New York Vintners & EWS
In 2010, Derrick and I were lucky enough to get invited to a 2004 Barolo
tasting with EWS at the Warwick hotel.
It was the most enjoyable night of tasting we had in a long time and
harkened us back to the times when we drank wine for FUN! Derrick nailed 4 of 6 of the wines completely
blind. After the tasting and a
subsequent dinner here in the Vintners room we convinced Bob & Howard to
slum it downtown with the regular folk.
The Vintners room has been the home for all of EWS events the past year
and by all accounts it’s been a raging success.
If you are ready to explore the world’s greatest wines and trade barbs
with fellow oenophiles than EWS is a must. A wine’s quality is determined in
About EWS - From Howard Kaplan and Bob Millman
The wine world was very different when we founded Executive Wine
Seminars in 1981. The “Wine Boom” was in its infancy, as people were
first discovering the pleasures of wine, evolving from the “three Martini
EWS catered to the business community, as we taught many young executives how
to handle wine in restaurants and social dining situations. But over the years,
the wine world has changed and this part of our business has also changed.
Today, companies look to EWS when they think of their “client entertaining”
needs, as it is widely known that professionally run wine events, by their very
nature, should be highly successful. With EWS organizing and hosting the event,
they always are.
key to our longevity is mastering the art of entertaining our clients while
educating them at the same time, always using exciting, state-of-the-art wines
as our central focus. Simply put, we know how to work a crowd, whether it is
composed of familiar faces or first-time participants.
was also in 1981 that we started offering public wine tastings, presented in an
environment where wine (purchased, not donated) could be evaluated
objectively and attendees could feel comfortable expressing their opinions. As
an independent company, EWS is without obligation to promote wines in our own
self interest. Our only loyalty is to the truth in the way we discuss and
evaluate each wine presented at every EWS event. A majority of our offerings
are “blind tastings,” which are always very interesting because “the brown bag
the same time, we’re hardly wine snobs! In fact, we’re decidedly hedonists, who
work hard to make sure that a good time is had by all at every EWS event. After
all, our motto is: “we take wine seriously, but not too seriously.” We offer
the most highly regarded wines in the world.
combination of enjoying great wine and sharing the experience with people of
kindred spirit helps explain the longevity of EWS as an integral part of the
wine scene in New York.