An Interview with Patrick Cappiello

Levi Dalton talks to a wine great


Levi Dalton has been busy tracking down the best wine directors and sommeliers of New York City. Today, he speaks with the master of one of the city’s finest and most renowned cellars: Patrick Cappiello, director of wines & spirits for Gilt restaurant in New York’s Place Hotel. From what’s happening in the wine world to some of his favorite wines, Patrick lets loose for a fascinating and revealingly casual conversation with Levi.

GILT at The New York Palace Hotel
455 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022
p : (212) 891.8100

A Passion for Chablis

Find out where Patrick's passion lies among the classic offerings of Gilt's wine list. Indeed, the Chablis section of Gilt's list is one of its strongest sections, and one of the best in the nation. Found out what Patrick thinks of R&V Dauvissat and which is his preferred Cru!

On Wine Philanthropy

Who are some of the people who helped you to build your base, and what does the career path of a wine director look like? Patrick reveals his history, explains some of his motivations and tells of his interpretation of one of my pet projects: wine philanthropy!

Trending Wine Conversations

What's happening in the wine world? Find out what trends and conversations in the world of wine are important to Patrick today. From terroir to sustainability, Patrick discusses some of the implications of these trends and where he sees leaders emerging.

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Find out who influenced Patrick and his palate. See what continues to influence his tastes and who he sees as the stars of the coming decades.

Plans for the Coming Year

Find out what Patrick plans for the coming years and learn where he thinks he has real latitude to explore new wines. Sommeliers "get stuck in a rut" sometimes, hear how Patrick plans to keep both himself and the Gilt wine list fresh and pertinent.

The Complete Interview

Part 1 of Levi Dalton's interview with Gilt Wine & Spirits Driector Patrick Capiello.

Part 2

Part 2 of Levi Dalton's interview with Gilt Wine & Spirits Driector Patrick Capiello.

Part 3

Part 3 of Levi Dalton's interview with Gilt Wine & Spirits Director Patrick Cappiello.

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