Perrine Prieur Gallardo of Perrine’s Wine Shop (perrineswine.com) shares her top picks!
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Jordan Smelt, co-owner and sommelier “Jordan has a very diverse by-theglass program that changes every two months and a complete wine list that keeps growing. For being open less than a year, he has already built a large selection with unique wines that are often very limited. Everything on the list is always amazing. It’s my favorite in the city. I love going there and being surprised by the options. It’s very refreshing for me as I’m also in the wine business to see wines I have never tasted before.”
Andres Loaiza, general manager and wine director “Andres has been running a beautiful wine program for many years. Aria’s wine list is a staple and always interesting, with a classic selection and European focus, but not only. [It offers] top winemakers in Burgundy and some great magnum options.”
Samuel Gamble, beverage manager and wine director “Sam keeps adding pages to his list; it’s fantastic to be able to drink Opus One by the glass. All the best and classics are included in his wine program. And don’t feel intimidated with the large selection; ask for some help from one of their sommeliers.”
Clarke Anderson, beverage director “Clarke has put together another great wine list, an impressive red Italian selection and some fantastic grower Champagne including Marie Courtin, Frederic Savart, Vilmart. Another wine list where you can point your finger at any wine, and you will be happy.”
“As expected for a steakhouse, Bones’ wine list has an extended selection of heavier reds. I have my eyes on the 2006 Diamond Creek and 1989 La Mission-Haut-Brion.”
Giannina S. Bedford is multi-faceted writer and editor. Her work covers design, travel, food and business. She’s penned Simply Buckhead’s home feature since inception and held a variety of editorial roles at the magazine. Her freelance work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, USA Today, Virtuoso Life, Hemispheres and TravelandLeisure.com. She also contributes regularly Atlanta Business Chronicle. Fluent in Spanish, Giannina was born in Miami and grew up in Brazil, Chile, Hawaii and Australia. She currently lives in Dunwoody with her two kids and husband.