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Home Plates

Even in New Haven, where Italian food looms large, Skappo Italian Wine Bar manages to be eccezionale. For one thing, there’s no apizza, or even pizza, on the menu. For another, strangers often find themselves sitting together…

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Grape Lengths

Savino Vineyards

Gennaro Savino, owner of Savino Vineyards in Woodbridge, strolls down a grassy path, stopping to pick a grape from a lush green vine. Before sampling the crimson jewel, he remarks that most grapes on this particular vine…

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Wine Pairing

Proprietors at August

The subtitle at August: Upscale Bar and Eatery is hardly necessary; a refined candlelit decor accented by blooming roses communicates the idea quite well on its own. Married proprietors Andrew Hotis and Michelle Chadwick-Hotis…

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Grape Expectations

Shelves and crates of wine at The Wine Thief

Even for oenophiles, it’s easy to get lost perusing the many varietals in a wine store, hailing from all over the globe, boasting tempting descriptions, priced this way and that—some low enough to indicate warning, some so high that you …

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Wine and Vine

Gouveia Vineyards

There are certain vistas that seem to belong in Connecticut, like the snow-covered New Haven Green in the dead of winter, or long stone walls edging property lines in more pastoral neighborhoods.

But winding, green grapevines as far as the …

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Bottle Opener

Ajit Patel, owner of OddBins Bottle Shop

The stacked wooden boxes and tall shelves at Odd Bins Bottle Shop are filled with an international array of wines, from delicate whites to outspoken, robust reds.

But which to choose? “Finding a good wine for the best price, that’s …

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Between the Wines

Cave À Vin Wine Bar

Pick a number, but not just any number. “I would hate to have someone just pick blindly and not love it,” owner Linda Fitzpatrick says of her customers and their wine choices at Cave à Vin.

“Wine can be intimidating,” …

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Small Plates, Big Tastes

Nini's House of Tapas in New Haven

Nini’s Bistro, the cosmopolitan hide-away in New Haven’s Ninth Square, has for years occupied a specific niche as our city’s only prix fixe, BYOB restaurant. With an ever-changing, multi-course menu, Nini’s has served as a showcase for the mighty cookery …

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Kickin’ It Olde School

Olde School Saloon and Bistro in New Haven

Olde School is so well named. Those two little words capture the warmth of a bistro/saloon that, although only two years old, is so comfortably broken-in, it feels as if it’s been on the New Haven map for decades. Beloved …

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Photo Recap: Flights of Fancy (February 3rd, 2012)

Flights of Fancy

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The Broadway and Chapel Merchants Association hosted downtown New Haven’s twice-a-year Flights of Fancy event last night. The Wine Thief provided the vino as New Havenites mixed and mingled throughout participating shops …

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