Late night, Racines can be sommelier central, as the industry gathers to plunder owner Arnaud Tronche’s wine list. With an assist from partner David Lillie, of Chambers Street Wines down the next block, he’s stocked a geek’s dream cellar, full of small-production Champagne, Jura whites and Burgundy back vintages, plus a savvy selection of bottles from France’s south. Tronche’s home country may get the most extensive coverage, but the list welcomes low-intervention wines from around the world, at terrific prices.
94 Chambers St. (btw. Church St. & Broadway), New York, NY
is W&S’s editor at large and covers the wines of the Mediterranean and Central and Eastern Europe for the magazine.
This story appears in the print issue of April 2018.
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