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Wine Bars

  1. Grub Guides
    5 New Wine Bars to Try Right NowExciting spots that go far beyond bread, cheese, and oaky Chardonnay.
  2. Openings
    What to Eat at Porsena Extra Bar, Porsena’s New Next-Door BarA narrow slip of a lunch counter by day, small-plates-dispensing wine bar by night.
  3. Openings
    Dry-Tour Soft-Opens Tonight on Windward in VeniceThe menu combines some of L.A.’s currently favorite flavors from Peruvian causa to modernized throwbacks like braised short-rib Wellington.
  4. In Vino Veritas
    Jay McInerney on Former ‘Post-Nasal Drip’ Diet and Which Wine Bars“Really, through wine, I discovered food.”
  5. Cheese Please
    Murray’s Might Open a Wine-and-Cheese BarThe cheesemonger moment.
  6. Openings
    Swill Turns to Le Pour Haus, Now Serving Tapas and Wine in DowntownGone are the enomatic wine dispensers for a clean look of grey walls and bottle displays.
  7. Openings
    Vol. 94 Pairs Wine with McSweetbreads, Now Soft-Open in PasadenaPhil Lee oversees an eclectic menu of global small plates in a room that looks like someone shrunk Bottega Louie.
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    Get Ready For Downtown’s Aburiya Toranoko; Church & State Owner Taking OverMichael Cardenas is opening an ambitious izakaya next to his successful Lazy Ox Canteen.
  9. Coming Soon
    Le Zinque Strives to Link to Abbot Kinney’s Trendier SideA wine and coffee bar will revel in French atmosphere and small plates, bringing a more grown-up alternative to weekend shenanigans at The Brig.
  10. Openings
    Goodfellas Turning Into Cellar 55 Wine BarMike and Suzy Mnatsakanyan are trying to put a cool new face on their Melrose Italian restaurant.
  11. Mediavore
    Golden Age of Wine Bars Is Now; Top Chef Wins EmmyPlus: salmonella vaccine looms, and breakfast pizzas go upscale, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. Coming Soon
    Green Bee Soon To Swarm KTownA wine bar and restaurant takes over Koreatown’s Denny’s.
  13. Slideshow
    First Look at Mauzac, a Park Side Wine Bar in Fort GreeneA Penang veteran opens a bar that takes its inspiration from Mauzac grapes.
  14. Booze News
    The Case of the Wine Bar Without WineAn Inwood wine bar has gone without wine for over a year.
  15. Oenophile
    Bodega Expanding to HollywoodThe third, biggest, and most central location of the Italian wine bar opens on Monday.
  16. Reopenings
    Santino’s Returning to Lincoln in JulyThere’s only 30 days until a planned reopening for Santa Monica’s Argentine wine bar that was almost lost in a fire.
  17. Slideshow
    A Look Into Mignon Wine Bar, Now Open DowntownOld world wines and a selection of hard-to-find cheese graces the tiny space.
  18. Openings
    What to Eat at Vintage Enoteca, Open Today in West HollywoodChef Paul Dozois eschews pizza and pasta for Italian small plates.
  19. Slideshow
    First Look at Anfora, the Dell’Anima Spinoff Opening TonightJoe Campanale, August Cardona, and Gabe and Katherine Thompson unveil a 50-seat wine bar.
  20. Empire Building
    Whole Foods Tarzana Opens Wednesday to Snare You a DateA wine and tapas bar will no doubt become a social hub.
  21. Oenophile
    Two New Wine Bars Opening in Venice in 2010Both aim to provide a counterpoint to the city’s young nightlife.
  22. Empire Building
    Ozumo Owner Also Opening Sonoma Wine Garden at Santa Monica PlaceOutdoor space will figure prominently in Jeremy Umland’s new wine bar.
  23. Openings
    Village Chillage: Grisly Pear Is DOH’d, Vyne Wine Bar OpensPlus, a cat on a leash!
  24. Slideshow
    A Look into Bite Bar and Bakery, Now Open in Santa MonicaA new bakery looks good enough to eat, but fortunately has homemade Oreos.
  25. Slideshow
    A Look Inside Bin 73, Open Tonight in Marina del ReyMarina del Rey gets a new wine bar with Italian bar food.
  26. Relaunching
    Casa del Mar Ditches Sushi Station for Small PlatesCatch reinvents itself as a wine bar.
  27. Openings
    Mignon Might Open in MarchSantos Uy and Danny Kronfli hope to open soon after “red tape” hassles.
  28. Booze News
    Lush Halsted Goes Legit, Becomes a Wine BarThe liquor store lands a tavern license.
  29. Mediavore
    Padma Lakshmi Offers Baby Gender Clues; Russia Sets Higher Price on VodkaPadma Lakshmi offers hints to her baby’s identity and Russia makes a move to curb alcoholism.
  30. New Year's Eve
    Bottomless Bubbly Promised by Pourtal for $20.10, Plus How to Stay Off the-RoadA New Year’s party and ride home for just $65.
  31. Opening
    Bar Bouchon Opens TomorrowThomas Keller’s bistro makes its first move into nightlife.
  32. Oenophile
    Former BIN 8945 Owner Restructures Vertical Wine BarBIN 8945’s former owner is out to pimp Vertical Wine Bar.
  33. Marketing Gimmicks
    Pourtal Shows You How to Walk the Dog TonightPourtal is offering to spend time with your dog so you can drink in peace.
  34. Openings
    First Look at Kurt Gutenbrunner’s Upholstery StoreThe latest from the owner of Blaue Gans and Wallsé.
  35. Openings
    Danny Emerman Reopens Chelsea’s Barocco As Wine BarA look at the lunch menu. Dinner in a week.
  36. Openings
    Terrance Brennan Likely to Open First Artisanal Table in ChelseaPlus, the difficulty of opening a splashy restaurant in today’s economy.
  37. Openings
    What to Eat and Drink at Simon SipsNow occupying the former Tasting Room space: the latest entrant in the gourmet-café category.
  38. Closings
    Patois Will CloseThe Carroll Gardens pioneer couldn’t come to an agreement with its landlord.
  39. Openings
    50 Henry Will Emerge From Its Shadowy Past, As a Wine BarBut what will become of infamous “Busy Chef” manager Dan Kaufman?
  40. Mediavore
    Wine Bars Improve; Obama’s Pick for Agriculture Isn’t a FoodiePlus: holiday tips from Donatella Arpaia, and Christmas pudding controversy, all in our morning news roundup.
  41. Height of Absurdity
    Only in New York, Kids: Spanish Wine Bars Without WineOne tapas bar finally got its liquor license, but another one is still sans vino.
  42. Impaired Judgment
    Was the ‘Observer’ Drunk When It Came Up With Its List of Top TenThey do serve wine…
  43. Neighborhood Watch
    Vegan Dumplings at Rickshaw; Grand Street Gourmet ShuttersBrooklyn Heights feels the reverberations of an accused-con-man restaurant manager, and R&L restaurant sees another setback, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  44. NewsFeed
    ‘Gattaca’ Designer to Do Wine Bar in Former Baggot Inn SpaceDid you see ‘Orlando’ and ‘Gattaca’? Do you drink wine? Then mourn not the Baggot Inn.
  45. Mediavore
    Calorie Law Doomed?; Colicchio Hasn’t Been to Ko EitherDefense lawyers threaten the future of the calorie-posting law, wine bars run amok, and a pig named Bruce.
  46. NewsFeed
    Le Cirque Gets on the Wine-Bar BandwagonAs the fashion for haute cuisine falls away, the more casual wine bar has become a kind of economic savior for the city’s classic high-end chefs — one reason, as we noted in our Fall Preview year, the likes of Daniel Boulud and Alain Ducasse have embraced the genre wholeheartedly. (It’s easier to lure customers into wine bars, and wine is a much higher-profit item than food.) Now Le Cirque has gotten into the act, opening its new wine bar tonight. Says the restaurant’s legendary owner, Sirio Maccioni: “Our new wine lounge is a more casual side of Le Cirque, with chaise longues and where no jackets are required. We wanted to offer something, in our lounge, without all the rigueur of the dining room.” The centerpiece of the wine bar is an immense wine tower, with, according to Maccioni, “20,000 bottles of wine and the right menu to go with it.” Somehow it just doesn’t seem right to go to Le Cirque without a jacket, though — no matter how many bottles of wine they have. Le Cirque wine-bar menu Related: Grape Nuts [NYM]
  47. Back of the House
    Dr. Vino Brings First View of Wine Madhouse TerroirDr. Vino, one of our favorite wine blogs, drops the first images of the newly opened Terroir today. The wine bar owned by Marco Canora and Paul Grieco opened last night, and to judge by the pictures, it hit the ground running. As expected, the place reflects Grieco’s precarious sanity. Writes Dr. Vino: “The wine list is in a three-ring binder, which the designer described to me as being like the school notebook of ‘a 16 year-old boy’s whose obsession is not with cars or girls but obscure grape varieties,’ including one with Aglianico written on it multiple times.” Just wait til they look in the crawlspace! Hipster wine bar, Terroir, now open! Wine by the glass starts at $2.75 [Dr. Vino] Related: What You’ll Eat and Drink at Terroir
  48. Back of the House
    Ron Ciavolino Gives It To You Straight on Wine BarsSometimes you read an interview and immediately you wish you were friends with the subject. Such is the case with Metromix’s 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 they’re giving away something for nothing if they’re charming. I want schmaltz. There’s no schmaltz.” • On the downtown wine scene: “You go to those wine bars in Soho, they’re more bowling alleys — there’s no romance. Everybody’s 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]
  49. NewsFeed
    What You’ll Eat and Drink at Terroir After reading Rob and Robin’s opening this week, we can’t wait to visit Terroir when it opens this weekend (or Monday, if there’s a last-minute construction problem). But what awaits us there? We reached out to the new wine bar’s guiding spirit, Paul Grieco, to see if he could get us a sneak preview of the menu, and possibly a hint of what he had in mind for his wine program. Grieco delivered both — the latter in spades.
  50. NewsFeed
    Terroir Video Reveals the Depth of Paul Grieco’s MadnessAnyone who knows Paul Grieco will tell you that he is patently insane. Final proof, if any were needed, lies in this video promoting his new wine bar, Terroir. Grieco, the co-owner, manager, and wine director of both Hearth and Insieme, is the mad genius of the city’s wine corps, and Terroir is his padded cell and laboratory. The teaser site gives some hint of the white-knuckle wine-geek intensity that courses through Grieco’s veins: Among the vitriolic mottos that flash are “Our wine world is now dominated by over-manipulated, oak-chip-flavored, micro-oxygenated wines that have nothing to do with what Mother Nature, God, or the Cistercian Fathers had in mind” and “To go to Friuli for red wine is like going to Las Vegas and expecting to catch Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.” But to really get a measure of his madness, watch this video. You won’t be sorry. Related: Wine-Geek Heaven on the Way to the East Village
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