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.


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.


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.


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, 2019. There is a $500 per person cancellation fee from July 2 through September 15. There are no refunds after September 15. GRAND TASTING tickets—A full refund is available through October 1. After that, there are no refunds for any tickets. Registrations 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.


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