Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS THE WINE SPECTATOR SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION?
Education has always been a primary goal of Wine Spectator magazine. Proceeds from the NY Wine Experience support the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, which provides grants and scholarships to a wide variety of wine-related and culinary programs. To date, more than $30 million has been raised, made possible by the generosity of vintners around the world, who donate the wine for the Wine Experience Grand Tastings and seminars, as well as the thousands of wine lovers who attend the event each year.
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
Business casual for all events.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS?
While there are no required health and safety protocols for the New York Wine Experience (proof of vaccination is not required to attend), however as a courtesy to all of those attending, we request that all attendees please consider the following
WEEKEND REGISTRANT FAQ
WHAT DOES A COMPLETE WEEKEND PACKAGE INCLUDE?
Admission for one person to: Friday and Saturday seated daytime wine seminars, Friday and Saturday wine-pairing luncheons, Private Early Access entry for Thursday and Friday evening Critics’ Choice Grand tastings, and admission for the Saturday closing Champagne Reception. You must be 21 or older to attend.
CAN I PURCHASE AN INDIVIDUAL TICKET TO ATTEND A SEMINAR?
Seminars are only included in the Weekend Package. Individual seminar tickets are not available for purchase.
CAN I PURCHASE AN INDIVIDUAL TICKET TO THE CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION?
Individual tickets for the Champagne Reception are not available for purchase. Only Weekend Registrants may attend the Champagne Reception.
I NEED TO CHANGE MY HOTEL RESERVATION. WHAT DO I DO?
Please contact the Marriott Marquis directly, the New York Wine Experience does not manage hotel reservations. TEL: 212.398.1900 OR 1.800.266.9432
CRITICS’ CHOICE GRAND TASTING FAQ
CAN I PURCHASE A PRIVATE EARLY ACCESS TICKET FOR THE GRAND TASTINGS?
Private Early Access tickets for the Grand Tastings are only available for purchase with a Weekend Package. Weekend Registrants can purchase up to (2) additional Private Early Access tickets per evening. Private Early Access tickets are not available for purchase to the general public.
WILL THERE BE FOOD AT THE CRITICS’ CHOICE GRAND TASTINGS?
Yes, there will be a light buffet with a variety of options to enjoy during the tasting.
IS THERE A COAT CHECK AT THE GRAND TASTINGS?
Yes, there will be a coat check.
WILL THERE BE A TASTING MAP FOR THE GRAND TASTINGS?
Yes, we will share the tasting map closer to the event date.
I NEED TO CANCEL MY GENERAL ADMISSION GRAND TASTING TICKETS. WHAT DO I DO?
All General Admission ticket sales for the Critics’ Choice Grand Tastings are final sale. Tickets may be transferred to another person at any time. The name on the ticket does not need to be changed. Questions about your tickets? Please email email@example.com.
MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO ATTEND: Please bring valid government-issued photo identification such as a driver's license or passport for proof of age. We encourage responsible drinking. Event sponsor reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.