It could have been the stunning cocktail program at Root Down that made us overlook the wine list for years. But that changed last summer, when we spent a magical, wine-soaked evening on the patio falling head over heels in love with its delightfully eclectic vinous selections. What makes Root Down's list so bewitching? First, the variety. Root ...
Fresh and Local' is their slogan as well as their reason for being - and for being so popular. The wine offerings are well-chosen and very affordable; there are three dozen whites (including varieties from Sakonnet and Newport vineyards) and more than 40 reds, plus two roses and nine champagnes. On the floors above them at the former Dreyfus Hot...
The wine list at Philippe Restaurant + Lounge is not the most expensive, nor does it try to impress you with big-name labels (though it offers those if you want them). What it does possess is character and a breadth of choices that marry seamlessly with Philippe Schmit's Texan-French cuisine, a credit to Sommelier Vanessa Treviño-Boyd, our 2012 ...
Wine director Lauren Friel lists her selections with tasting notes geared toward chef Ana Sortun’s Mediterranean-influenced menu—e.g., melon-and-fennel for whites, rosemary-and-cassis for reds. In addition to offering more-unusual wines from the usual countries (a rose from Corsica, sparkling wines from Germany), Friel seeks out ample selections...
Most beer bars treat wine lovers pretty shabbily, with just a few sad options. But not Teresas, where the cork dork will be just as happy to hang as the barley literati.
Don't be fooled by the downtown vibe and low markups at Pearl & Ash—the wine list is large, and it's serious. But every patron has purchasing power, regardless of income, with curious drinkers are rewarded as much as rich ones. Patrick Cappiello (of Gilt fame) helms the wine program at this sliver of a restaurant on the Bowery, and he'll help yo...
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