Frequently asked questions

What does the Weekend Package include?

Friday and Saturday sit-down daytime seminars, Friday and Saturday wine-pairing lunches, 1 VIP Entry Ticket (per package) to Thursday and Friday evening Critics’ Choice Grand tastings, Saturday evening Grand Award banquet. Registration packets can be picked up on Thursday after 1:00 pm.


Who can enter the Grand Tastings early at 6:30?

Only Weekend Registrants and VIP Ticket Holders.


What time does General Admission begin for the Grand Tastings?

7:30 PM on Thursday and Friday evenings.


What do I need at the door?

Please remember to bring your ticket. Tickets can be printed out or scanned from your mobile device. If you need help finding the link or your confirmation e-mail, please search ‘ETix’ in your email inbox. If you cannot locate the ticket please contact ETix at 1-919-653-0444 or e-mail support@etix.com.


Will there be food at the Grand Tastings?

Yes, there will be a delicious gourmet buffet with a variety of hot and cold dishes to enjoy.


Is there a New York Wine Experience App?

Yes, the New York Wine Experience App will be available for download this Fall.


What is the dress code?

Business/Casual for all events, except Grand Award Banquet. The banquet is Black Tie.


Can I purchase a ticket to attend a seminar?

Seminars are included in the weekend package. Individual seminar tickets are not available.

Cancellation Policy

Important Notice: The New York Wine Experience is sponsored by the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, which underwrites grants and scholarships to students pursuing careers in the wine industry. Attendance is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Cancellation Policy: COMPLETE PACKAGE—A full refund was available through July 1, 2018. There is a $500 per person cancellation fee from July 2 through September 15. There are no refunds after September 15. GRAND TASTING and BANQUET tickets—A full refund is available through October 1. After that, there are no refunds for any tickets. Registrations, Banquet tickets and Grand Tasting tickets may be transferred to another person at any time. Event sponsor reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant. Must be 21 or older to attend.


Questions? Contact events@mshanken.com