New York wine bars may be a dime a dozen but everyone has their own personal favorites. I went to visit a few of mine this weekend and shared the experience with friends.
I had visitors in town and led them on a long tour of New York. We went on the Circle Line – the long tour, watched fire works, walked on the rivers, walked across the Brooklyn bridge and on the promenade as well as all around the city. Of course, I also ate and drank a lot, in other words, a holiday.
Among my travels were visits to a couple of wine bars/restaurants that I want to mention. One in the East Village is called Via della Pace. I am not sure if it is related to the beautiful bar of the same name in Rome on Via della Pace but I imagine it is. I had a lovely Dolcetto.
Another bar I really love is Bar Jamon. A friend is a long time member of the staff at the bar so perhaps it is just nice to be in a place where you know someone but I think the exquisite Pata Negra also has something to do with it. I drank too much Rose’ made from the Tempranillo grape. The wine was called Quinta Clarisa and is made by Belondrade y Lurton. The entire experience was appealing and shall be repeated shortly.
If like me you are sometimes stranded in New York on a staycation, take advantage of these two spots that can bring you close to the Mediterranean without taxing your wallet too much. I bet you won’t be disappointed.
If, instead you want to bring some Spanish wine home, I discovered that PJ Wine in Inwood has a huge and inexpensive selection.