Rothmann’s Steakhouse Wine List
When it comes to the best steakhouses on Long Island, The New York Times, Zagat and Newsday all name Rothmann’s in East Norwich as a favorite. But the accolades don’t just stop with the amazing cuisine. Rothmann’s has one of the best sommeliers on Long Island, Mr. Sean Gantner.
Sean didn’t just stop with his first wine course in Vegas. Once he was fully “bitten by the wine bug,” he realized he had a lot to learn. Throughout the duration of his studies with the American Sommelier Association, Sean was a Wine Steward. “It was only after I’d completed the classes that I could be referred to as the Sommelier, which has a decidedly nicer ring to it.”
“The point is that the key is to be aware of the flavor profiles the guest is looking for and the flavor profiles of the wines on hand. Most people will have a second glass, and if the guest is adamant about having a Malbec and all the other options have failed, you can be sure I’ve still got another trick up my sleeve.”
“I have enjoyed the freedom and creatively seek out interesting and off the beaten path wines to bring to the restaurant to educate my guests. “I’m also very lucky to have an adventurous and trusting base of regular guests who more often than not take me up on my suggestions to try every off the beaten path varietal that I’ve brought in, from Altesse to Zweigelt. The bonds I’ve forged with our customers over these acquisitions inspires me to continue the search for more.”
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Due to inventory and availability, slight variations in vintage may occur