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The Ten Bells is a modern Italian wine bar that has a collection of the best wines from France and Italy. One might find the likes of the Le Petit Chemin 10 "Benoit Courault", Fleury "Siecle d'Or" Brut and the Contadino 8 "Franck Cornelliseen" written with chalk on the menu. Certain wines are only available by the bottle. There are a selection of oysters and crabs to relish along with the regular bar food consisting of charcuterie and sandwiches. The olives especially taste great with the wine. The bar has a very cozy feel to it with the dim lighting adding to the appeal. The staff also give good suggestions regarding the apt choice of wine.
With a white chalkboard announcing the daily specials, Lelabar is a stylish wine bar in the West Village that offers a generous variety of wines to sample. The bar is designed in an oval shape with tables running all around. There is iron work, glass and dim lighting for added effect. The sommeliers are knowledgeable and a boon to the uninitiated with good suggestions for the beverage. Wine tasting events also take place regularly. The bar food consists of simple snacks like panini and Brie. The wine list features 150 wines with the likes of Spanna, Gamay and Tempranillo.
Got a date fixed and planning on the venue? You have to consider this tranquil bar, which was a Turkish antique shop prior to its bar status. The decor is in green and red with a few old urns (Turkish of course) put up in nooks and corners. The bar can pour you about 60 kinds of wine. Avid eaters can go for the Lebni, which is almost yogurt with a lot of cheese. Only don't stuff too much of it, as there is no Turkish bath to relax.
Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar located in Midtown, provides a perfect fine-dining experience focusing solely on chocolate and wine. With an impressive selection of wines and champagnes, Ayza has something to delight every palate. If you have no knowledge of wines, fear not as they are happy to organize an intimate wine tasting and food pairing for your visit. With perfect decor that is elegant and classy yet at the same time cozy, and the perfect combination of exquisite wine and chocolate, Ayza has a sensual ambiance perfect for a romantic evening. Be sure to try their famed White Truffle Pizza and sip on a Chocolate Martini if you are not in the mood for wine. Visit their website for more details on special events like Couples Night, Girls Night Out and others.
Located right in the heart of trendy Williamsburg lies the Brooklyn Winery. The founders decided to start the winery after noticing the almost total lack of wineries in Brooklyn, and the rest is history. In fact, the Brooklyn Winery is only the second full-service facility for winemaking in all of New York's boroughs. The winery offers tours of the facility, which last 30 minutes and are followed by a 30 minute tasting session. Or if you're more of a self-guided wine drinker, just head to the tasting room and sample to your heart's content.
Sofia Wine Bar and Cafe is touted as Midtown's best restaurant. Serving pizzas and panini along with a raw bar offering tuna, oysters, shrimp and clams, Sofia Wine Bar and Cafe also has an extensive wine list of 80 international varieties. The wine is carefully looked after and kept in containers with wine sealers. There are 25 types of beer too. The venue has a classic feel to it with red walls and chic furnishings. The minimalistic decor also adds to the elegant appeal.
A cozy neighborhood wine bar, Brook Vin serves classic wine that can be savored at leisure. One can sit comfortably in the garden and savor the beverages with friends, or have a quiet meal alone. It has a fine list of red and white wine including specimens like the peachy Shooting Star Aligoté and the Château de Caladroy “Les Schistes.” While one can buy by the glass or bottle, the concept of buying a half bottle is also entertained at this venue. Thus, one has more freedom to experiment and explore the various wines on display, without too much trouble of finishing it. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful, often suggesting suitable wines. Food is also served here.
Since Casellula's arrival onto the New York dining scene, cheese and wine are no longer a stiff suit-and-tie affair. Walk in wearing your favorite jeans and brace yourself for delectable cheese platters. Over 40 cheeses from across the world are beautifully paired with fresh seasonal purees, pickles, charcuterie, honey, candies, cakes and more. Add to this delicious panini and flat-bread as well as an impressive wine and beer list. From fresh and blue to washed and bloomy, they've got all your cheesey cravings covered.
Ardesia is a popular wine bar that has a patio with brightly colored flowers where one can spend a warm evening. There are around 30 wines to choose from, categorized into Old World and New World. The food is freshly prepared at the venue and consists of charcuterie, cheese and imaginative snacks to increase the appeal of the wine. Spend a lovely evening under the stars, amidst brightly colored flowers, with a glass of wine in hand.
Kaia was opened with the aim to popularize the owner's native place, as Kaia means "home" in Africa. This simple yet rustic wine bar offers a plethora of wines by the glass, most of which are predominantly South African. There is an extensive beer list too. The Coopers Sparkling Ale from Australia and New Zealand's Tuatara are good beer choices from the menu. From the wine list, Hercules deserves a mention too. The food is a scrumptious mix of sliders, pancakes and Boboties- minced meat with eggs.