Whether you are a wine novice, seasoned aficionado or the adventurous diner who
savors new experiences, you’ll appreciate the wine program at Seasons 52.
With 100 selections -- 60 offered by the glass -- the restaurant’s award-winning
wine list moves beyond great wines at an outstanding value to become an international
adventure in cultures, flavors, landscapes, and history.
“I judge a wine list by the flavor, price and approachability of the entry
level wines,” says George Miliotes, Master Sommelier for Seasons 52 and the152nd
Master Sommelier in the world. “At Seasons 52, we look internationally for
the finest wines available. Wine is all about the soil the grape is grown
in and the weather that surrounds that growing region known as the ‘microclimate’.
Malbec is finest in Argentina, Chenin Blanc in South Aftrica, and Gruner Veltliner
in Austria. The diversity of wines that we carry is driven by the diversity
of the earth.”
A Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator, Miliotes travels the world in search
of very special selections for Seasons 52’s list. He visits South Africa
annually to custom blend Indaba Chardonnay for the U.S. market and Seasons 52.
Remarkably, Wine Spectator gave Indaba 2007 an 86 rating, yet it is by all accounts
an inexpensive wine. Seasons 52 features Indaba as its entry level Chardonnay.
Seasons 52 features George’s wine finds seasonally with “George’s Picks” and the
“Drink Them Before They're Famous” list, a carefully crafted list to introduce
guests to new wines at a reasonable price point.
The Seasons 52 wine list is defined by quality coupled with great value, and a unique
wine by-the-glass program that encourages guests to make adventuresome choices,
mixing and matching the wines they order with each course of their seasonally inspired
meal. There is no worry about the expense of selecting the “wrong”
bottle for the table. At any time, the restaurant has 60 wines available by
the glass for guests who want to sample something new.