Amanda Smeltz worked wine at April Bloomfield’s John Dory and The Breslin, spent over 4 years building the wine program at Roberta’s in Bushwick, and is now the Head Sommelier at Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud. We talk to Amanda about restaurant wine lists, under appreciated wine regions and styles, and what to drink now.

What are you drinking now? 

Gut Oggau from Austria

Favorite wine and food pairing?

Vin jaunes from the Jura region of France and oysters

Favorite wine restaurant or bar?

Rouge Tomate, NYC

Walrus and the Carpenter, Seattle

Terroir, NYC

Brunette, Hudson, NY

Favorite all time wine?

1998 Noel Verset Cornas, France

Best wine under $15? 

Red: Barbera D'Asti or Alba from the Piedmont section of Italy

White: Kunstler Riesling, Germany

Weekly Wine Sip: 

2015 Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof Riesling from Mosel, Germany, $15-17

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