Wine Stars

World-famous vintners and wine-making celebrities will present their wines and tell their stories.

Piero Antinori

Marchesi Antinori

Gaia, Rossana, Giovanni & Angelo Gaja


Bill Harlan & Will Harlan

Harlan Estate

Cristie Kerr

Kerr Cellars

Chuck Wagner


Prince Robert of Luxembourg

Château Haut-Brion


Trudie Styler & Sting

Il Palagio


Hampton Water
New York

A Tribute to Ernest Gallo

World Premier: Marvin R. Shanken’s rare interview with Ernest Gallo on the occasion of his 90th birthday in 1999 in Modesto California.

Château Margaux

Owner Corinne Mentzelopoulos will present a vertical tasting of wines from her Bordeaux First Growth estate.

Chefs’ Challenge

Four dishes, eight wines: this food-and-wine matching seminar is always delicious, educational and fun. Featuring:

Michael Lomanaco

Porter House Bar and Grill, New York

Danny Meyer

The Modern, New York

Emeril Lagasse

Emeril’s, New Orleans

Eric Ripert

Le Bernardin, New York

California Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley continues to evolve and producers are raising the bar even higher with its principal grapes. Four top vintners showcase their versions of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bart Araujo

Accendo Cellars

Graeme MacDonald

MacDonald Vineyards

Brad Grimes

Abreu Vineyards

Christian Moueix


Top 10 Wines of 2020 and Top 3 of 2019

Taste the most exciting wines released in 2020 and 2019, as selected by Wine Spectator’s editors.


Top 10 Wines of 2020

#1: Bodegas Marques de Murrieta Rioja Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2010

#2: Aubert Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast UV Vineyard 2018

#3: San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 2015

#4: Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2016

#5: Domaine de la Vielle Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Trois Sources 2016

#6: Kistler Chardonnay Russian River Valley Vine Hill Vineyard 2017

#7: Massolino Barolo 2014

#8: Bodega Piedra Negra Chacayes Los Chacayes 2015

#9: Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge The Beaux Freres Vineyard 2018

#10: Bollinger Brut Champagne La Grande Annee 2012


Top 3 Wines of 2019

#1: Château Leoville-Barton St. Julien 2016

#2: Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2015

#3: San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico 2016

Celebrating Excellence

Wine Spectator has made the difficult decision to cancel the Grand Award Banquet this year. However, even in the face of difficult times excellence and the generosity and service of others prevailed. Join us in celebrating:


Distinguished Service Award

José Andrés
Chef, entrepreneur, and humanitarian. José Andrés will accept Wine Spectator’s Distinguished Service Award for his extraordinary work in disaster relief with World Central Kitchen.


Grand Awards

Despite the turmoil in the restaurant industry over the past year, we are proud to present the Grand Award, Wine Spectator’s top honor for wine programs, to our new winners for 2021.




UPDATE: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is now required to attend the 2021 New York Wine Experience. Proof of a negative PCR test is no longer sufficient to attend. 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.

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