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About this Episode

Certified sommelier, wine editor at Wine Spirits magazine, and wine educator Alissa Bica joins Robert Tas for this episode of CorkRules where Alicia explores the 2000 bottle wine list of Per Se, a serene and intimate restaurant with spectacular views of Central Park and Columbus Circle, and a wine list that highlights a collection of older wines as well as limited quantity wines from small producers. In addition to recommending stellar wines on the menu, Alissa also explains what second wines are, and why value wines should not be overlooked or undervalued. 


Wines reviewed include:

  • 2012 Dom Perignon and 2015 Echo de Lynch-Bauges by the glass
  • 2019 Domaine Chavy Martin Puligny-Montrachet half bottle
  • 2019 Cristom, "Mt. Jefferson Cuvee," Eola-Amity Hills half bottle
Transcript: Per Se

Per Se

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 Alissa Bica, certified sommelier, contributing editor at Wine and Spirits magazine and wine educator.

Hello Alissa, it’s great to have you on CorkRules.

AB: Hi Robert! Great to be here.

RT: Before we start let’s talk a little CorkRules. We created CorkRules to demystify wine lists because we know from experience they can daunting and intimidating. Like the one we are going to review today...

Our aim is to help prepare you to have an amazing experience by finding those hidden gems, or value wines or that special bottle that will take your dining experience over the top.

So today we are talking an icon in high-end dining by none other than Thomas Keller. We are talking about Per Se located in the Columbus circle area near CP.

This place is what culinary experiences are all about.

So, Alissa, I can’t wait to hear how we tackle an intimidating place like this and have the right wines to complement our tasting menu experience.

Wines discussed include:

2012 Dom Perignon and 2015 Echo de Lynch-Bauges by the glass

2019 Domaine Chavy Martin Puligny-Montrachet half bottle

2019 Cristom, "Mt. Jefferson Cuvee," Eola-Amity Hills half bottle


2009 Diamond Creek, 'Volcanic Hill, " Napa Valley half bottle

1973 Karthäuserhof, "Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg, Sang" full bottle riesling

2018 O'Shaughnessy full bottle cab

2012 Le Macchiole, "Messorio"

RT: Alissa, thank you so much for being our guide and helping us navigate Per Se’s amazing wine list. I can’t wait to go and do a tasting menu and try all your great suggestions! To our audience, thank you all for joining us here on CorkRules.

If you would like us to review one of your favorite restaurants, please send us email to:

Info@corkrules.com or visit our web website where we have a request form available and we will do our best to get it in the queue as quickly as possible.

We are looking forward to being with you on another CorkRules episode soon. In the meantime, please check out our website for other episodes of your favorite restaurant wine lists.

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




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