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Emporio Gets Beer, Wine, Lunch, and Brunch

Emporio Gets Beer, Wine, Lunch, and Brunch

After a little over a month, Aurora sibling Emporio has received its beer-and-wine license — good-bye to that absurd limbo of not being able to serve, yet not being able to let folks bring their own! (Now it’s time for restaurants like Brooklyn Star to suffer — a reader reports slim crowds last Saturday night around 10 p.m. Somehow a wood-burning stove and lack of booze just aren’t a turn-on in the summer.) We’re told Emporio’s wine program will focus on Italian and New York bottles starting at $23 to $28. Below is the list of wines by the glass and quartino — keep in mind that, starting today, you can also enjoy them during the new lunch (Monday through Friday, noon till 5 p.m.) and brunch (Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. till 5 p.m.).

Frizzanti (Sparkling)
Prosecco “Gujot” extra dry Francesco Drusian NV (Veneto) gl 9 - q.tno 14 - btl 36
Harmonic structure accompanied by the delicate aroma of apple and pear
Rosé “Otello” Ceci NV (Emilia Romagna) lambrusco, pinot nero gl 12 - q.tno 20 - btl 48
Elegant, floral, aromatic dry sparkling Rose

Bianchi (Whites)
CATARATTO Feudo Montoni ’08 (Sicilia) gl 10 - q.tno 16 - btl 40
Fragrances of citrus with hints of floral notes of broom and orange blossom.
FRASCATI Superiore Tenuta di Pietra Porzia ’07 (Lazio) gl 7 - q.tno 10 - btl 25
malvasia di candia, malvasia del lazio, bombino, grechetto blend
Intense and fruity with pear fragrance. Dry almond finish.
GAVI “Vigneto Masera” Stefano Massone ’07 (Piemonte) cortese gl 9 - q.tno 14 - btl 36
Soft and crisp, stony minerality, notes of apple and pear and a lovely, lingering, refreshing finish.
GEWURZTRAMINER Tramin ’06 (Alto Adige) gl 12 - q.tno 20 - btl 48
Good minerality and elegant with an intense aroma of rose petals and lychee
trebbiano d’abruzzo D’Angelo ’08 (Abruzzo) gl 6 - q.tno 10 - btl 23
VERMENTINO “Donnikalia” Ferruccio Dejana ’07 (Sardegna) gl 9 - q.tno 14 - btl 36
It is dry and fresh with aromas of fruits. Notes of almond.
Rosati (Rosé)
REGALEALI “Le Rose” Tasca d’Almerita ’07 (Sicilia) nerello mascalese gl 8 - q.tno 12 - btl 32
Bright, deep and intense pink in color, bouquet of cherry, raspberry, blackberry, and mulberry.

Rossi (Reds)
bolgheri Rosso “San Martino” La Cipriana ’00 (Toscana) cabernet gl 14 - q.tno 20 - btl 56
Deep ruby red with pleasant perfume of black berry fruits and spices with full load structure, soft and harmonic with long persistence
CANNONAU di SARDEGNA Riserva Sella e Mosca ’05 (Sardegna) gl 10 - q.tno 16 - btl 40
Ruby red, warm, dry, harmonious with a dominant, aristocratic oaky flavour
CASAMATTA Bibi Graetz ’07 (Toscana) sangiovese gl 7 - q.tno 10 - btl 25
Smooth and rich, displaying all the classic qualities of the varietal, with ripe red currant, earthy tannins, and hints of licorice
DOLCETTO d’ALBA Livia Fontana’07 (Piemonte) gl 8 - q.tno 12 - btl 32
Dry, medium-bodied with ethereal well-balanced spicy aromas, great concentration, and a fine bittersweet aftertaste
MONTEPULCIANO d’abruzzo D’Angelo ’08 (Abruzzo) gl 6 - q.tno 10 - btl 23
ROSSOIBLEO, Gulfi ’04 (Sicilia) calavirisi grapes (nero d’avola) gl 10 - q.tno 16 - btl 40
Ruby red with violet reflections harmonious, fragrant, refreshing
Rosso PICENO “Collemura” S. Savino ’07 (Marche) montepulciano, sangiovese gl 9 - q.tno 14 - btl 36
The aroma has notes of cherries and sweet violets. The taste is warm, well balanced with good structure.

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