Sometimes you read an interview and immediately you wish you were friends with the subject. Such is the case with Metromixs sit-down with Ron Ciavolino, the head of wine studies at the Institute of Culinary Education, and a man who speaks his mind. Our favorite quotes:
On modern bartenders: Most bartenders feel like theyre giving away something for nothing if theyre charming. I want schmaltz. Theres no schmaltz.
On the downtown wine scene: You go to those wine bars in Soho, theyre more bowling alleys theres no romance. Everybodys 12 years old.
What happens when a bartender allows ice to melt in a shaker: You hemorrhage through all of your apertures.
Days of Wine and Poses [Metromix NY]