WINE LIST ANALYSIS
Wine – A fermented product of grapes. The typical grapes we consumers know about are our green grapes pitted or seedless and the same thing with our red grapes. Come to find out, there are a variety of 700 grapes and counting around the world and these grapes are specialized in the process of producing wines. Those grapes produce wines that are red, white, rose (pink) and sometimes orange. Some wines are cheap and some are very expensive depending on how it was processed, the vintage year, soils, and the aging of the wine. Customers drink wine for celebrations, some consumers do it for the cultures, pairing with a meal, and for relaxation. The famously known countries for making wine are in France and Italy and it is bottled, and sold around the world. Little do people know, there are wines made from Germany, Portugal, New Zealand, Africa, and Asia. I fell upon two restaurants with a wine line from almost every country.
The Blue Ribbon Brasserie is a casual, comfortable restaurant with many locations in the New York area such as Brooklyn, SoHo Manhattan, and Las Vegas. The Blue Ribbon Brasserie located in Brooklyn, Park Slope is a family-friendly version of Soho’s locations with a lively night twist. Their menu has a little bit of proteins, and meats, but it truly favored seafood as their main dish. With a menu such as there’s, I’m sure the consumer would like a glass or a bottle of wine for their meal. The wines list for Blue Ribbon Brasserie is fairly short; two pages to be exact. The wine list contains a full page of red wine, a full page of white wine with four options of rose. What I noticed about this establishment was that the majority of the wines they are selling was from Spain and Italy. The wine list showed the name of the grape, the grape’s region, along with the price per glass and per bottle. The wine list also had some wines from France, California, and Argentina.
Batard is a five-star modern European restaurant that’s located in Tribeca NY. Batard restaurant advertised their expensive list of 800 wines from around the world. The wine list contains 54 pages and within each page, it has an introduction of each wine from each country, with the region, year, and cru of the wine. Bartard wines has a page of bargain burgundy which is the top 20 wines of our burgundies that is priced for $80 or less. Rully Premier CRU ‘GRÉSIGNYG’ michel briday 2014 was one of the wines that was advertised for the price of $72 dollars. What I admire about Batard is that they have a background summary which explains the appellation control statement (AOC), a brief summary about the vineyard, posted pictures, and explained in depth the grape and the flavor of the wine. “The dense and flavorful Aligoté is not to be overlooked, nor is the Domaine’s reference-point Passetoutgrains, a deft and delicious blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir, all from the village of Nuits”. (Page 4 Wine Selection). The wine list showed all the regions in Chablis, Champagne, Burgundy, Cote D’or, Beaujolais, and the list goes on. With Batard restaurant, it shows the importance in their wines and where it was produced in its country.
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