NEW YORK — For the next several days, the streets will be awash with Riesling from the Finger Lakes. Or if not exactly awash, at least there will be lots of places where it will be given away.
That’s because several dozen vintners from all over the state will be donating their time — and their wine — to a cause called “New York Drinks New York.”
The drinking officially begins Friday [today] at various retailers around town and culminates in a grand tasting at Astor Place Wines on Monday night that will feature dozens of wineries pouring a couple hundred wines. Tickets to the grand event cost $25, but the tastings around town are free and information on the various wineries as well as the list of participating retailers in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn (alas, there are none on Staten Island or in the Bronx) can be found at online.
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