Patrick Cappiello is into big wine lists, sabering Champagne, and Renegade Wine Dinners. He cut his teeth at Tribeca Grill and continued to work at hallowed wine meccas like Veritas and Gilt. He eventually went on to consult and ultimately become a partner and Wine Director at Pearl and Ash in NYC, the same group soon opened Rebelle in the same neighborhood. We’ll talk to Patrick about the current state of the wine and restaurant business, social media, big, but thoughtful, approachable wine lists, Rebelle, La Paulee and 40 Oz.

What are you drinking now?

Whole cluster Syrah from the Norther Rhone, Darde and Ribo and Piere Gonon. Also Pax , Wind Gap and White Rose from the US.

Favorite wine and food pairing?

Cab Franc from the Chinon and Touraine in France, like Baudry or Raffault and pork shoulder.

Favorite wine restaurant or bar?

Compagnie, NYC

Ten Bells, NYC

Favorite all time wine?

1990 Leroy Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Burgundy

Best wine under $15? 

Red- Maconnais and Cote Chalonnaise from France and Chilean reds

White- Muscadet

Favorite bands and albums?

Bowie, Hunky Dory, Nirvana, Nevermind, Pearl Jam, Ten, Smashing Pumpkins

Weekly Wine Sip: 

2003 Rochioli Estate Grown Chardonnay and 2016 Forty Ounce Muscadet

Retails for around $13-16

Loved Both

Sam Benrubi