Buyer of: California Chardonnay
For twenty years, William has played a role in the food and wine industry. A Boston native with extensive experience in fine dining, he came to New York with his chef/wife Lisa in 2004 eager to explore the offerings of New York City and its world-class culinary pedigree. Since then, he immersed himself in Italian wines, running Vino Italian Wine and Spirits, one of the city’s most respected boutique wine shops and became the Wine and Beverage Director of iTrulli Restaurant. With an Advanced Certificate (WSET) from the International Wine Center, William continues to constantly explore the marriage of wine and food with his wife as they travel and entertain friends and family, and participate in the occasional underground supper-club.
“I am thrilled to be participating in the wide world of wine at a time when the amount of quality choice all around is truly unprecedented. I love a wine most when it reflects a sense of place. I am excited to see the widening trend towards making sustainable, organic and biodynamic product, though ultimately I don’t believe it to be the only prerequisite for making a ‘good’ wine.”
William's Wine Selection -
Producers Matt Licklider and Kevin O'Connor
dub this wine “Vintage California” for its resemblance to the
not-so-full classics from the early seventies, a style that has carried
over into the leaner wines of today. There is no major influence of oak
on the wine and the fruit is pure: lemon citrus and peach with a light
mineral touch. The mid-palate has body but it finishes nice and dry. Try
this with seared snapper with celery root puree and parsley.