Bottoms Up

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Fifth Floor classes

By Jessica Yadegaran
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 at 2:07 pm in Uncategorized.

Took a great class on French wines last night at Fifth Floor in Union Square. It was taught by the restaurant’s sommelier, Emily Wines (I know, it’s kismet) – who packs more into one hour than most teachers get to in two or even three. She’s only 33 and has already helped put Fifth Floor on the map: their list received Wine Spectator’s Grand Wine Award. She confirmed a lot (The Brits discovered champagne, not Dom Perignon) and I learned even more. The soil where some of the world’s best wines come from is complete gravel and rock. The French strain their vines, make them work much harder than we do. Looking forward to more classes. For more info, check out

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