If you read VinePair, you know that we love to pair cheap fast food with fine wines. Since no fast food chain in America allows you to bring in your own bottle (as far as we know), when we drink while eating fast food, it’s always takeout. We’re not holding our breath on corkage fees at Wendy’s, but […]
New York City has a rich culinary history, owing both to its age and the waves of immigrants who have settled there over the centuries. In the late eighteenth century, the Sons of Liberty plotted revolution in Fraunces Tavern. In the late nineteenth century, Delmonico’s introduced à la carte fine dining to America. Speakeasies, nightclubs and extravagant […]
Unlike many “celebrity” winemakers, the wine business is nothing new to chef Fabio Viviani. You may recognize the well-established chef from his appearances on Top Chef, his work as a restaurateur, or from The New York Times bestseller list for Fabio’s Italian Kitchen. Viviani truly started from the bottom.
Whether it’s haute cuisine or late night bar snacks, there’s no denying beer and food are meant to go together. It’s always fun to try beer and food pairings at home, but what about dining at an actual craft brewery? The amazing reality is that there’s no limit to the number of craft breweries serving up […]
Sommellerie can seem to be an especially elite and glamorous field, one that’s somehow devoid of the typical challenges facing service industry workers. From the outside, it is easy to overlook the reality that the job of a sommelier is still within the service industry, with labor-intensive duties and hours that often go deep into […]
Visiting a winery is a fantastic activity, but after all that wine tasting, you’re probably going to be extremely hungry. While lots of wineries provide snacks and even boxed lunches you can purchase, some go the extra mile by having a restaurant on site, and many of these restaurants are half of the reason to […]
It’s all going so well. You Yelped the place and it has the right amount of stars and positive reviews. You hear it has a stellar wine list and although you are not a connoisseur, you are confident that the staff will be ready and willing to guide you through the selection process without making […]
Spring has sprung! The snow has melted here in NYC and we’re getting cautiously excited about warmer days and nights ahead. Soon we’ll open our windows and let in the breezy fifty, sixty and seventy degree weather, enjoying that coveted time of year when we don’t need to re-install our air conditioners…yet. You can feel […]
On our first date, my ex-boyfriend took me out for a fancy Italian dinner. After he ordered us a bottle of wine to share, he quickly scanned the wine list and was disappointed to find that the bottles were not miraculously at a lower price point than the stuffy Upper East Side locale would suggest.