Try one of these to get you started: Name Search Watch Service'Krista Mc Cracken, manager and sommelier at Chez Philippe, the flagship restaurant at The Peabody hotel.
“There’s too much diversity in the world of wines to let that happen and too many wines I don’t want to miss out on.”Mc Cracken has been at Chez Philippe since November.
In the rural parts of New England, particularly in the hill-towns of central and western Massachusetts, the economy during the American Revolutionary War had been one of little more than subsistence agriculture.
Some residents in these areas had little in the way of assets beyond their land and bartered with one another for goods or services.
NEVILLE ABRAHAM, executive chairman and founder of Groupe Chez Gérard, was forced to concede defeat yesterday in his attempt to prevent the company falling into the hands of Guy Naggar, the corporate raider.
Mr Abraham, in conjunction with the new managing director, Simon Binder, had been trying to mount a management buyout to trump Mr Naggar’s all-paper offer, which carries a 75p cash alternative.
Try one of these to get you started: Name Search Watch Service'Jose Gutierrez shook up with occasional forays into the American South and Southeast Asia, the focus of Chez Philippe’s wine list was also French. Under Mc Cracken’s guidance, the restaurant’s wine list now includes vermentino from Sardinia, torrontés and malbec from Argentina, albariño from Spain and shiraz from Australia, as well as a selection of awesome and awesomely priced Champagnes and wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux.
“You have to be able to read a table, feel what’s going on, understand what the dynamics are. My slogan is, ‘Go the extra mile to make a memory,’ and it never fails.”Of the list’s 613 offerings, 18 are available by the glass in the symmetrical arrangement of three sparkling, six white, six red and three dessert.
Prices per glass range from to .“I try to change the wines by the glass every once in a while,” said Mc Cracken.
She is a certified sommelier – French for “wine steward” – and is working toward the test for master sommelier, administered by the Petalum, Calif.-based Guild of Sommeliers.
For several decades the wine list at Chez Philippe was rather like the hotel itself: Staid, solid, familiar.