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Restaurants offering wine suggestions

autumntiger Jan 10, 2010 08:32 PM

My husband and I had been to Acquerello a few years ago and the wine director gave us wonderful suggestions of wine to pair with some of the dishes. I'd love to find some other restaurants with that kind of service. We don't necessarily want to order the tasting menu with the wine pairings but we do want advice on a glass of wine that would complement the dish.

If there are some restaurants in a slightly lower price range that someone has had service such as this, I'd love to hear about it but any suggestions welcome. Thank you.

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    mrs bacon RE: autumntiger Jan 11, 2010 09:29 AM

    Shelly Lindgren at A16 is that kind of person; we always put ourselves in her hands and are never disappointed. Although I am a bit of a wine geek, I'm not too proud to admit holes in my knowledge, and Italy is one of those.

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      SLRossi RE: mrs bacon Jan 12, 2010 08:26 AM

      Ditto this. She's also always picked excellent wines at price points below what I'd pick on my own. Gotta love that.

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        Amy G RE: SLRossi Jan 12, 2010 10:19 AM

        Her whole sommelier staff is great. Was worried during a recent splurge at SPQR because she was not there, but the bartender/sommelier totally took care of us. She does a great job at replicating herself via well trained people.

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          autumntiger RE: Amy G Jan 13, 2010 12:53 PM

          Thank you for the suggestion-Hadn't thought about A16.

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