incentive-wine-harvest.jpgFor the lush, the fall harvest is the best time of year. Wine events are as plentiful as hot dog vendors in Times Square. Whether your serious about wine or just like your drink, Gothamist has found some great wine events to keep us busy this week…

Champagne Tasting
Date: Monday, September 26th
Time: 6:45pm-8:45pm
Cost: $50
Place: Tasting World, 307 West 38th Street Suite 1910
Description: For the Champagnes lovers out there, this is the place to be. Try vintage and non-vintage champagne. Explore the difference between small and large producers, and discover the many reasons of what makes Champagne so great.

Christie's Wine Tasting of 1988 Red Burgundies at Christie's
Date: Wednesday, September 28th
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $225
Place: Christie's, 20 Rockerfeller Plaza
Description: Well, they say life is too short to drink bad wine, so we had to include this event. Those lucky to attend will indulge in some of the great Burgundies from 1988 such as Clos de Beze Bouchard PF Gevrey-Chambertin R. Le Clerc, Vieilles Vignes H. Lignier Richebourg Domaine de la Romanee Conti Ruchottes-Chambertin F. Esmonin Chambertin and Chambertin A. Rousseau Chambertin.

Red Burgundy
Date: Thursday, September 29th
Time: 7:30pm – 9pm
Cost: $70
Place: Morrell Wine Store, 1 Rockefeller Plaza (On 49th St. Between 5th and 6th )
Description: This event (wine class) is for those who love Burgundies but the Christie’s event is a little out of their price range. Enjoy some great Burgundies ranging from the lighter wines from the Maconnais to the full-bodied earthy wines of Nuits St Georges and the elegance of Chambolle-Musigny.

Under the Tuscan Sun - A FREE Italian Wine & Pasta Tasting
Date: Friday, September 30th
Time: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: FREE!
Place: Bacchus Wine Made Simple, 2056 Broadway between 70 & 71 St
Description: If we didn’t have you at FREE, maybe this will help…enjoy great Italian wines while Buitoni makes wonderful pastas for everyone to try. Did we mention it was free?

Harvest Fest II- Long Island Wine Country- Celebrate The Grape!
Date: Saturday, October 1st
Time: Depart NYC at 8:45am
Cost: $115, Includes round trip transportation in a luxury motor coach and admission to event.
Place: Laurel Lake Vineyards, Long Island
Description: Celebrate the harvest like you mean it, with a full day of drinking at this Long Island Vineyard. The festival will have events going on all day including the opportunity to custom blend your own bottle of wine, barrel rolling contests and a vineyard lunch. Gothamist is so entering the barrel rolling contest – nothing like trying to control a 50 pound barrel after a bottle or two of wine. We love Long Island.

Mondays always seem a little better with a week of wine ahead.