What's the best way to start learning about wine?
Drink up! Remember every smell everywhere you go and store them in your memory bank as a reference next time you put your nose in a glass.
What's your favorite late-summer wine?
Rosé ! I would drink it all year long if I could get nice young roses, preferably with my colleagues on the terrace at Catch, right in the center of the bustling meatpacking district.--the view is ridiculous.
Tell us about a memorable wine experience.
I was told to eat the dirt at Tignanello, in the Chianti Classico region, to truly taste what the wine would taste like...
What's your favorite wine for a versatile pairing?
Champagne--Krug is my favorite. You can drink it cold and bubbly with oysters or bright flavors, pour it into a wine glass and drink it with less bubble with rich, white fish; or decant it and drink it like an old Burgundy with savory meats like veal, or, my favorite, with biscuits and fried chicken.
Adam Landsman went to school for engineering but quickly found his way into the world of wine and hospitality. His work experience includes 1789 (where he trained with Michael Franz of The Washington Post), Kinkead’s, Gotham Bar & Grill, Jean Georges, The Modern, Grayz and Atria. He was also the opening manager at Abe and Arthur’s. This September, six-year-old EMM Group will open two more restaurants, an American bistro in the Hersha hotel and a globally-influenced seafood restaurant with Top Chef winner, Hung Huynh, running the kitchen.