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May 16, 2018 – Jet Wine Bar, Philadelphia’s “global vineyard,” is excited to announce the launch of Old World vs. New World: A Tasting Series, which explores the differences between classic versus younger wine-growing regions – kicking off this Saturday, May 19th, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Nick Baitzel, General Manager of Jet Wine Bar, will lead four classes in which guests will taste three Old World wines from regions like France, Spain and Italy and three New World wines from regions outside of Europe, like the United States, South Africa and Australia while exploring the impact of climate, region and New World versus Old World production styles.

“This tasting series is designed for the imbibers and adventurers among us who are excited about experiencing new wines,” said Baitzel. “Our tastings will delve into the importance of winemaking practices and regional climate and how they each affect the taste of wine. Who will be the winner – Old World or New World?”

The full class schedule is below:

May 19th: Spain vs. South America | Albariño, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon

June 9th: Germany vs. Australia | Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir

July 7th: Italy vs. United States | Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Super Tuscan/Meritage

August 4th: France vs. South Africa | Sparkling Wine/Champagne, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Each class is $50 and includes three food pairings from Chef Yasi Sapp. This Saturday’s pairings include:

  • Albariño paired with South American-style bruschetta on toast
  • Syrah paired with manchego cheese plates served with marinated olives and house-made chips
  • Cabernet Sauvignon paired with slow cooked brisket sliders in a house-made BBQ sauce with apple-kale slaw on a potato bun

Tickets to each class can be purchased here:


–Mackenzie Mills