If any of you wine experts are truly bored and need a project, maybe you could help.
I'll be at Sumile and Babbo this weekend.
I know you don't know what I'll be eating, but assume fish and shellfish at Sumile. The wine list is not online, but I have a fax copy. If you've had a nice bottle at Sumile that's under $50, please advice. Otherwise, what do you think of Beckmen vineyards Santa Ynes Valley Marsanne 01 or Chalone monterey Pinot Blanc 01? ALso offered is Paul Goerg brute champagne. I'm unfamiliar and frightened of ordering the cheapest Champagne on the list (which the Paul G. is).
At Babbo, I'm even more clueless. I may get the pairings, but fear leaving a glove or something in the subway like last year if I drink that much. My serverely limited knowledge of Italian wines merely tells me I've enjoyed Barolo and "Super Tuscans" by the glass before. If I order one of the least expensive Barolos on the list, will I be sorry? There are a very few on the list in the $60-$70 range. Other suggestions?