Wine Disciples Proprietor Michael Coll has over 25 years of experience as a Sommelier and Wine Buyer. With Wine Disciples Coll offers a new approach to enjoying and shopping for wine, bringing together on-premise, off-premise and e-commerce under one roof. Across all platforms, Coll has made the wine experience engaging and insightful, and evokes a sense of community. “My desire in launching Wine Disciples is to create a welcoming environment for customers to explore the interaction between wine and food. My hope is that guests will visit us on both sides of the wall, and virtually, to discover new wines and pairings”.
Brian Leth, Chef
At Wine Disciples, Leth will merge traditional Italian recipes with dishes that take a playful approach to authenticity. “My goal is to showcase high quality products at their peak, with just the right degree of interpretation,” says Leth. The menu format is pretty classic and includes small plates as well as heartier fare. Leth will source top-quality ingredients from both local and Italian purveyors.
Wine Disciples Enoteca, wine bar and restaurant, provides an opportunity to enjoy a wide range of wines from around the world with Italian-inspired cuisine. Pillars of the Italian cuisine will be showcased – house-made pasta, a rotating list of olive oils served by the ounce and wood-fired pizzas. The wine list will have 200 bottles as well as a rotating selection of 20 by the glass options to allow guests to discover a range of wines. The mark-up will be kept lower than is customary to encourage exploration.
Adjacent to the Enoteca is the Wine Disciples Shop, which will feature roughly eight hundred selections across all styles and regions and for every taste and budget. Wine Disciples will launch an interactive website shortly after opening that will help users expand their knowledge and find the right wine for their tastes and budgets. The website will be a resource for consumers and also offer the ability to purchase.
The restaurant and the shop are located in a former Garment District showroom. With soaring ceilings and design details such as a custom cast pewter bar top and an encaustic cement tile floor, the décor is both urban-contemporary and invitingly-warm.