Most travelers to New York City tend to stick to Midtown. That area most confused people consider "The Big Apple" attracts millions of selfie stick-wielding tourists every year. Many of the same tourists never even leave Manhattan during their visit.
Just saying, most travelers and tourists don't know WTF they're doing. You have to venture off the island to really experience all that the Big Apple has to offer (Pro-tip: Never actually call NYC the Big Apple).
Why not make Astoria your first stop? Beat the crowd before all the hipsters and yuppies completely overthrow this eclectic, up-and-coming neighborhood.
We've teamed up with some dope folks over at Vinepair, Extra Crispy, Bright Cellars and Minibar to offer two lucky winners an all-expenses-paid boozy trip to Astoria.
We're going to hook you up with roundtrip flights for two, and a three nights stay in NYC for the ultimate Greek wine and food experience. Now, you don't even have to pay for that pricey ticket to Europe. Score!
First, you'll be greeted with a welcome package filled with Greek wine to kickstart the amazing getaway.
Then, you'll tour Astoria's streets to delve into its rich history. You know, if you're not too drunk after all that wine we gave you.
Learn some amazing Greek recipes at a Greek cooking class before you enjoy a delicious dinner at two top Greek tavernas in the area. We don't encourage you smash plates à la-My Big Fat Greek Wedding, though.
Finally, top off this overflowing vacay with a Greek wine tasting with a fancy schmancy sommelier. Maybe you'll finally learn what it means when a wine is "dry." And you'll definitely get to use the word mouthfeel.
Summer isn't complete without a wine tour, and this way, you don't even have to leave NYC.[Feature Image Courtesy NYCGovParks]