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Mark Oldman: Where I Refuel After a Long Haul

December 29, 2011 12:00 PM

 

What 'ino cafe lacks in size it makes up for with an impressive wine selection, cozy atmosphere and top-notch light bites. Flickr/Ulterior Epicure

During the typically food-deprived, disc-herniating airplane journey back to New York, solace comes in knowing that postage stamp-sized ‘ino cafe and wine bar in Greenwich Village stands ready to soothe the jet-jostled.

Open until 2 a.m. every night, this rustic room provides succor in the form of a nice bottle of Lambrusco, the bubbly red that is a world away from the sweet, industrial dreck popular in the 1970s, paired with ‘ino’s succulent tomato and mozzarella panini.

 

Mark Oldman is the wine expert for Pottery Barn and wine columnist for Food Network. He is the author of “Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine: Pleasure, Value, and Adventure Beyond Wine’s Usual Suspects

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