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Daniel Johnnes

  1. Magnums
    There’s Going to Be a $3,000, ‘All-Magnum’ Wine Dinner atAlthough there’s plenty to go around, “guests are also invited to bring a magnum (or two) from their cellars to share.”
  2. Chef Shuffle
    Colin Alevras Leaves DBGB for MomofukuThe Tasting Room chef turned beverage director is switching from Boulud to Chang.
  3. Trimmings
    Will Bar Boulud’s Tasting Table Be the New Oenophile Pickup Spot? As Bar Boulud recovers from its private blowout last night and readies for its January 8 opening, they’ll be taking extra care to wipe down the fifteen-seat “tasting table in the round” — soon to be the site of many a “wine orgy,” if you believe the restaurant rep. Made of white oak (to give it that new-wine-barrel smell), the table is fourteen feet in diameter, built by Aveum of Mexico City, and designed by Thomas Schlesser. The table is modeled after eighteenth- and nineteenth-century negotiation negociant tables where businessmen served drinks to potential clients.