Wine lists. The truth is that I like reading them more than ordering off one.
I don't like the exorbitant markups and limited selections that characterize the majority of wine lists I am faced with, but sometimes a great BYOB option is not on the table. While most of my dining out is, in fact, done BYOB, there are certain situations that call for ordering off the list and the truth of the matter is, that in these situations I am always choosing a restaurant based primarily on what that list has to offer.
After all, if you're going to drop a load of cash on a bottle of wine, it better be good; but beyond that, it better be part of a killer meal. I do have a short list of some spots I've favored in the past and while this is by no means a complete list, it is a start. I am hoping you all can help me fill it out, both in New York as well as in the cities that you know best. Feel free to add your favorites to the comments below, and if you'd like to take it one step further and submit your own selection for inclusion in future editorial features on Snooth, please check out our Editorial Submission page.
— Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth