Nerai is delighted to share with you our new wine list. After months of work incorporating, reconstructing, and tweaking; Nerai’s new wine list was presented to our guests this past fall. The list features wines from around the world with an emphasis on the wines of Greece. Nerai aims to share our passion about Greek wine and to educate our guests. Our list features rare and interesting wines from boutique wineries that are organically and biodynamically grown.
Over the last year Michael Coll, Nerai’s Wine Director, has attended countless tastings and dedicated endless hours to research and cellar work to create the new wine list and beverage program. “The wine list at Nerai is ever evolving, specifically, we have dramatically increased our offerings by region, as well as, price points”, he says. Michael’s goal is to build a wine culture here at Nerai. Both Michael and Spiro Menegatos, owner of Nerai, value the importance of wine in a culinary setting. They have invested an immense amount of time in the remodel of the wine cellar, ensuring the wine is stored and displayed properly.
Michael is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland and his passion in wine dates back to the early eighties. Before joining Nerai in December of last year Michael was the proprietor of his own wine centric establishment in New York City. He has also served as Wine Director at TOWN in New York City and Estiatorio Milos for over a decade in addition to his work in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Nerai’s new wine program has influenced some intriguing developments. Starting this January, Nerai guests will be able to book our Somm’s Table; where they can indulge in a tasting menu paired with wines selected by the sommelier. Similarly, Nerai will continue to host wine dinners in our private dining room, Cava Nerai. These dinners offer wine pairings with a unique tasting menu prepared specially by the executive chef. Past wine dinners have been hosted by Domaine Katsaros, Tselepos, and Mas Doix to name a few. Reservations for wine dinners can be booked directly through our website.