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Riesling Question

great stuff but its just a kabinett (trocken maybe-prob not) I guess 5 years if off dry.
Love bottle and souls selection of german wine on UES 81st and Lex or Nancy´s upper west in the 70´s.
Would recomend you to try Doennhoff, Kartauserhof, Kuenstler, Dr. Loosen ,Mueller Cartoir, Van Volxem, Basserman Jordan, Emrich Schoenleber god i am getting very thirsty
I also like Dr Herman Wiemer, Finger lakes german like and now available in magnum at Eli´s -of course I grabbed a bottle :)

Nov 27, 2011
Reni1 in Wine

Buying wine -- the usefulness of medals, critics, retailers . . .

to you of course

Nov 27, 2011
Reni1 in Wine

Buying wine -- the usefulness of medals, critics, retailers . . .

Wow I am a little in shock. I dont care about medals, tanzer, parker..
I am a sommelier and have been started tasting everything in the restaurant where I worked when I became their assistant and later the head sommelier and through trade tastings of course-loads óf them. I would suggest to find out what you like through tastings with local wine shops. very cool would be if you find a sommelier who you become friendly with and taste with her/him and maybe they take u to some big trade tastings.

Nov 27, 2011
Reni1 in Wine

BYOB... is there any ONE wine that would cover this tasting?

George Vernay Condrieu $60
perfection

Nov 27, 2011
Reni1 in Wine

Inexpensive white to pour at a fundraiser

If you want to pour a drinkable wine I would go with a Vinho Verde (make sure they make u a deal for the case) $5 per bottle (goes with lighter cheeses or Laurant Miguel Viognier for $6 to 7 a btl for nuttier cheeses. Hit me up if you need more help.

Nov 27, 2011
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Seeking good tapas bar with at least a few good veg options

well Sorry Karthryn thats just my experience. They did not take my reservation for my bday unless its 10 peeps and chefs menu. I didnt study the website just my real life experience.

Nov 27, 2011
Reni1 in Manhattan

wine pairing for alaskan king crab with drawn butter

Oh God I want to join this Party. How about Jean Milan Blanc de Blanc Brut Champagne-soft brioche flavors and amazing refeshing citrus note $40
Condrieu from the BEST George Vernay -amazing stonefruit and long minerality-bone dry $60
wanna go a little cheaper? Try a combo of white and sparkling Txakoli-its a white wine from Basque region in spain,its floral , crisp, vibrant and has a wonderful green apple flavor and is a little bubbly.CHEERS
Txamonin Etxaniz Txakoli de Guetaria 2009 $18

Nov 27, 2011
Reni1 in Wine

Help -- need recos for fun birthday dinner

Bouqeria-just that they dont take reservations
Salt and Fat in Queens-lot of fun-great food

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Boqueria
53 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

Nov 27, 2011
Reni1 in Manhattan

Post philarmonic dining on saturday night

Go to Marea or Il Caravaggio-make reservations and enjoy the magic

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Marea
240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

Nov 27, 2011
Reni1 in Manhattan

Seeking good tapas bar with at least a few good veg options

I love Bocqueria
there is one is chelsea and one in soho. Both amazing. U can only book a table when you are more then 10 and then you can have their chefs tasting menu for $40 and believe me it was a lot and everything excellent and yes vegetarian options too.

Nov 27, 2011
Reni1 in Manhattan

Saturday brunch...10 ppl...need help because my GF will kill me if this doesn't go right.

Hi, I really had a great time at Bacco on the upper east side 78th street on second avenue.
Its a great price and fresh. If you want something more upscale then ask for the semi private room at Alain Allegretti´s new place La Promenade....Chelsea. Just shoot both an email.

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La Promenade des Anglais
461 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

Nov 27, 2011
Reni1 in Manhattan

Dinner on Upper East Side

Il caravagio!!!! Amazing Italian inspired super high end food! Truffle risotto chef Luis made me out of this world! Chefs tasting menu always new and exiting!
Amazing decor, glasware, silverware.....
74th and Madison

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Caravaggio
23 East 74th Street, New York, NY 10021

Aug 29, 2011
Reni1 in Manhattan

Bar for post-work party on Upper East Side?

Hi, I got the perfect spot for you! Le rendez Vous wine bar on 80 th between 2 nd and 1 st!
They are not to crowded and it's really nice inside long bar and sweet little banquets in the back.
You can just choose some bottles, they also have little bites.

Aug 29, 2011
Reni1 in Manhattan