NYC Wine Company

NYC Wine Company

West Village, New York, New York
(334 Reviews)

Andrew Harwood, Founder
Andrew Harwood has worked in nearly every facet of the wine industry over the last ten years. His love of wine started while working in a number of the country's best dining rooms. Yet his true passion was discovered while making wine in Hungary, France, and California. 

After spending two years as the Assistant Wine Director at Picholine in Manhattan, he decided he wanted to experience the production end of the industry. He spent 1997 in the vineyards of Tokaj, Hungary and then went on to earn his Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University. During his first year he served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Beverage Department under Professor Mutkoski. His second year of study was spent working at Chateau Lynch-Bages in Bordeaux, France and studying in Paris, France at L'Essec Ecole du Commerce. Following graduation, he went to work as the Assistant Winemaker at Limerick Lane Cellars in Sonoma County, California.  

Limerick Lane has a total staff of two, so his work there was varied and diverse. In addition to making wine, he was involved in sales & marketing and obtained intimate knowledge of the workings of a small winery. Through this he was able to better understand what really goes into a bottle of wine and how the "Marketing Machine" of many bigger wineries really drives the direction of the wine trade. 

He has been written up in Newsweek Magazine (October 6, 1997) for his work in Hungary and was featured in The Wall Street Journal (April 11, 2000) for his plan to convert tobacco fields to vineyards in Southside Virginia. His teaching experience includes Cornell University, City College of San Francisco, and Mercyhurst College, yet he has logged most of his hours as an educator as the founder of NYC Wine Class, a company he started in April 2002 that continues to make wine accesible to people by teaching them to get in touch with their own palate.

Reviews of NYC Wine Company

(334 Reviews)
Wine 101

Jamie G.

Attended: Wine 101

This class was informative and so much fun!! Would definitely recommend !

Italy: North to South

Cara L.

Attended: Italy: North to South

Lovely class. Very informative. Wonderful wines. Wonderful cheeses. Wonderful location.

Exploring Cabernet Sauvignon

Eric S.

Attended: Exploring Cabernet Sauvignon

learned from the host/presenter - very knowledgeable, nice style, strange at beginning as no one really said hi, come in, sit down, will get started shortly - maybe it was timing, but all went well after, great cheeses, good education

Spain & Portugal: Classic Wines


Attended: Spain & Portugal: Classic Wines

What a great class. The wine and cheese were great and the instructor was very knowledgeable.

Spain & Portugal: Classic Wines

Carolina P.

Attended: Spain & Portugal: Classic Wines

Great class! Andrew is so knowledgeable since he has lived all over the world in various wine regions. So grateful for his insight! The cheese options he chose for each wine pairing were amazing as well. Nothing but good things to say!

France: Making Sense of it All

Kimberly G.

Attended: France: Making Sense of it All

It was a very intimate class. Although a little difficult to find at first once we got going it was a blast. The instructor was very knowledgeable about wines and the science behind them. We tasted and enjoyed some delicious wines, learned a lot, and tried some delicious cheeses as well. Would definitely recommend this class and I personally would like to go back to take another kind.

Napa vs. Bordeaux


Attended: Napa vs. Bordeaux

Knowledge instructor. Delicious wine. Thanks!

Wine 101

Chanel B.

Attended: Wine 101

The atmosphere, the materials and the content covered was great. The instructor was very knowledgeable yet down to earth and laid back. I just wished there was a wine I liked that I could purchase. I did not like any of the wines. For my personal experience, that was the only disappointing thing. I understand it’s a class and not a winery, so I would still highly recommend this to anyone who is in the city and wants something fun/interesting to do!

Italy: North to South

Jacqueline M.

Attended: Italy: North to South

They are so knowledgeable! The class was fun and informative.

Big Bold Reds

Shelby D.

Attended: Big Bold Reds

Amazing class!!

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330 W 11th St, New York, New York 10014
NYC Wine Company
West Village, Manhattan
330 W 11th St
Btwn Greenwich & Washington Streets
New York, New York 10014

Teachers at NYC Wine Company

Andrew Harwood Andrew Harwood & Cliff Rames Andrew Harwood and Celine Rene Cliff Rames Monica Samuels