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Restaurant Group Pours Free Wine with Lunch

Dana Nigro
Posted: September 24, 1999

Once again, the New York Restaurant Group is hosting its semiannual "National Wine Week." From Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 13 restaurants in six U.S. cities will be offering free wines with lunch.

The restaurant group has been holding its Wine Week for 13 years and is now on its 25th event. First held in New York in 1987, the event continues to expand as the company moves into more cities.

During the week, the restaurants will serve a total of 300 to 400 different wines from around the world. Each restaurant will pour a selection of up to eight wines, which will change daily, for customers who order from the regular lunch menu. Top wines are featured, such as Chateau La Nerthe, Far Niente, Greg Norman Estates, Louis Jadot, Perrier-Jouet, Quinta do Noval and Trimbach.

All of the New York Restaurant Group's properties participate in the event., including Smith & Wollensky steak houses (and Wollensky's Grill) in Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami Beach, New Orleans, New York and Washington, D.C. Also in Chicago are Mrs. Park's Tavern and Park Avenue Cafe, which is serving the wines with dinner only. New York has the biggest concentration of restaurants: Citi (and Citi Grill), Maloney & Porcelli, Manhattan Ocean Club, Park Avenue Cafe and The Post House. Call the individual restaurants for reservations, which are recommended.

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