Shana Speaks Wine

Wine Journalist, Copywriter, and Marketing Consultant

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'inoteca's Last Days

While I'm working on recaps of the tastings from the past couple of weeks (Benvenuto Brunello, Vinitaly/Slow Wine and Tre Bicchhieri) I wanted to post this sad news as a public service announcement:  'inoteca on the Lower East Side is closing after 11 years after service on Saturday night.  Farewell, bruschetta and truffle egg toast.  Your pioneering ways will be sorely missed.


Truffle egg toast, photo by

Truffle egg toast, photo by

 But wait, there is a bit of a silver lining!

The restaurant is offering most of their reserve wine list at special prices.  I'm talking La Spinetta Barolos and Barbarescos.  '01 Brunellos for about a Benjamin.  Lots of goodies to be had.

You can thank me for this important notice by letting me have a glass (or two) from whatever bottles you get.  

Keep tasting!