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HOME OF NY CHAMPAGNE WEEK, THE PROSECCO POP UP & CAVA WEEK
Welcome to CitySip, the go-to wine and spirit event creation, promotional placement and brand consulting company based in New York City.
Founded by Blaine Ashley in December 2010, CitySip initially focused on bringing artisanal spirits and farmer wines to the forefront of drinks trade professionals and cocktail culture influencers through innovative, engaging promotions and event concepts.
Always ahead of the trend, in November 2013, Ashley launched New York Champagne Week as she’d recognized early on the increasing popularity and thirst for curiosity bubbly was bound to bask in.
New York Champagne Week became an instant success and on the cusp of celebrating it’s fourth – year in November 2016, Ashley is expanding into all-things bubbly with the launch of The Prosecco Pop Up in February 2016 and Cava Week in June 2016 while continuing to host sparkling wine centric educational seminars and fizz filled Champagne events in tandem with cocktail weeks and food and wine festivals across the country.
A few of the impactful events that CitySip has brought it’s bubbly stamp to include: Tales of the Cocktail, Manhattan Cocktail Classic, South Beach Food and Wine, Taste of the Nation, Star Chefs Conference, The Emmy’s and more.
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Celebrating it’s fourth annual year this November 2016, New York Champagne Week is the premeire holiday season bubbly laden, multi-day fête. The week-long Champagne lifestyle party celebrates the best Champagne has to offer from grower gems to big brand names. The drinks industry and general bubbly lovin’ public alike will relish in a slew of sparkling events such as Champagne tastings and classes, Champagne and food pairing parties, the wildly popular Champagne Cocktail Competition, bubbly happy hours and more.
The first-annual Prosecco Pop Up will take place this February 2016. Celebrating the sexiness of Prosecco at an all-time high, cozy up with your number one love or grab a gaggle of your best buds and indulge in the best of the world of Prosecco all-month long. The core of this event will take place at East Village NYC Italian wine den and restaurant, IN VINO where throughout the entire month Ashley together with owner and beverage director, Keith Beavers will feature a highly curated list of Prosecco specials by the glass and bottles along with antipasti selections made to match with Italy’s beloved bubbly and a special Prosecco pairing pre-fixe menu too. Starting Monday, February 1 through Sunday, February 28th, POP over to IN VINO for NYs first-ever Prosecco Pop Up!
Be transported to Spain for one – week in June 2016 as CitySip unveils the first annual Cava Week. The ultimate summertime sparkly sipper, Cava not only provides a bang for your bubbly buck but also offers up prime tapa pair-ability and increasing quality. Expect sunny rooftop sparkling filled happy hours, backyard bar bubbly bashes, Cava tasting classes, fizz filled afternoon happy hours and the 2nd Annual Cava Cocktail Competition featuring some of NYCs best bartenders mixing up Cava with Spanish spirits and sherries. Stay tuned here for more Cava Week 2016 scoop.