Wine analysis

Robin Singh

Wine Analysis


New York is world widely known for one of the most tourist visited places in the whole world. One of the reason being is because of its hospitality industry. When it comes to restaurants, New York has a reputation of having one of the best fine dine in restaurants in the world. Not only do these luxurious restaurants serve the best food, but they’re also popular for their alcoholic beverages.

Wine is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world, not just New York. People drink wine for several reasons. One of the reasons is because they enjoy the wine pairing with specific foods. Other reasons are because of the history and traditions of wine, to enhance special moments with wine or they drink it for several health benefits.

Two restaurants that I picked to compare are Gabriel Kreuther and 21 Club. Chef Gabriel has a reputation of one of the top chefs in NYC for running his restaurant. Gabriel Kreuther offers a variety of wines. Although the prices are slightly high, the wine however is affordable. On the other hand, 21 Club is known for serving top notch wines.

Gabriel Kreuther offers a list of red and white wines. The wine list includes the producer, grape variety, country, year and the price. The wine prices listed on the menu were for a glass each. The price of each glass of white wine ranged from $17 to $40. The price of the red wines ranged from $17 to $36. The restaurant also offers a rose wine and an orange wine. The prices for those were about $18-$19 a glass. The menu for the wines is not extremely big but it is displayed nicely.

21 Club offers lots of wines. The wine menu is extremely big. The wines listed in the menu are offered by half bottle and full bottle prices. The wine list also displays the year, grape variety country. There were many types of white wines listed in the menu. The white and red wines were shown differently by the name of the region. Some wines listed in the menu were extremely expensive and some wines were sold for $60 and under for the full bottle prices.

After comparing the wine menu for both restaurants, it is known that both fine dine-in restaurants offer great wines. Although the prices of the wines are bit expensive, the quality and the display of serving the wine covers that up.

Wine Analysis

I always enjoy having a good wine paired with my meal when dining out. However a wine list may draw people crazy, so do I when I haven’t started studying wine. Two wine lists, from a fine-dining restaurant and a casual dining restaurant, will be analysed and compared in this essay.

The River Cafe is Michelin-starred fine-dining restaurant located in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It offers a New American cuisine menu and stunning view of the Manhattan skyline. Roberta’s, has three locations in the city, also serves New American cuisine. It is famous for its oven baked pizza, topped with vegetables from their own rooftop garden. Both wine lists of the two restaurants can be found online.                          

There is a great selection in River Cafe. They listed every wine very clearly by separating the style, serving size and country, followed by the region. You can find champagne, sparkling, rose, Porto, Madeira, sherry, fortified, white and red wine. Wines are from France, Italy, North America, Germany, New York State, Austria, Spain, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Greece. Glass of wine is priced from $15 to $120. Bottle of wine is priced from $44 to $8700. Roberta also serves great variety wines. The wine list is also arranged well by the style and country. You can find sparking, champagne, white, orange, rose and red. Wines are from France, Italy, America, Austria, Germany and Spain. Glass of wine is priced from $12 to $17. Bottle of wine is priced from $42 to $300.

Both wine lists provided a wide selection of wine from different places. In both lists, each wine listed is introduced by description of brand, grape variety, region, country and vintage. I observed two differences. On the left hand side on the River Cafe’s wine list, there is a number written before each wine listed but I didn’t see this happen on Roberta’s wine list. I am guessing the River Cafe really has a huge selection of wine or they rotate different wines frequently. Hence, a series of code numbers is created for better management. River Cafe also serves half bottle sparkling, white and red wine while Roberta’s doesn’t. I am not too sure how it works before. I searched it up and learnt that it is like a mini-bottle, 375mL, which looks like dessert wine. In the process of comparing two wine lists, the word “magnums” appealed a few times. I also searched it up and learnt that it means a size of 1.5L.  



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