About this Episode
Robert Tas and sommelier Emily Gutierrez sommelier reviews the wine list at Ruffian, and who better to review it than the restaurant’s sommelier herself. Ruffian has earned many accolades and awards for both the food and the wine. Located in East Village, they offer a great selection of vegetarian cuisine, and a dynamic wine list that provides over 250+ selections by the bottle (including 35+ orange wines) and over 30 wines by the glass. The list includes little-known producers from all over the world – Turkey, Lebanon, Hungary, Solvaki, Croatia, Greece, with super unique choices from all around the world. With so many choices on hand, it’s a good thing Emily is here to help navigate this list.
Wines reviewed include:
2020 Benedek, Hárslevelű “Öregtőkék”, Mátra, Hungary
2021 Ocho “How Do U Feel?” Chinuri / Kakheti, Georgia
2019 Heinrich “Naked” Blaufrankisch Blend / Burgenland, Austria