A new pop up wine bar has been inaugurated by Nick Boccio and Carmine DiGiovanni in the upstairs space of Greenwich Project, at 47 West 8th Street. Dubbed Evening With…, the wine bar runs each Sunday and Monday night, and features back vintage wines specifically selected by a rotating cast of notable New York City sommeliers. The debut wine list was composed of choices by Chad Walsh, who recently left his Beverage Director role at The Dutch to take up a position at Claus Meyer’s forthcoming Agern. Walsh’s list for Evening With… featured 2005 Melville "Clone 828" Estate Pinot Noir for $90 a bottle, 1979 Château Laville Haut-Brion Blanc for $250 a bottle, and 1988 Chateau Montelena "Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon for $230 a bottle. These selections and others highlighted older vintages of notable wines, offered for prices that aimed to be lower than might be expected.
The wine choices will be shuffled for new ones each week. Last night, Yannick Benjamin of the University Club introduced an assortment of his own picks. Other sommeliers slated for guest appearances include Pascaline Lepeltier of Rouge Tomate (March 27 and 28), Laura Maniec of Corkbuzz (April 3 and 4), and Hristo Zisovski of the Altamarea Group (April 10 and 11), who will be collaborating on those nights with his wife, cheese expert Tia Keenan. A rotating menu of small plates are also available from chef DiGiovanni for mostly between $8-$20 each.
Each Sunday and Monday, the 55-seat room is served by the guest sommelier in residence, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The length of each wine list will be determined by the sommelier, drawing from the Greenwich Project cellar and private collections. A limited number of frequently changing wines options will also be available by the glass.