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Need Wine Recommendations for Berns in Tampa

kcnyc Dec 27, 2011 11:24 AM

I am looking for interesting Reds - eiher french, italian or spanish (or other old world) in the 100-150 price range. Can anyone help?

  1. askdrtodd Dec 29, 2011 09:11 PM

    Ask for a server named Jack. He's worked at a number of wine-centric spots and has an excellent palete, and has gotten me in to $50 bottles at Berns that rival a lot of super expensive ones I've had. No need to spend a ton to get a great bottle, you just need to know the right guy. Tell him Todd send you :)

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    1. re: askdrtodd
      herbert1 Jan 2, 2012 04:41 PM

      Was gonna recommend a server named Drew, Great guy, helpful, knowledgeable, been there 30 years.

    2. Veggo Dec 27, 2011 04:40 PM

      Their wine list is like a phone book. Your sommelier will genuinely guide you based on the characteristics you seek - and he won't upsell you. The wine list for the dessert room upstairs is equally impressive.

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      1. re: Veggo
        kcnyc Dec 27, 2011 05:43 PM

        Thank you all. The sommelier was great. We had a 1979 CDP and it was excellent.

        1. re: kcnyc
          LilMsFoodie Jan 5, 2012 04:22 AM

          That Chateau Neuf...it was in your budget that you mentioned? Very nice!!

          1. re: LilMsFoodie
            kcnyc Jan 5, 2012 04:39 AM

            Yes i think it was $120 or so. Go to winebot.tl for my quick review of it. Thank you all for your replies

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        Robert R Dec 27, 2011 04:31 PM

        You might also want to consider ordering "by the glass". Bern's always has a unique offering of wines by the glass. They are one of the few places that might have a 20-30 year old wine or two on their nightly by the glass list. They usually have some nice, high-end reds on their by the glass list. This way, you could sample a few different wines.

        1. rhnault Dec 27, 2011 12:56 PM

          The sommelier will visit your table and you can even tour the cellars.

          1. c
            cfisch Dec 27, 2011 11:50 AM

            the sommelier?!

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