Eau Natural

Time Out New York Article

Eau Natural

 

by Amy Zavatto
September 8, 2005

Let the heathens drink herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizer. Chelsea wine shop owner Scott Pactor has dedicated two-thirds of his 2,000-bottle stock at Appellation Wine & Spirits to biodynamic and organic vino.  In another unusual move, Pactor (formally a sommelier at Felidia and at Michael’s and assistant wine director at Balthazar) organizes his selection by flavor – light to full – rather than by geography.  To further encourage the budding oenophile, he’s placed description cards in front of each bottle, offering a profile of the winemaker, flavor and aroma, as well as pairing and drinking suggestions.  Moms and dads are welcome too: Crayons and coloring books are on hand to entertain little ones while you browse Mother Nature’s imbibable bounty.