Avenue C in Manhattan’s East Village isn’t the first place one might expect to find the first-ever all tap wine bar in New York City. Yet situated directly in the middle of the block between Sixth and Seventh Streets sits Lois, a quaint, inviting wine bar that serves all its wine from kegs.
Last week, we discussed what to do when you’re at a wine bar and the server or somm brings you your small pour of wine. We figured out what to do when you like your wine, but what about when you don’t? First and foremost: relax. Second of all, take advice from our resident chief […]
Last week, we talked about how to tackle a huge wine list. This week, Keith Beavers, owner and beverage director of In Vino, is here to talk about something else that intimidates diners: tasting your wine when it arrives. When the somm or server brings the bottle to your table, what exactly is the proper etiquette? […]
It’s a great time to be a wine explorer: there are more styles to try than we know what to do with, wine snobbery is fading, and, best of all, wine bars are popping up left and right. Wine bars are perfect for getting yourself out of your drinking comfort zone and trying a large […]
Going out to dinner and enjoying a glass of wine or two is an awesome way to spice up the mundanity of a week or celebrate the weekend. Many restaurants, especially Italian restaurants like staff favorite In Vino, offer both a delicious variety of plates and wines. The problem is, while ordering food comes pretty […]
Wine has played an important role in the world. It has been involved in ceremony, tradition and celebration since the beginning of recorded history — and even before that. With Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans spreading wine grapes throughout Europe and beyond, it’s not a surprise that they would create places specifically to imbibe these libations.
I wasn’t sure if this was a date. Yes, We’d done the usual song and dance but we could just be “hanging out.” It was 2013 after all. What I did know was that this ambiguity was leading me toward finishing half a bottle of cheap Riesling while straightening my hair.
It all began on a dreary, rainy Saturday. I have stops to make in preparation for my boyfriend’s mother’s birthday celebration (my guy is running around crazed tying up loose ends for the impending television premiere of his documentary within the next week). I love his mom so I also want to pick up a […]
I first met the man I would eventually marry when I was a freshman in high school. Back then I just saw him as one of my brother’s best friends. Years later, I came to think of him as “the one” after a fateful night at a little wine bar is Lancaster, PA . . […]