Facebook Twitter Instagram
Daily Bite What To Do Budget Gourmet Directory

Long Island

National Drink Wine Day February 18th!

By: Megan Robinson

Everyone’s favorite holiday is coming up, National Drink Wine Day! This holiday is celebrated on Sunday, February 18th. Drinking a glass of wine at home in your pajamas is a great way to celebrate the holiday, but if you’re interested in going out and sipping a glass at a nice establishment, this article is for you! Here are four Long Island restaurants with fine wines to help you celebrate.

Nick & Toni's
Nick 7 Toni's
Credit: Nick & Toni's

Starting off strong with Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton, this longtime eatery offers wood-oven Italian-Mediterranean fare to go along with their extensive wine list. The wine list is comprised of excellent options which provide the perfect pairing for any meal. From age worthy rosés to Italian wines, sauvignons to wines from “The Rhône Zône,” there is a glass, or bottle, everyone will enjoy. Their wine list is comprised of over 100 different varieties of red, white, rosé, sparkling and more. Treat yourself to a glass and a delicious meal that will leave you wanting more. To make a reservation, use this link: here.

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas
Credit: Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

Next up is Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas which is located in Westbury. The wine program at this establishment is always evolving and growing as new vintages become available. They often make changes to the program, but it is an impressive list, as they hold over 2,000 bottles of wine in temperature-controlled floor to ceiling wine cabinets. Wines are available by both the glass and by the bottle, and come from countries ranging from Italy, The United States, France, Spain, South Africa, Argentina and Portugal. In addition to these delectable wines, enjoy Italian dishes such as pastas made in house, arancini, a Spuntino board, Italian long peppers and more. To make a reservation, use the following link: here.

Credit: Alpina

Have you visited Alpina in Greenport? If not, take the time to and indulge in delicious dishes such as their Alpina Bakery breads, foraged mushrooms, agnolotti pasta, duck breast, beef short rib, heirloom roasted coriander carrots and more. Fine wines can be ordered by the glass to go along side your meal, including options from their bubbles section, whites, rosés and reds. If one glass won’t cut it, they carry bottles of each of the previous listed, in addition to Swiss/Alpine Whites, Swiss reds, Italian Alpine reds and dessert/fortified wines. There is a pairing for every meal and each choice will provide an unforgettable experience. For reservations, use the following link: here.

Salumi Tapas & Wine Bar
Credit: Salumi Tapas & Wine Bar

Last but certainly not least, Salumi Tapas & Wine Bar is in Massapequa and is a spot you must visit on your wine tour. Order wines from their extensive list including reds, whites, rosé, amber, sherry, vermouth, bubbly or dessert wines. Enjoy tastes from a variety of regions in areas of the world such as France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Italy and the US. Pair your wine with one of their delicious dishes such as the jamon iberico platter, carbonara, dry-ages steak board, Salumi panini and more. Interested in a smaller plate option? Boards comprising of various meats and cheeses can be ordered, and if you know what you like, you can make your own board. Regardless of what you decide to go with, you will end the night fulfilled. To make a reservation, here is the link to their website: here.

National Drink Wine Day is one you don’t want to miss out on, and no matter how you choose to spend it, you can’t go wrong. Happy sipping!

What To Do