La Soiree des Grands Crus
A group of young chateau owners from Bordeaux are descending on New York City on January 27 for a unique wine event. For La Soiree des Grands Crus, 82 Mercer will be transformed into a modern wine cellar for the night where guests can taste 29 Grand Cru Classé wines and mingle with 17 proprietors representing 23 Bordeaux estates. The event will include the Breitling Grand Cru Challenge, a blind tasting for guests. Get your palate ready, the winner will receive a Breitling Chronomat B01 watch (worth more than $7690). Prizes also include about $20,000 worth of incredible Bordeaux, including some magnums and double magnums. Other lifestyle brands including Hugo Boss and Born will also be on hand and Patissier and Chocolatier Francois Payard of FPBNYC will create chocolate pairings for the evening, one for each of six Bordeaux appellations. Tickets are $185 per person.