We always advise, if you want great wine, especially if you are new to the game, to find a great wine merchant. Someone who will listen, understand your taste, and offer a bottle or three that will fit your budget and occasion. May we recommend Hortense Bernard.
The Wine: Three Fabulous Bordeauxs
The Food: Delightful Small Bites by Craig Hopkins, Chef, Beautique
The Places: Bordeaux, FR; Millesima NY on the Upper East Side & Beautique, NYC.