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The Lighter Side of Grenache (News & Features)

Tasted blind, it only took a single glass of Priorat to change Deanna Gonnella’s entire outlook on grenache.Play that same game with grape varieties. Always marry gamay—it’s delicate, pretty, easy to get along with and comes from a good family (pinot noir is its cousin)....Read Full Story

Old Portugal (News & Features)

Before Portugal joined the EU, local producers featured their diverse range of varieties in wines they held back to grow elegant with age. Deanna Gonnella, who once shunned the Portugal shelf, now scans it for older bottles.Dean Fuerth was the newly minted wine director and on a tear,...Read Full Story

Retailer Challenge The NY Slice (News & Features)

Eight top wine buyers offer up their best pizza wines for $20 or less, then judge the results in a sidewalk taste-off.{image_1}First we asked retailers across NYC if they were up for pairing the city’s specialty with a wine from their shop priced $20 or less. Buyers from...Read Full Story

Graft (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Sandwiched between Pancito & Lefty, a mezcal-heavy taco joint, and Leon’s Oyster Shop, an auto body shop turned oyster-and-fried-chicken mecca with cheap beer and grower Champagne, you’ll find King Street’s newest gem, Graft. Owners Femi Oyediran and Miles White met on the team...Read Full Story

Air's Champagne Parlor (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Ariel Arce offers a crash course on the grapes, styles and districts of Champagne with her all-bubbles menu and a staff of crack sommeliers. You can drink well for under $100—especially with the exotic and thrilling Demière-Ansiot Blanc de Blancs, or the succulent, stony R.H. Coutier Rosé....Read Full Story

The Office (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

From Chicagoans Grant Achatz and Micah Melton, The Office is a different world from The Aviary, their experimental cocktail bar next door. Full of quilted leather, dark wood and animal hide, the focus is on Prohibition-era cocktails, with a twist. An Amaretto Sour gets a boost from...Read Full Story

Villanelle (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Go for the food—precise dishes based on whatever’s in season at the nearby Union Square Greenmarket—but save space for the drinks. The bar team works as hard as the kitchen, whipping up three types of oleo saccharum, as well as bitters, amaro, orgeat, tinctures and dozens...Read Full Story

BlackTail (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon commemorate a piece of 1920’s NYC history at BlackTail. Their Battery Park bar transports you back to Prohibition, when planes adorned with black tail-fins—full of thirsty Americans en route to Cuba—flew directly over Pier A Harbor House. What were those...Read Full Story

The Beatrice Inn (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The Beatrice Inn has a storied history, dating back to its speakeasy days in the 1920s. Now, Angie Mar reigns over the kitchen, specializing in nose-to-tail butchery and open-fire cooking. Gluttony isn’t sinful here; it’s celebrated with portions to feed an entire table. Start with...Read Full Story

Gloria (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Diego Garcia was a sous chef at Le Bernardin before moving downtown to Contra. Phil Johnson, another Contra alum, met Garcia during a stint pouring wine at Aldo Sohm Wine Bar. They teamed up to open Gloria, a humble...Read Full Story

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