New York wine-store owner Marco Pasanella talks about his top wine stops when he travels in Uncorked: My Journey Through the Crazy World of Wine (Clarkson Potter; $24) in Travel and Leisure this month.
A summary of his top picks are below.
- Berry Bros. & Rudd, London “Founded in 1698, this is the city’s oldest and most venerable wine and spirits purveyor which has some of the world’s rarest vintages.” 3 St. James’s St.; 44-800/280-2440.
- Enoteca Vanni, Lucca, Italy “Beneath the unassuming storefront are block-long subterranean caves filled with unexpected finds, such as 1970’s California Cabernets.” 7 Piazza del Salvatore; 39-0583/491-902.
- Kermit Lynch, Berkeley, Calif. “The slightly disheveled shop was one of the first to bring small European producers to the U.S. Lynch has continued to unearth interesting labels—and now even has his own winery.” 1605 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA; 510/524-1524. Photo credit: Berry Bros & Rudd