Wine has been around humans from the moment homosapinas were able to ferment and realize the full potential of what small little grapes can do with a little bit of help.As the decades come about we see not only fine dining establishments accompany their exquisite food with wine , but also casual dining restaurants.One very known Michelin star location is the River Cafe where we have a sommelier who even teaches at Citytech. On the other hand we have Blue Ribbon as a casual restaurant.
The River Cafe is located near the riverside of the Brooklyn Bridge. It is known for its wonderful view of the sky-liners, boats passing by and the sunset as the day goes on.Open in 1977, the elegant location with a strict dress code has lived up to its reputation of having a Michelin star.The wine selection that they have is extensive and is quite renowned for having some of the most sought after wine around the world. Blue Ribbon has been open for over 26 years and allows their location to contribute with their aesthetics.If you were to Google Blue Ribbon you would see that they are known for being wide awake at 3am for a bite which helped its reputation.
The wine list is not as extensive as The River Cafe but does come with a nice list for people to choose from.Unlike the River Cafe that has a list that runs over 10 pages , Blue Ribbon has a nice little selection of 4 pages.Both of the wine lists tells the consumer the location where the wine was from, the year that it was created and what type of grape that was used. The River Cafe listing has a higher price range which as little as $25 but can go as high as 9,000.Comparing that to Blue Ribbon which goes from $8 dollars for a glass up to $100 the price difference can speak up for the rarity or quality of the wine.Something else that I noticed was that they separated the type of wines that they have from white,red,spirit, and sparkling.These wine list makes sure to compliment what both restaurants seems to be mainly serving.This makes it easier for the guest to make a choice that accommodates what they are ordering to eat also. These restaurant have different standards but makes sure that they are equipped with wine that can help better their restaurant.