The history of Italian wine in New York, which has struggled in France’s shadows ever since the dark ages of straw-bottle Chianti, can be divided into two distinct eras: “B.B.” and “A.B.”—or, before and after Babbo. To grasp the full extent of Babbo’s legacy, it’s necessary to imagine a time before Italian wine “happened” in the United States—at least, in any meaningful sense.
Most people visit downtown LA’s Caña Rum Bar intending to order a cocktail. But if you ask bar director Erbin Garcia, that means that they’re missing out. Though his extensively researched Mojito might lead you think otherwise, his goal (counterintuitive as it might seem) is actually to persuade a misinformed public to experience the joys of rum on its own—splash of water optional.
Many competitive wine lovers now hunt down the rare and esoteric rather than Parker 100-pointers, says Zachary Sussman. But in their doomed quest for authenticity, have they merely replaced one form of elitism with another? Of the array of wine bottles amassed on the table of the Chinatown restaurant whose gracious “no corkage” policy makes it a regular destination for sommeliers, journalists, and other wine-industry insiders, one label has attracted our attention.
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