Corkbuzz Restaurant & Wine Bar

Corkbuzz Restaurant & Wine Bar

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Union Square, New York, New York
(77 Reviews)

Corkbuzz Restaurant and Wine Bar is located in NYC's Union Square. Our menu is built for guests to experience the magic of a perfect food and wine pairing.

Corkbuzz is guided by a simple philosophy: wine is meant to be enjoyed. Co-founder and Master Sommelier Laura Maniec views herself less as the proprietor of a wine bar and more as the enthusiastic host of a never-ending dinner party. Her humble approach is inspired by rich memories of family gatherings filled with laughter and storytelling (and wine, of course).

Maniec and the entire Corkbuzz Staff are generous with their knowledge, welcoming every chance to deepen someone’s appreciation for wine. The classes are unique and engaging. The wine selection is dynamic, smart and approachable. The food is deeply satisfying and built for guests to experience the magic of a perfect pairing. Corkbuzz offers the wine enthusiast and the adventurous novice a chance to experience one of life’s great, intangible treasures: discovery.

Reviews of Corkbuzz Restaurant & Wine Bar

(77 Reviews)
A Tour of France

10/25/2018
Anonymous

Attended: A Tour of France


Instructor let himself get distracted by two people asking redundant questions he had previously answered. The result was that we had to cover the 6 wines in 30 minutes instead of 90 minutes. Didn't feel like we learned anything insightful / applicable to the next time we try the wines. Could have asked them to save their questions for after the session.

IDK Tonight Whiskey Tasting for Couples

10/20/2018
Anonymous

Attended: IDK Tonight Whiskey Tasting for Couples


Had a good time and learned a lot.

Wine 101

9/26/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Wine 101


Great wines, good content, but the place was too loud we couldnt hear the teacher

All About Bubbles

7/19/2018
Kathryn-Elizabeth V.

Attended: All About Bubbles


Thoughtful selection.

Blind Tasting Workshop: Class Six

6/27/2018
Malkunsam L.

Attended: Blind Tasting Workshop: Class Six


I thought that it would be a lesson for beginners so I did not understand the most but it was a good introduction for us to know about wine:) Thank you!

Wine 101 with Jake Neumann

5/28/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Wine 101 with Jake Neumann


Mother - Daughter outing. Had a wonderful time. Will sign up for other classes.

Intro to Blind Tasting

4/20/2018
Olivia S.

Attended: Intro to Blind Tasting


Blind tasting is a really cool, complex, and interesting thing to learn about, but the presentation here was a bit off. Very slow at the beginning, then very rushed at the end. I left class having learned...that there's a lot to learn. Not sure if there's a natural precursor that should have been recommended (I consider myself somewhat knowledgeable about the science of viticulture and vinification (grape-growing and wine-making), so I didn't expect this class to be for novice wine drinkers), or if the class just needs a little more structure to it beyond sampling wines and rather randomly guessing the varietals, but whatever the case is, it could have been a better experience than it was.

Wine & Cheese Pairing

4/15/2018
Alia O.

Attended: Wine & Cheese Pairing


This class was so great! Excellent wine selection, and learned so much!

All About Rosé

4/3/2018
Anonymous

Attended: All About Rosé


Class was great, but we couldn’t hear what the teacher was saying because the restaurant is too loud. A bit disappointed

Intro to Blind Tasting

3/11/2018
Jin C.

Attended: Intro to Blind Tasting


I really wanted to like this class, especially since Corkbuzz was founded by a Master Sommelier, but unfortunately the class was poorly managed through and through. The instructor was knowledgeable, but had very poor time management. Halfway into the class, he was still giving us an overview of wines, and we still hadn't had a sip of wine. New York Vintners does a much better job of making it fun by greeting you with a glass of champagne. At 1.5 hours, we've only tasted the first of the 6 wines, which means we sped through the last few wines and stayed for another 35 minutes past the end time. Even though there was bread and cheese provided, they were positioned in such a way that not everyone was within arm's length of it, and trying to shift the cheeseboard around was a pretty high risk venture with all the glasses in front of us.

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13 E 13th St, New York, New York 10003
Corkbuzz Restaurant & Wine Bar
Union Square, Manhattan
13 E 13th St
Btwn 5th Ave & University Pl
New York, New York 10003

Upcoming Classes at Corkbuzz Restaurant & Wine Bar

Tour of California: Old School Icons & Historical Prod.
Tour of California: Old School Icons & Historical Prod.
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 17th, 1pm - 2:30pm

Exploring Loire Valley
Exploring Loire Valley
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 18th, 2pm - 3:30pm

A Tour of Spain
A Tour of Spain
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 18th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Tour the New California:Rising Stars & Emerging Regions
Tour the New California:Rising Stars & Emerging Regions
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 24th, 1pm - 2:30pm

North to South - Wines of the Rhone Valley
North to South - Wines of the Rhone Valley
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 25th, 2pm - 3:30pm

A Tour of France
A Tour of France
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 2nd, 6:30pm - 8pm

Wine & Cheese Pairing
Wine & Cheese Pairing
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 2nd, 6:30pm - 8pm

Intro to Blind Tasting
Intro to Blind Tasting
Next start date:

Wednesday Dec 5th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Wine 101
Wine 101
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 8th, 2pm - 3:30pm

Exploring Red Varietals
Exploring Red Varietals
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 9th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Sonoma vs. Burgundy
Sonoma vs. Burgundy
Next start date:

Monday Dec 10th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Pinot Noir Around the World
Pinot Noir Around the World
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 15th, 2pm - 3:30pm

A Tour of Italy
A Tour of Italy
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 16th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Wine Profile with Master Sommelier Laura Fiorvanti
Wine Profile with Master Sommelier Laura Fiorvanti
Next start date:

Tuesday Dec 18th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Winter Whites
Winter Whites
Next start date:

Wednesday Dec 19th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Cabernet Sauvignon Around the World
Cabernet Sauvignon Around the World
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 22nd, 2pm - 3:30pm

Whiskeys Around the World
Whiskeys Around the World
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 23rd, 6pm - 7:30pm

All About Bubbles
All About Bubbles
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 29th, 2pm - 3:30pm