Sip, sip, hooray!
Philly Wine Week is back for year six with wine-centric events at bars and restaurants around the city, March 31 – April 7.
PHILLY WINE WEEK FAST FACTS
- Philly Wine Week returns March 31 – April 7.
- More than 50 bars and restaurants host tastings, pairings and other events.
- The Opening Corks event kicks things off on March 31 at XIX at The Bellevue Hotel.
- New participants for 2019 include Serpico and Aqimero.
Philly Wine Week‘s jam-packed 2019 calendar offers events for sophisticated palates, vino beginners and all in between who enjoy drinking, learning about and pairing wine.
Bars spotlight themed pours like Spanish wines, farmhouse blends and sips from co-operative wineries; sommeliers break out special bottles and dust off the wine cellar archives; and some restaurants — including Serpico on South Street, Rittenhouse newcomer Giuseppe & Sons and Aqimero at The Ritz Carlton Philadelphia — host Philly Wine Week events for the very first time.
Check out the full Philly Wine Week calendar here.
The sixth-annual Philly Wine Week kicks off on Sunday, March 31 at XIX at The Bellevue Hotel with the Opening Corks event — a literal first taste of what to expect throughout the week. Guests can sample hundreds of wines — including some hard-to-find varieties — and enjoy food pairings from several restaurants, including Barbuzzo and American Sardine Bar.
Tickets to the lavish event, which tends to sell out, start at $65 for general admission and can be purchased in advance online.
Philly Wine Week offers eight full days of wine-focused events that include game nights, indulgent meals and pairings galore.
And with nearly 30 events happening daily throughout the week, there’s plenty of wine to keep the fun flowing.
Vintage Wine Bar hosts a wine-themed quizzo night early in the week (Tuesday, April 2) with four rounds of vino trivia and prizes to match. Pinto Boutique in Old City hosts a Philly-centric pairing event (Wednesday, April 3 and Sunday, April 7) that includes five wines, a mini cheesesteak, a soft pretzel, Tastykakes and Peanut Chews. And Hungry Pigeon gets bubbly with fried chicken and champagne pairings (Sunday, April 7).
Several bars and restaurants have programming every day of Philly Wine Week, including discounted glasses of rose and rose sangria on the covered patio at Terrain Cafe in Devon, rotating flights and prizes at High Street on Market and a focus on wines from the Iberian Peninsula at Amada.
Those in search of homegrown wines can check out events that spotlight Pennsylvania varieties, many from spots on the Wineries and Vineyards Trail of Greater Philadelphia. Maple Springs Vineyard winemaker Jef Stebben hosts This Must Be the Place, a dinner at High Street on Market with local meat and cheeses paired with Maple Springs wines (Friday, April 5). And American Sardine Bar returns with the fifth annual Philly Wine Week BBQ to kick off the South Philly restaurant’s backyard garden season with a selection of Pennsylvania wines by the fire pits (Sunday, April 7).
Check out Philly Wine Week to taste vino from all across Greater Philadelphia and the world.