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Giulietta (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The aperitivi are enough to make Giulietta worth a visit next time you’re in Toronto. Try the aromatic, grapefruit-forward Cynar Spritz, or the Giulietta Spritz, which uses Quaglia Aperitivo Berto in place of Aperol; either have the cut to match the pane di cutro,...Read Full Story

Aussie Shiraz (News & Features)

Like many people, Allison Bart thought of Aussie shiraz as hyperripe and oaky, until a bottle from the foothills of the Victorian Alps illuminated the country’s move to coolclimate reds.One of those wines—the 2013 Jamsheed Beechworth Syrah from Yarra Valley—had me packing my bags and heading...Read Full Story

Gardiner Liquid Mercantile (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Gardiner is about an hour and a half north of the city, and it’s worth the detour off the Thruway to visit Gardiner Liquid Mercantile. Opened in 2015 by Gable Erenzo, formerly of Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery, this distillery/bar/restaurant stocks only beverages made in house or...Read Full Story

The Amsterdam (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

In early 2018, chef Alex Burger, formerly of Bar Boulud in NYC, joined the exodus from the city, taking over the kitchen at The Amsterdam. On days and evenings when weather permits, the back patio is open at the Rhinebeck restaurant, and the fire pits are...Read Full Story

Brunette Wine Bar (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Opened by the design-savvy team of Jamie and Tracy Kennard, Kingston’s Brunette Wine Bar is as much fun to look at as it is to dine in: the wine bottles and savory snacks served on mismatched china stand out against the white brick walls, marble tables...Read Full Story

HiLo (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The drinks parallel the bright colors of this space, a coffee shop by day, bar by night, as well as art gallery and performance space. Liam Singer and Laura Davidson, the bartenders who opened HiLo early last summer craft dynamic cocktails, having fun with fruits, spices and...Read Full Story

Gaskins (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Sarah Suarez has assembled one of the best wine lists in the Valley at Gaskins, the Germantown gathering spot she runs with her husband, chef Nick Suarez. Inspired by her time working at Diner and Marlow & Sons in Brooklyn, she features natural wines from growers...Read Full Story

The Flammerie (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Munich transplant Conny Chase and husband and chef Andrew ran a food truck peddling homemade bratwurst and flammkuchen before opening The Flammerie. They took some time to retrofit an 1850s general store in Kinderhook where their kitchen sports a wood oven. And, since moving out of the...Read Full Story

Oloroso (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

There are 22 Sherries on offer at Oloroso, from fresh, crisp Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla to a dense, sweet 1987 Toro Albalá PX. And Sherry provides a saline theme for the cocktail list: Gordana Kostovski offers drinks like the Pata Blanca, a pear-scented combination of gin, Atxa Blanc vermouth...Read Full Story

Pop-Top Fizz (News & Features)

{image_1} After tasting 23 of them, our panelists were a little less sure, as a good chunk of these wines were hard to swallow. “If Gatorade and Mr. Bubble had a love child, it would be this,” Josh Wesson of Best Bottles remarked about one; Christy Frank, who runs Copake...Read Full Story

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