The aim of any well-crafted wine catalog is to make the house’s collection of wines accessible to its Guests. With this in mind, I have arranged most of the wines by varietal rather than by region or country. I think you’ll find this arrangement helpful as you make a considered selection of the complete offering of a particular varietal. Additionally, some wine descriptions feature tasting notes and numerical ratings taken directly from Wine Spectator and “glass ratings” (***) from Italy’s Gambero Rosso to assist you further in your decision. Certainly, should you want a recommendation as you make your wine selection or if you would like more information about a particular bottle, please do not hesitate to ask.
The ever-growing collection of bottles in our cellar numbers in the thousands and represents our attempt to provide you with a balanced selection of a variety of truly outstanding wines. Careful consideration has been given to selecting wines that complement Chef Aldo Vitale’s refined culinary philosophy and delicately balanced style of cuisine.
Many of the producers in our collection are widely recognized as leaders in the wine producing world, while others are the result of our continuing effort to find small, quality-conscious producers of outstanding wines. All of our bottles are stored in redwood cellars that are temperature and humidity controlled; we serve wines in only the finest lead crystal stemware.
While (thankfully) it is now widely recognized that there need not be a rigid formality to the paring of wines and food, it nevertheless remains true that the skillful pairing of the two is an ethereal and heady experience almost without comparison. My hope that you enjoy that experience and the extraordinary dining experience that is the hallmark of a visit to “Baltimore’s Premier Italian Restaurant” is shared by the entire staff.