28th Annual Restaurant Poll Interviews
What wines are up and what’s down in the nation’s top dining rooms?
Every January, we poll the top restaurants across the US about wine sales, tracking trends and compiling lists of most popular bottles. In order to put the statistics into context, we interview dozens of the sommeliers who fill out the poll. Here are excerpts from some of our conversations.
We’ll be posting interviews throughout the month, so check back for updates from some legendary spots across the country. And be on the lookout for the April issue, which will contain the full report.
Nestled in a chic barge docked along the bank in Brooklyn Heights, in the shadow of the ironworks of the Brooklyn Bridge, The River Café is one of New York’s longest-running restaurants. And Joe Delissio, who has determined what wines make it onto the barge since 1977, is one of New York’s longest-running wine directors. He’s completely changed his priorities...
Read the full Interview
Past Restaurant Poll Interviews
More 28th Annual Restaurant Poll Interviews
interviewed by Carson Demmond | February 23rd, 2017
interviewed by Deanna Gonnella | February 11th, 2017
Gianpaolo Paterini of SF’s Acquerello on Champagne, Top Sellers from Italy and a California Wine Crescendo
interviewed by Luke Sykora | February 10th, 2017
interviewed by Stephanie Johnson | February 8th, 2017
interviewed by Tara Q. Thomas | February 7th, 2017
interviewed by Tara Q. Thomas | February 6th, 2017
Matt Tunstall of Stems & Skins in Charleston, SC on Rosé Bubbles, Dry Riesling and Alsace Whites with Barbecue
interviewed by Tara Q. Thomas | February 3rd, 2017