It can be hard to find a good deal on wine in New York City. We’re reminded that not all wine is created equal when we wander the aisles of a liquor store, but how is it possible to get a sense of the good stuff versus the bad stuff? And when you're deciding on a bottle from a restaurant's wine list, how do you know if the steep price tag is worth it? We found a restaurant in Manhattan’s Upper West Side that takes the price issue out of the equation.
Every Monday and Tuesday, Domain NYC, a modern American restaurant, is offering any bottle of wine on its menu for half-price as a way to introduce diners to its expansive wine selection, curated by sommelier Richard Bill, who has worked in some of New York City's top restaurants.
Ordering half-price bottles of wine might not seem that special, but it certainly got our attention when we saw what was on the list. A $98 bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel, Rhone '10 can be enjoyed for only $49 — that kind of deal doesn’t come around often enough. The wine list is extensive and creative, and there are many bottles on offer that would pair well with items like the New York strip steak and short rib duo served with carrot-citrus purée, brown butter potatoes, and roasted garlic jus. If a bottle seems like too much, there’s always the option of the $10 flight Domain NYC offers.
The entire wine list is impressive, which makes the deal that much more appealing. Wine newcomers will be thrilled with the simplicity of the list while veterans have the pleasure of enjoying some of their traditional favorites for a reduced price. It’s a great opportunity to get out in New York and experience all the great wines the city has to offer. There’s no telling what your taste buds might declare their new favorite.