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Wine and Cocktail Tastings with Wendy Crispell Join us with Wendy Crispell as she leads these fun and interactive NYC wine tastings! Whether you are interested in wine and cheese or making the perfect cocktail you will be sure to love these fun events aboard our classic yachts. Jump into the wonderful world of wine aboard the Yacht Manhattan and learn what Wendy has to offer.

Wendy has been hosting Classic Harbor Line’s wildly popular NYC wine tastings for 9 seasons. Wendy’s belief that learning about wine should be fun, and accessible to everyone, leading many participants to return year after year. In addition to holding multiple certifications in wine, Wendy is also a certified cheese professional, award-winning culinary writer, known for her world-renowned cocktail creations and is a French trained chef. She has traveled the world to get up close and personal insight into the culinary culture, traditions and trends in the world of food and wine.

What is the best date idea in NYC? How about a Wine and Cheese pairing on a classic yacht? Looking for a boat ride to see the sites of our gorgeous city without a guided tour? How about a Cocktail cruise that lets you watch the sun dip behind the Statue of Liberty? Visitors and Locals alike this wine and cheese tasting or cocktail cruise is great for a group of friends, a magical date or relatives from out of town. Become a regular and learn the ins and outs of all there is to know about Wine, Cheese and Cocktails with the wonderful Wendy Crispell!

*** Due to Covid-19 we will not be running Wine cruises.  The start of Wine cruises will be TBA depending on State requirements. 

COVID-19 UPDATES: Please click HERE to see how we have changed our operation due to Covid-19.


NYC Wine and Cheese Pairing | Classic Harbor Line

Wine & Cheese Pairing Classes on Yacht Manhattan

Each week wines are carefully selected from small family run or boutique producers to express the terroir of the region being represented. Years of experience, education and constant tasting help to select wines of exceptional value, quality and taste. Cheeses are ONLY artisan or farmstead cheeses sourced from NYC’s finest shops or small local dairies. Led by NYC wine pro Wendy Crispell (a certified wine and cheese educator) our wildly popular Wine and Cheese cruise has been featured in Wine Spectator, Time Out NY, Edible Manhattan, Gastronomista, Pasta’s Kitchen, Two plus Two review and The New York Post(Photo by Tali Blankfeld). 

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

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Wine Regions of the World Tasting Series Cruise

Taste the wines of the world! Each cruise focuses on a different region or theme. Explore grapes, styles, soils, viticulture, and tasting techniques that will enhance your tasting experience. These interactive tastings will be conducted by our certified wine consultant, Wendy Crispell, in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Artisan & farmstead cheeses, with a selection of jams, dried fruits, honey and breads will be expertly paired to complement the region’s wines.

 

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

Wine and Cheese Pairing in NYC | Classic Harbor Line

April 12th: Earth Day! Organic Wines

Get Ready For Earth Day with Wines Using Conserving Water, Organic Practicing using methods including Donkeys , Sheep, Birds, and more.. -Deliciously good for the Earth.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

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April 26th: Springtime in the Garden of France, The Loire Valley

White, Red, Rose and delicious! The home of Sancerre offers so much more in this lesser known region of France. Cheeses from this region are also a treat! Tangy goat cheeses and other specialties are wonderful additions to pair in this wonderful tasting course!

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $96

May 9th: Girls Rock! Women wine & cheesemakers in celebration of Mother's Day!

May 10th: Mother’s Day Wine and Cheese

This not always not a common sight! Women now make wine in France, Portugal, Spain, USA, and using many using different many different grapes and styles.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

July 11th: White Nights, Tasty Tongue Twisting Tipples paired with Cheesy Tapas. World wide whites and rose for Summer Scorchers

May 24th: Picnic Wines and Finds, Easy Cheesy Bites to Pair

Refreshing finds paired with gourmet Jams, spreads, cheeses, olives and breads. 5 pairings with recipes included. Super delicious!

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

June 27th: Blazing Sunsets! Red Wine perfect for Summer Sipping paired with cheese & chocolate.

June 7th: Sparkling Wines of the World, White, Red and Bubbly

The world of bubbles are about a lot more than just Champagne and Prosecco. Discover USA Rose Bubbly, Spanish Cava, German Sekt, and Sparkling Shiraz. Cheeses and more will be expertly paired.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

NYC Winter Sightseeing Cruise

June 21st: Wines of Greece

White, Fragrant, Rose, Red and Soft, Robust-Greece has to Close to 200 different varietals grapes! The Islands are exotic, tasty and beautiful. Taste the history of Wine!

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan or Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $96

July 25th: New Zealand, Lush Green land of Red and White Wines and the local USA cheeses that love them.

July 12th: Red and Chill

Some Red are Meant to Be Chilled! Softer, Fruity, and Perfect for BBQ and Cured Meat! Gamay, Light on the Tannins, Softer and Food Friendly. Reds can go with more than big beef!

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

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July 26th: Southern and Central Italy, Italian Wine and Cheese

Some of the best Italian cheeses come from Central Italy. Rustic, salty, savory wonders will be expertly paired with 5 wines.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $96

August 3rd: Wine Tasting on yacht: Greece, White & Red Wine and Cheese from the Mediterranean!

August 9th: South of France, Fabulous Finds in Wine and Cheese

South of France, Fabulous Finds in Wine and Cheese under the Radar. White, Red, Rose and Bubbly with an array of French cheeses.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

August 22nd: Italy! Part Two.

August 23rd: Northern and Central Italy, Wine and Cheese

Northern and Central Italy, Wine and Cheese- Experience the wonders of Piemonte, Tuscany, Alto Adige and more in this exploration of Italian wine and cheese.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

March 28th See, Smell, Swirl, Touch, Taste. Wine 201, Secrets of a Wine and Cheese Professional

September 13th: Wines from Spain

Spain! Amazing value in premium wines and cheeses. From Refreshing whites to rustic reds paired with the best of Spanish cheese.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

August 8th: Italy! Part One.

August 8th: France vs. USA

France vs. USA, Wine and Cheese. – Taste the difference in new world vs old world wine and cheese.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

October 24th: Spain and the Iberian Peninsula, From Rioja to Rueda and beyond with sinfully satisfying cheeses, jams and drizzles!

October 24th: Wines from Spain

Spain! Amazing value in premium wines and cheeses. From Refreshing whites to rustic reds paired with the best of Spanish cheese.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

November 15th, 29th & December 6th, 27th: Wine, Cheese, Chocolate pairing

Compare flavor, texture, sweet and salty elements while we craft the perfect pairing! Cruise with us in our cozy climate controlled all-glass observatory and sip on these delicious picks.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

May 30th: France without fear: Part Two.

July 26th: Southern and Central Italy, Italian Wine and Cheese

Some of the best Italian cheeses come from Central Italy. Rustic, salty, savory wonders will be expertly paired with 5 wines.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

NYC Private Wine Tasting | Classic Harbor Line

August 23rd: Northern and Central Italy, Wine and Cheese

Northern and Central Italy, Wine and Cheese- Experience the wonders of Piemonte, Tuscany, Alto Adige and more in this exploration of Italian wine and cheese.

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan II   Cost: Adult $96

September 12th: For Gouda time call, Chille & Argentina.

September 13th: Wines from Spain

Spain! Amazing value in premium wines and cheeses. From Refreshing whites to rustic reds paired with the best of Spanish cheese.

  Duration: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

September 26th: Portugal, It's a treasure trove of delicious wines and cheeses!

September 27th: Oktoberfest

Octoberfest! Germanic wines and cheeses with Teutonic treats. Savor the flavors of fall with this fun and informative tasting.

  Duration: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

October 10th: Oktoberfest! Austria and Germany, Red and White Wines with Germanic cheeses and treats!

October 10th: Oktoberfest!

Octoberfest! Germanic wines and cheeses with Teutonic treats. Savor the flavors of fall with this fun and informative tasting.

 

  Duration: Chelsea Piers   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96

December 31st Bubbly Holiday Tasting

December 30th – Bubbly from around the world with Wine and Cheese

Sparkling Wines and Silky, Savory Cheeses for a Decedent NYE Celebrations! Sparkling wine is the most versatile pairing in the cheese world! Find out about the grapes, styles, traditions and methods of production. Tickle your senses with bubbly Cremant from France, Sekt from Austria, Cava from Spain, Method Ancestral Prosecco, an American bubbly from the oldest hand dug cellar in the states and discover an unusual sparkling red! Taste a runny, ripe bloomy rind, a cave aged reserve, a rock hard salty sheep’s milk cheese and other surprises in this fun, interactive tasting!

  Duration: 2 hrs   Boat: Manhattan   Cost: Adult $96