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NYC: Eat, Drink, Repeat

May 13, 2011
NYC: Eat, Drink, Repeat
Discover great food and wine pairings at New York's excellent restaurants.

food_and_wine_pairingsAre you ready to challenge your taste buds? Next week marks the beginning of the 80 Sips Challenge at more than a dozen outstanding New York restaurants--a chance for you to enjoy an unprecedented food-and-wine pairing experience.

Here's how it works: Starting Monday, May 16, and running for two weeks, visit any of these eateries (the full list includes Aquavit Bistro, Klee and Ouest, to name a few). Taste any six of the featured 80 Sips Challenge wines served at the participating restaurants and rate them on or by using our iPhone app. Rate each of the featured wines by the end of the two-week Challenge, and you'll get $25 off your ticket to the third annual Around the World in 80 Sips™ tasting, which comes to New York on November 4.

The best part of the Challenge, though, is that you get to taste several interesting, affordable wines alongside dishes designed to be their perfect pairings. The pre-fixe three-course lunches and dinners at each restaurant are paired with the wines of New Zealand's Brancott Estate, California's Conway Family Wines and several selections from France's Roussillon region. In two short weeks you can experience a much wider world wine view and check a few restaurants off your wish list of places to eat.

Don't forget to book your reservation at any of the participating restaurants on, the official reservation partner for the 80 Sips Challenge. That'll ensure you get to complete the Challenge in plenty of time.

What's your once-in-a-lifetime, money-is-no-object restaurant visit? And what wine would you drink there? Tell us below.


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