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BEVERAGE MEDIA
May 2013
Swine Gets ‘Tappy’
T
he keg has served beers and ciders
admirably for centuries. And now,
good wine has become available by
tap. Says Mariel Goddu, beverage direc-
tor at the West Village Swine restaurant:
“Not only is the quality exceptional, but
there is no waste, making it an amazingly
green option with as little a carbon foot-
print as possible. Wine bottles will never,
and certainly should never, be replaced,
but tap wines offer an opportunity to ex-
pand a list of wines by the glass without
spoilage. There’s no need to worry about
oxidation or corkage since the pressur-
ized keg actually preserves the wine, giv-
ing it a huge shelf life.”
Swine, a comfortable neighborhood
restaurant devoted to all things pig, offers
four tap wines that change seasonally, in
addition to four whites and four reds by
the glass. Right now, there is Gotham
Project’s 2011 Finger Lakes Riesling and
“C&C” 2012 Washington Rosé; Anassa
2011 Moschofilero from Greece; and Katas
2010 Tempranillo, from Terra Alta, Spain.
All are $8 a glass, less than the other glass
selections. During the nightly “Tappy
Hour” prices drop to $6 a glass. Expect to
see more tap wine on the dining scene.
Old + New World Converge
L
’Apicio is the latest Italian venue
from the team of Executive Chef
Gabe Thompson, Beverage Di-
rector Joe Campanale and Partner Au-
gust Cardona that also owns dell’anima,
L’Artusi and Anfora. The twist here is
that the wine list has more of an Ameri-
can accent.
Painting the Town Red (& White & Pink…)
This New Department will Track Wine Trends in NYC Restaurants
BY PATRICIA SAVOIE
NYC
WINE
LIST
N
ew York lives on the cutting edge. New Yorkers like to eat and drink
there, too, as over the years the city has served as a proving ground
for wining and dining concepts. With that spirit in mind, we are happy
to introduce a new department to the magazine, aimed at keeping an
eye on what New York’s creative and resourceful sommeliers and beverage
directors are doing with the fruit of the vine in the Big Apple.
L’Apicio
Del Posto
Swine
No stem
required: The four
wines on tap at
Swine are served
in simple water
glasses.
DEL POSTO WINE TAGS PHOTOGRAPH BY BY JOE VAUGH
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