Best Wine Regions to Visit, Ranked by Sommeliers

    Drinking wine has skyrocketed in popularity over the last two decades in the US (you can thank the millennials), and what was once thought of as the ooo-la-la Frenchman’s beverage of choice is now pretty much as common at parties as domestic beer and flat Diet Coke. Yeah, wine is big. As is, not surprisingly, wine tourism.

  • Wine Like a Pro

    Wine Like a Pro

    As you take your seat and appreciatively grab the restaurant’s menu from the hostess to begin perusing the list of entrées, the dreaded wine list is dropped into your hands. Should you get red or white? What country should it come from? If it’s not expensive does that mean it’s a poor choice?

  • NYC Wine Tours | BK Live

    NYC Wine Tours | BK Live

    Wine professional, Sarah Tracey works for City Winery New York, Martha Stewart Living Online, and her own website “The Lush Life,” but today she is appearing in her role as Wine Ambassador of City Wine Tours.

  • Connoisseur’s Corner

    Connoisseur’s Corner

    Especially for those in the suburbs, it can be difficult to try out all of the many amazing restaurants in Boston and New York. I recently found a great way to get at least a taste and to have some great wines to wash them down.

  • An Unpretentious New York Wine Tour

    An Unpretentious New York Wine Tour

    I know so many people who can’t be persuaded to sign up for a wine class, a wine tasting or a wine tour. Is it that they abhor wine? Hardly. What they do dislike is the pretentiousness that’s almost inherent in any wine event…

  • Top Luxury Experiences in New York

    Top Luxury Experiences in New York

    After a few days of sightseeing around New York’s boroughs, you may well have pinpointed one or two neighbourhoods that you find particularly appealing. But when it comes to those all important decisions about where to go for food and drink, it can be tricky to choose from the thousands of bars, cafés and restaurants around the city. Thankfully, the City Wine Tours are on hand to help you out.

  • Delicious, Affordable Wines to Pair with Each Course

    Delicious, Affordable Wines to Pair with Each Course

    It’s a safe assumption: As long as you serve delicious cuisine paired with refreshing wines, your guests are guaranteed to view your wedding as a success. But if you typically choose wine by grabbing the least-expensive bottle at your local liquor store, selecting wines to satisfy your guests’ palettes AND complement the food (and your budget) can seem like a daunting undertaking.

  • Boston’s First Sparkling Wine Tour Launches this Fall

    Boston’s First Sparkling Wine Tour Launches this Fall

    According to a release, City Wine Tours launched Boston’s first sparkling wine tour this past weekend. The wine tour begins at Nubar restaurant and lounge, then proceeds to First Printer, home to the first printing press in the U.S. and ends at Finale with a taste of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

  • 6 Sauvignon Blancs To Try This Summer

    6 Sauvignon Blancs To Try This Summer

    Now that we’re heartily encouraged to consume an entire bottle of wine in one sitting, perhaps we should consider what kind of vino we should be partaking in. Given that it’s summer and white wines abound, let’s take a closer look at Sauvignon Blanc, the green-skinned grape that originated in—where else?—France.

  • Ask A Wine Expert: Pretty Labels That Actually Taste Great

    Ask A Wine Expert: Pretty Labels That Actually Taste Great

    We aren’t about to point any fingers, but plenty of people buy wine based solely on the pretty label. With that mentality, there’s a good chance you end up with the Pontiac Fiero of wines.

  • 8 Great Boozy Tours of New York City

    8 Great Boozy Tours of New York City

    No matter if your tastes lean towards craft brews, fine wines or cocktails shaken just right, there is a tour with tipples just for you. What’s better than getting a dose of New York history with a pint in hand, or exploring the city on a boat while sipping a cocktail? With tours of Brooklyn’s booming liquor scene to a punk-rock-history pub crawl to a cocktail outing based around the show Mad Men (possibly the most liquor-fueled drama on television) –New York knows how to show itself off, in the most exuberant way possible. Leave the kids at home, and sip away on these adult-only tours.

  • Date Night: Make a date for wining and dining

    Date Night: Make a date for wining and dining

    Finding the right wine is a lot like dating: exciting, fun, and often complicated. How do you find the perfect wine? Is it going to be a one-night affair or a long-term relationship?

  • What’s a Wine Expert Drinking on Valentine’s Day?

    What’s a Wine Expert Drinking on Valentine’s Day?

    What is a wine expert drinking this Valentine’s Day? We thought we’d ask. And who better to ask than Wes Narron, the chief wine ambassador at City Wine Tours, a group that leads walking wine tours through New York City’s SoHo and West Village neighborhoods (as well as neighborhoods in Boston). Narron explained that the guides of the wine tours like to share “an insider’s perspective on how to buy wine,” so we asked him to do the same for us.

  • 8 Great Wines to Pair with the Sexiest Valentine’s Day Fare, From a Local Expert

    8 Great Wines to Pair with the Sexiest Valentine’s Day Fare, From a Local Expert

    Wine and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand. But when it comes to picking the perfect pour for the special day, it’s not so much of a no-brainer. Two-buck Chucks aren’t going to cut it if you’re trying to impress your special someone, but not all of us have the means to drop a considerable amount of dough on one bottle of vino.

  • Ask A Boston Wine Expert: Popular Valentine’s Day Wine (With Food Pairings)

    Ask A Boston Wine Expert: Popular Valentine’s Day Wine (With Food Pairings)

    Valentine’s Day is a time when you get to spend a bit more money for your good time. Flowers, prix-fixe dinners, chocolates…everything gets marked up a few bucks. Thanks for nothing, Cupid. But, Ace, now is not the time for bargain hunting, not with the unspoken understanding of bedtime high jinks hanging in the air.

  • Grape Adventures

    Grape Adventures

    Get a taste (literally!) of nyC’s hippest neighborhoods by taking a stroll with City Wine Tours. The agency has recently launched walking wine tours of SoHo and the West Village.

  • How to uncork champagne the right way

    How to uncork champagne the right way

    We were was given a lesson on the proper way to uncork champagne, Prosecco and its close cousin cava by Michael Wells, a wine ambassador with City Wine Tours. He said the pop is the “tackiest thing ever” and that the sound should be more of an “angel’s sigh”.

  • 5 Inexpensive Bottles Of Bubbly To Toast The Holidays

    5 Inexpensive Bottles Of Bubbly To Toast The Holidays

    With a little knowledge you can easily purchase a great bottle of sparkling wine without putting yourself in the poor house. Here are five options from us and Chief Wine Ambassador for City Wine Tours Wesley Narron that’ll get you buzzed without breaking the bank.

  • NYC Gets a Wine Walking Tour

    NYC Gets a Wine Walking Tour

    Walking and wine: why hasn’t this been done before? The Boston-based City Wine Tours has launched its first New York tour, taking place in the West Village and SoHo – so you no longer need to head out to the North Fork or the Finger Lakes to get your fix…

  • Sipping the City

    Sipping the City

    Last Saturday, I went on a European adventure—without ever leaving Greenwich Village. With an itinerary of visiting three restaurants and an agenda to sample a half a dozen types of wine, I met up with the City Wine Tours West Village group for an afternoon in Italy, France and Spain. The tour company pairs attendees in groups no larger than 12 with a neighborhood expert for about two hours of walking, wining and dining…

  • City Wine Tours: A Treat For All Wine Drinkers

    City Wine Tours: A Treat For All Wine Drinkers

    I like wine just as much as the next person, but does that mean I can tell a Pinot Noir from a Merlot? Not quite. Enter City Wine Tours, a super fun way to spend a couple of hours in the city! This company offers fun, two-hour wine tours throughout different neighborhoods in New York City, allowing guests to explore award-winning restaurants, while tasting wine, trying food and learning a ton…

  • On this tour, you’ll walk for wine

    On this tour, you’ll walk for wine

    Nine of us are seated at high bar tables in a corner nook of Gaslight Brasserie du Coin in Boston’s South End, paying attention as guide John Fiola (also known as a “wine ambassador”) demonstrates how to open a bottle of bubbly. “You twist the bottle, not the cork,” he instructs the group. “Six twists.” On that final turn, the cork releases with a gentle thwup — not the explosive pop many expected. “Anticlimactic, for sure,” Fiola quips, “but better than half the bottle gushing onto the floor.” The group chuckles. He pours. We sip the pink sparkler and nibble steak tartare on mini toasts. This is the first stop on a two-hour tour.

  • Chocolate, Wine and Food Trucks: A Delicious New Spin on Tours in Boston

    Chocolate, Wine and Food Trucks: A Delicious New Spin on Tours in Boston

    Boston’s got its plethora of tours: from Duck Boats to Old Town Trolleys, the Freedom Trail to Boston by Foot, there are plenty of ways to explore the history of this city. But besides the standard tourist destinations, what can you really learn about your city from a trip down the Freedom Trail? We’ve been told the tale of Paul Revere and his midnight ride for decades, and Bostonians are itching for something new.

  • He Said, She Said “City Wine Tours” Touring the North End One Glass at a Time

    He Said, She Said “City Wine Tours” Touring the North End One Glass at a Time

    GLENN – Has living in Beantown lost its zing? Do you need to renew your appreciation for the Hub? Or are you new to town? And want to find out what’s out there in Boston’s neighborhoods? Perhaps you’re having weekend guests and would like to show them a somewhat different view of Boston? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then consider taking a City Wine Tour…

  • Join the Quest: Treasure Hunt for Wine!

    Join the Quest: Treasure Hunt for Wine!

    I’ve always thought of the Red White Boston iPhone app as a map of Boston’s best wine shops. Plot the partner stores, and you’ve got yourself a treasure map of wine.

    City Wine Tours Boston has much the same idea.

Laura D.

Our guide Barbie was awesome – super knowledgable, great personality and very engaging.

Laura D.

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