PJ Events

 

  2021 Big Bubbly Tasting

 

Saturday December 11th  

 

 

It’s here! It’s finally time for our annual PJ’s Bubble Bash! The sparkling wine tasting everyone has been clamoring for will be taking place on December 11 from 2:00-5:00pm.


It will be a star studded lineup for sure with plenty of Marquee Names, super-values

and of course some oddballs to open up our minds and palates alike.


Here’s what you need to know: The tasting takes place upstairs at PJ Wine as a walk around tasting, make sure to sign up for a session ahead of time. You will be able to taste thirty or more sparkling wines poured by knowledgeable staff explaining the difference between producers and styles. We will supply the bubbly - you supply the good vibes. 


This tasting always sells out so grab your ticket today, which will be reimbursed as a $10 PJ Gift Card – so it’s free!


See you all then, it’s going to be a blast!



Session 1: 2:00-3:00

 

Session 2: 3:00-4:00

 

Session 3: 4:00-5:00


A reminder to please exit the tasting promptly when your session is over. We need time to clean and set up for the next session so they can have the same experience as you. Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 Familia Torres Tasting

 

Saturday December 4th  

 

 

Join us this Saturday for a special tasting of Familia Torres wines with Marta Delfa. Marta herself is related to the Torres family which has a long storied history in Spanish viticulture, the original winery was founded in 1870! Today they produce wines from many major Spanish wine regions, such as Penedes, Ribera del Duero, Priorat, Rioja and many more. This will be a unique opportunity to taste one family’s interpretation of those regions’ wines presented by someone who knows all the ins and outs.


Each session will be an hour-long walk around tasting with limited attendees per session. So grab your tickets soon! See you there.


Session 1: 2:00-3:00

 

Session 2: 3:00-4:00

 

Session 3: 4:00-5:00


 

 

 Past Events  

 

American Wine Tasting

 

Saturday November 20th  

 

 

 
 
 

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, I can almost taste those candied yams. Unfortunately we cannot help you pick out the perfect turkey, however, we can help with what to drink. On Saturday November 20 we will have a bunch of wines open to taste that will be perfect for Thanksgiving Day dinner. All the wines featured will be from the good ol’ U.S. of A. including Oregon, Washington, California, and even our home state of New York!


Swing by and taste a lot of new arrivals, such as Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnays, Zinfandels and of course a few oddballs. You are guaranteed to find a few wines that will perfectly pair with that turkey and all the trimmings. See you there!


Session 1: 1:00-2:20


Session 2: 2:30-3:50


Session 3: 4:00-5:20

 
 
 
 

 

 

Ribera del Duero & Toro Class

 

Saturday November 13th  

 

 

 

Join us on Saturday November 13 for an introspective look at two of Spain's premier wine growing regions, Ribera del Duero and Toro, through the eyes of a local. We will have the pleasure of hosting Camino Pardo, owner of Bodegas Nexus of Ribera del Duero and Bodegas Frontaura of Toro. 

The tasting will be an hour long sit down class where Camino will discuss the differences between these two important wine regions and what makes their wines unique. You will have the chance to taste through a beautiful selection of her wines ranging from joven to reserva, not to mention her exquisite Rosé! This is going to be great!

Camino Pardo has been involved in the wine world since 1996, but it wasn’t until 2008 that Camino and her husband launched Nexus & Frontaura. Previously they simply sold off the grapes and wine they made to other producers. We are glad she took this leap of faith because her wines are terrific! PJ Wine has been a big fan of hers for sometime now and once you meet and taste with her we are sure you will be too.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Save the date, our next big upstairs wine tasting is coming and the focus will be... Portugal! We have been tasting so many delicious wines from Portugal we decided to more than double our selection. In order to help spread our enthusiasm, we are hosting our biggest Portuguese wine tasting to date!


We will have over thirty wines opened to taste which will give you a nice perspective on what Portugal has to offer the wine world. You will taste some remarkable values and surely some new varietals you may not be familiar with.

Portugal is so much more than Port and Vinho Verde, you will experience that first hand at our tasting. Swing by and taste some classic Douro reds, unique wines from the Dao region, Alvarinhos, Baga, and much more!

 

See you there!

 

 

 
 
 
A few things to remember:

 

  • You must purchase a ticket for your desired time slot.
  • Please purchase a ticket for one time slot ONLY to give as many people a chance to taste.
  • You must exit the tasting promptly when that time slot is over.
  • Only one glass per customer.
  • Thanks for your understanding.

 

 

 

Past Events  

 

Spanish Wine Tasting

Saturday October 9th  

 

 

It’s October and you know what that means, it is time for our big Spanish wine tasting! Join us on Saturday October 9 for a walk around tasting. Explore Spain’s multitude of wine growing regions and vast array of indigenious varietals. You will be able to taste some old vine Godello, Mencia, Monastrell, Albarino, Garnacha and of course Tempranillo (the king varietal of Spain).


We will have new arrivals from Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rias Baixas, Montsant, Galicia plus many more to taste. This is going to be one tasting not to be missed, afterall we are New York City’s go to store for Spanish wines! Make sure to get your tickets early, this tasting will surely sell out!


A few things to remember:


  • You must purchase a ticket for your desired time slot.

  • Please purchase a ticket for one time slot ONLY to give as many people a chance to taste.

  • You must exit the tasting promptly when that time slot is over.

  • Only one glass per customer.

  • Thanks for your understanding.



Time Slots:


Session 1: 1:00 - 2:20

Session 2: 2:30 - 3:50

Session 3: 4:00 - 5:20

 

 

 

 

 Vive la France - Wine Tasting

Saturday September 18th  

 

 

Join us on Saturday 18 for our first big wine tasting of the fall, Vive la France! We will have over thirty wines opened from all the major regions of France. Come taste new arrivals from Bordeaux, Alsace, Beaujolais, Burgundy and much more. We will have six vendors pouring what’s new and interesting at PJ Wine, don’t miss it!


You will have to choose a time slot and purchase a ticket ahead of time to reserve your spot. Please purchase a ticket for one time slot only, as we expect to sell out. We will be limiting the amount of attendees to eliminate crowds and cleaning the tasting room between sessions. This is going to be so much fun. I can’t wait!


See you there.

 

 Session 1:   2:00 - 2:50 pm 

 

Session 2:   3:00 - 3:50 pm
 
Session 3:   4:00 - 4:50 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun In The Sun - Summer Wine Tasting

Saturday August 28th  

 

 

As we hold onto the last weeks of summer, why not throw another wine tasting?! After all, who doesn’t love a wine tasting? When you are out and about doing all the fun things of summer, barbecuing, relaxing in the park, going for a bike ride or hike, or just hanging with friends or family you are going to need some vino. This is where we come in. We have plenty of refreshing wines for these hot days, white, rosé, and/or red that are in bottles or cans, and on Saturday August 28 you can come taste a bunch for yourself.


We will have cans of wine and mixed cocktails being poured downstairs on the main floor. Upstairs we will have the wine open, chilled, and ready to be served. All you have to do is reserve a spot by purchasing a ticket (refunded as a store credit) and show up on Saturday during your chosen time slot. So stop by and enjoy an afternoon in our air conditioning tasting wines and making new friends. See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Tasting

Saturday July 17th 

 

 

 

 

Come join us on Saturday June 17 for a Summer focused wine tasting. We will be featuring wines to help you keep cool such as cold crisp white wines, chillable reds, sparkling wines, and maybe a barbeque red or two thrown in as well.


We are going to have a diverse line-up of wines from all around the world including obscure Italian varietals, Georgian wines, French Burgundies, many organic/natural wines, and much more!


This upstairs tasting will be done in our new format that was a huge success for our Rosé tasting. If you would like to attend please purchase a ticket, refunded as store credit upon arrival, for your desired time slot. Each time slot will be limited to 25 people and you will have fifty minutes to taste, relax, and converse with your neighbors before we clean up/sanitize and let the next group in. We suggest arriving when your timeslot begins since you will have to exit when it ends whether you just arrived or not. Unfortunately, being firm with exit times is a must to help ensure everyone’s safety.


The warm weather is here and what better way to beat the heat than to be in the air conditioning tasting wines with your friends, family, neighbors, and us!


See you there.


Only one glass per customer.

 

 

 

 

 Rosé Wine Tasting

Saturday June 5th

 

Come join us Saturday June 5 for a rosé wine tasting, the first in many moons. Covid put a damper on our wine tastings for quite awhile, but we are back and better than ever! We will be tasting many exciting new arrivals from our rosé section, bubbly and still, so swing by and officially put 2020 in the rearview mirror.


This upstairs tasting will be formatted a bit differently than in the past, for our safety and yours. If you would like to attend please purchase a ticket, refunded as store credit upon arrival, for your desired time slot. Each time slot will be limited to 25 people and you will have fifty minutes to taste delicious rosés, relax, and converse with your neighbors before we clean up/sanitize and let the next group in. We suggest arriving when your timeslot begins since you will have to exit when it ends whether you just arrived or not. Unfortunately, being firm with exit times is a must to help ensure everyone’s safety.


The warm weather is here and what better way to beat the heat than to be tasting cold rosés with your friends, family, neighbors, and us!


See you there.


Session 1:   1:00 -1:50 pm         

Session 2:   2:00 - 2:50 pm

Session 3:   3:00 - 3:50 pm

Session 4:   4:00 - 4:50 pm


Face masks are still required and hand sanitizer will be provided. Only one glass per customer.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italian Wine Tasting

Saturday November 16th 2pm ~ 5pm

 

Back by popular demand, it’s our Italy Show! We heard your pleas to put on another Italian wine tasting, as last year was such a hit, so here you go!  Saturday, November 16 from 2:00-5:00 pm, we will have a comprehensive look at Italy’s wine scene.

Of course, we will have the staples to taste, Chianti, Sangiovese, and Brunello, but also the more obscure, varietals you may not be familiar with such as Freisa, Vernatsch, Grillo, and Perricone. Italy has a multitude of unique varietals, from extremely varied geographical regions, and our tasting is the perfect time to explore them.

Who knows, you might find a new favorite wine, or two, to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner?

 

See you there!

 

 
 

Gerard Bertrand Class

Saturday November 9th 1pm & 3pm

 

Join us on Saturday, November 9, for a sit-down class on the French wine production region of Languedoc-Roussillon, showcasing the wine estates of Gerard Bertrand. We will have Gerard Bertrand’s brand ambassador Matthieu Le Moign in house discussing how Gerard’s wines have helped bring Languedoc-Roussillon wines out of obscurity.

 

We will discuss Gerard Bertrand’s commitment to organic farming, and biodynamic practices, in the vineyards to achieve a new level of quality for South of France wines. Gerard is practically single-handedly converting the South of France to organic farming with now thirty wineries under his belt. 

 

This will surely be an eye-opening experience as we taste some of the more prestigious wines Gerard Bertrand produces, such as a mind-blowing Blanc blend, Tautavel, Corbieres and even a Banyuls. What a great way to spend a chilly Fall afternoon!

 

See you there!

 

 
 
 
 
 


 
 

Bordeaux Tasting

Saturday November 2nd 2pm ~ 5pm

 

Join us on Saturday, November 2, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm, for a fun afternoon tasting our new arrivals from France's classic wine region, Bordeaux. We will be pouring twenty or more bottles ranging from Haut Medocs to Margauxs, red to white, and inexpensive to, well, not so inexpensive. 

You will have the chance to experience firsthand the high quality of the 2016 vintage, which we have been enamored with lately. We will have other vintages open as well to show how well these wines age and evolve like only Bordeaux can. 

This is going to be so much fun! See you there!

 
 
 
 

Canary Islands Seminar

Saturday October 26th 1pm & 3pm

 

If you are a wine lover who is looking to try something new, come join us on Saturday, October 26 for a seminar on the unique viticultural area of the Canary Islands. We will explore their wines while learning how and why they differ from those of mainland Spain and the rest of the world.  

These Spanish volcanic islands are truly unique with a topography that soars from sea level to the summit of Mount Teide (highest peak in Spain) at 12,198 feet above sea level. The islands have a surprisingly temperate climate, due to the heat of western Africa meeting with the cooled air from the Gulf Stream. The Canary Islands also have many ancient vines thanks to the phylloxera plague missing them in the mid-nineteenth century.

All of these qualities result in very distinctive wines; reds can be reminiscent of Burgundian Pinot Noir or Mencia from Ribera Sacra, and the whites are distinctive with their minerality and lovely salinity. The wines of the Canary Islands are special and you will experience that first hand.

Seats for this “sit-down” class are limited and always sell out quickly, so if you are interested make sure you reserve your spot today!


  
 
 
 
 
 

Rioja / Ribera del Duero Tasting

Saturday October 19th 2pm ~ 5pm

 

It is almost here, our grand Rioja / Ribera del Duero tasting! Mark your calendars, higher a babysitter, call everyone you know and of course reserve a ticket! Our most talked about tasting every year is the Rioja / Ribera del Duero tasting, after all, we are the "go-to" store in New York for Spanish wines!

Join us on Saturday, October 19 from 2:00-5:00 pm and experience first hand what all the fuss is about. We will have a multitude of wine open from Spain's most prestigious wineries. This walk-around tasting will be one to remember!

 


 

 

Ribera del Duero Class with Bodegas Matarromera

Saturday October 12th 1pm & 3pm

 

On Saturday, October 12 we will have the privilege of hosting the renown Ribera del Duero wine producer Bodegas Mattarromera. Representatives from the winery will be in house teaching a class on what makes Ribera del Duero one of Spain’s greatest wine production areas, and how Bodegas Mattarromera excels at making unique character-filled wines within that DO.  

Bodegas Matarromera vineyards are located in the heart of the “Golden Mile” of Ribera del Duero, between Valbuena de Duero and Olivares de Duero. This is the area the best Ribera del Dueros come from such as Vega Sicilia, Dominio de Pingus and Bodegas Aalto to name a few.

Join us and you will see first hand that Bodegas Mattarromera is a master of Tinto Fino as we taste through their stellar lineup of wines from Crianza, Reserva and even the rare Gran Reserva (a treat not to be missed). 

 

 

 


 

Iberian Peninsula Wine Tasting

Saturday October 5th 2pm - 5pm

 


It's almost here! Saturday, October 5 will be our big Iberian Peninsula wine tasting, showcasing the wines of Spain and Portugal. PJ Wine has been New York's home for Spanish wines for decades, so you know this will be a tasting to remember.

Spain and Portugal are as diverse as it gets when it comes to the different regions, micro-climates and varietals of their wine industries. To help showcase this we have given Rioja and Ribera del Duero their own tasting on October 19, so that we can feature that diversity without the distraction of those "heavy hitte" wine regions. Not to mention we have so much incredible Rioja and Ribera del Duero that we had to create a whole separate tasting!

This walk-around tasting of all our new finds from the Iberian Peninsula will be from 2-5:00 pm, on October 5. There will be over forty wines to sample from the likes of Toro, Ribera Sacra, Priorat, Montsant, Rias Baixas, Douro, and Bairrada. What a great way to spend an afternoon!
 

 

 

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