PJ Connolly, general manager and wine director for The Russo Group, was featured on November 25th in Nation’s Restaurant News for a special Vetro Wine Pairing tip. Read an excerpt from the article below and check out the full article at Nation’s Restaurant News.

Wine pairings: Vetro

PJ Connolly, general manager and wine director for The Russo Group, pairs a wine with Little Neck Clams at Vetro restaurant in Howard Beach, N.Y.

The dish: Oyster Bay Little Neck Clams Oreganata with garlic, shallots, olive oil, lemon and toasted breadcrumbs; $11

The wine: 2012 Barone di Valforte Pecorino Colli Aprutini, Abruzzo, Italy; $12 per glass, $48 per bottle.

Grape varietal: Pecorino

The pairing: The bright acidity in the Pecorino lends itself perfectly to the lemon and garlic sauce the clams are prepared in, while the toasted breadcrumb and sweetness of the clam compliment the wine’s minerality.

Wine tasting notes: The… Read More

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