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 and Amontillado; Hyde & Oakes is a fruitier mix of Fino and Spanish brandy, which goes particularly well with the charcuterie plate. Stay for dinner and explore the wine list, which reaches into the lesser-known corners of Spain. Los Bermejos Rosado, from the Canary Islands, is a highlight to match chef Townsend Wentz’s octopus stew with chickpeas and chorizo, or a paella that overflows with shellfish.
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A recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Allison Bart worked a harvest at Soter Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, then worked in retail at Frankly Wines in NYC. Having spent six months in Melbourne in 2013, she developed an interest in Australian wines. Allison is currently the Culture & Events Manager at SevenFifty.
This story appears in the print issue of June 2018.
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