I'm 34 yrs old and have been working in the restaurant industry for the last 21 years. Currently, I am the front of house manager at Gracie's in Providence, RI. (Graciesprov.com)
My current interests in wine include Ribera Del Duero, Clare Valley Riesling, wines of New England and Long Island, NY, Austrian reds like St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch, beautiful red Burgundies both delicate and deep structured styles, Tuscan Sangiovese and anything that is bang for the buck and food friendly.
I buy a lot of my wine from WTSO.com or from local wine distributors. I would most definitely be interested in comparing tasting notes on WTSO purchases.
Now, let's get drinkin'!
Be gentle. It's my first time.
- Reply by outthere, Apr 13.
3 days and no replies. Is that gentle enough? ;)
I'm a Caliphilie here so all your suggestions are ferin' to me. You'll have lots of company here though. This forum tends to generate people with very diverse palates. Welcome to Snooth Stephen. We used to have another Stephen here who was a Somm in SF and yet another who was a number cruncher from down under. Haven't seen them around in years.
- Reply by JonDerry, Apr 13.
Welcome to the forum...it's easy to miss these introduction posts as they come in waves.
I'm very interested in red Burgundy as well, and manage to have some Tuscans around from time to time. Really red Burg and Piemonte have been my focus lately. My latest focus in Burgundy has been with Chambertin...Fourrier and Bachelet are a couple producers I plan to experiment with next. Also interested to try some Clare Valley Rieslings, any recommendations?
- Reply by gregt, Apr 13.
And BTW, WTSO has some pretty good deals if you know the wines well enough to know when to take advantage.
- Reply by zufrieden, Apr 13.
That's a gentle sybarite thee. You do have a slightly varied palate, though, what with the likes of those pseudo-Burgundy varieties like St. Laurent and South Australian Riesling. You may wish (if you have not already done so) compare some of the Clare Rieslings with those grown in New England, or, if you wish to go the source, elect to buy some Mosel or Rhine wines. There are too many to choose from to list here, but try looking at the matter in terms of price and see where the quality to price ratio takes you.
- Reply by EMark, Apr 14.
Welcome Stephen. We look forward to your comments. Especially, from your perspective as a hospitality professional.
I visited the Gracie's website, and it looks like an excellent restaurant. Being a left coaster, it is unlikely that I will be visiting, sad to say. I have to ask a couple questions though. I could not find a wine list at the web site. Did I miss it? Also, whose idea was to use the white and power blue font colors on the grey background? I made it very difficult to read on the screen of my laptop PC. Then, again I am a pensioner from California. Probably not your target demographic. ;-)
- Reply by dvogler, Apr 14.
The menu looks great (I mean the items). I scoured the site for a wine list as EMark mentioned he couldn't find it. Came up empty. (Go easy on this guy William Djubin!! :) )