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Sam Hohl, certified sommelier, and Robert Tas explore the wine list at One White Street located in Tribeca, New York City. This neighborhood restaurant serves seasonally-inspired dishes and exciting wines from Wine Director Tyler Potts' curated list. Sam reviews a few stellar bottles and offers pairing suggestions to enhance the wine and the cuisine. 

Wines reviewed include:

  • 2019 Baily A, Grape Republic, Japan

  • 2020 Chalmers Heathcote Greco, Australia

  • 2019 Thalvin 'Syrocco,” Morocco

Transcript: One White Street

One White Street

RT: Hello and welcome to CorkRules! 

A podcast where, in each episode, we will review a wine list from your favorite restaurants. I’m your host Robert Tas along with Samantha Hohl, certified sommelier.

Hello Sam, it’s great to be back together for another episode.

SH: Hi Robert!

RT: Before we jump in, let’s talk about CorkRules.

We created CorkRules to demystify wine lists because we know from experience, that sometimes when we get that list handed to us, well… it can be intimidating, and even a little daunting.

Our aim is to help prepare you to navigate that list, find those hidden gems, or value wines or that special bottle that will take your dining experience over the top.

RT: So, sit back and listen as we review your favorite wine list.

RT: Today we are talking about One White Street.


One White Street is located in Tribeca, New York City and features globally inspired dishes that rotate with the seasons. They’re serving up their dishes alongside craft cocktails and a curated wine list that has plenty of choices to compliment their seasonal dishes.

Sam, I can’t wait to hear what do you think of their wine list?

Where to start

This wine list is such a blast to read through. It’s separated by the different wine styles, but then there are sections under short descriptions. For example under the white wine section, there will be a category called “Floral and Fragrant” or under reds another called “Rounded and Fruit Forward.” Then the wines are further categorized by country or region. This way of laying out the list gives the feel of reading a map. You can follow the directions that get you where you want to go- maybe somewhere familiar, or maybe somewhere totally new to you!

Okay, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about the 2019 Baily A from Grape Republic. Grape Republic is a natural wine producer out of Japan!  This is a red wine made from 100% Muscat Baily A which is a grape variety created in Japan in 1927. The grapes are large with thin skins and are ideal for making these light red wines. This bottle is going to have bright red fruit notes, lots of berry and a delicate candied aroma. It’s also going to have lots of great acid, so it’s this fun playful glass to drink. It would also be super delicious alongside the fennel-crusted duck with toasted hazelnuts and black garlic.

Value Bottle

If you’re looking for an affordable bottle to go with your meal the

2020 Chalmers Heathcote Greco from Australia would be a great option.  Chalmer’s winery is located in Victoria, Australia and they have experimented with many different grape types to see what grows the best in their warm, dry region. After growing various types of grapes Chalmers honed in some of the Italian varietals, which is what brings us to this bottle of Greco di Tufo. Greco is a fuller-bodied white wine, with lots of acid and freshness. Because of the warmer growing conditions, this bottle is going to burst with lots of ripe fruit flavors like apple, lemon and quince. Its bigger flavors, fuller body and high acid make this a great match with food. Try it with the bass and snapper ceviche with the horseradish Leche de Tigre and Asian pears to make all these beautiful fruit and acid flavors pop.

If you’re looking for a red that fits in your budget, and something a little unusual, I’d go for the 2019 Thalvin 'Syrocco.” The name says it all, a  Syrah from Morocco! Winemaker Alain Graillot is known for his Syrah from the Northern Rhone Valley in France, but while vacationing in the Zenata region of Morocco he was on a bike ride with a friend when they stumbled upon an overgrown and seemingly abandoned plot of Syrah. Alain purchased the plot and began making wines from the 100-year-old vines. The warm temperatures mixed with the coastal influence provide depth and freshness to this bottle. You’ll get notes of jammy blue fruit, green pepper, and slight smoke. It would stand up beautifully to the bold flavors of the Foie Gras and Pastrami with pickled mustard.


When I’m thinking celebration or a special bottle, I think of something that’s going to unfold as I drink it, and tell me a story that continues with each sip. For this type of bottle, I was drawn to the Galicia section. Here there are 7 different vintages of Emilio Rojo Ribeiro offered. Per the name, Emilio Rojo is a white wine from Ribeiro in the Galicia region of Spain. It’s made from ancient varietals, primarily Treixadura. This is a fun section highlighting how the same wine made in seven different years will vary due to what the growing season was like in a particular year, especially in regions that are less predictable with weather. The bottle is also going to vary depending on where it’s at in its stage of aging, which can bring totally different notes and flavors to the party. This wine is known for its notes of citrus, herbs, blossom and stone, and depending on how old the bottle is you’ll experience different flavors coming through. If you choose the oldest vintage it will have more concentrated flavors. You’re going to get less of the citrusy notes and more fuller fruit and floral qualities. The younger bottles will have fresh fruit notes, bright acidity along with herbaceous and mineral qualities. For a special evening, I’d go for the 2013 bottle, which will have those herb notes, along with stone and white fruit. It will bring a nice balance of those rounded aged flavors as well as fresher fruit tones. I’d have this with the Grilled Monk Chop, since that fish will hold up to wine with age on it. Altogether that’s going to make for a fantastic evening.

RT: Sam Thank you so much for all your great suggestions and helping us navigate One White Street’s wine list. I can’t wait to go try them myself. 

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And finally, drink what you love and please make sure you drink responsibly.


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