29th 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.
California native Brandon Borcoman helped open a beachside craft beer restaurant while attending Loyola Marymount College and credits the experience with helping develop his palate. He moved NYC to attend graduate school for poetry, and began working in restaurants like Sorella, where he developed some wine chops that inspired him to stay on that track. Borcomon started as a junior sommelier at Charlie...
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Past Restaurant Poll Interviews
More 29th Annual Restaurant Poll Interviews
interviewed by Rachel DelRocco | February 1st, 2018
Matthew Orawski at Del Posto in NYC on Burgundy Alternatives in an Italian Restaurant and Reviving Interest in Chianti Classico
interviewed by Stephanie Johnson | January 30th, 2018
interviewed by Deanna Gonnella | January 30th, 2018
Joseph DeLissio of The River Café in Brooklyn on half bottles of Bordeaux and second bottles of pinot noir
interviewed by Joshua Greene | January 25th, 2018
interviewed by Tara Q. Thomas | January 25th, 2018