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The Making of Legend: 360

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The Making of Legend: 360

 

There is a reason that the late, great Red Hook, Brooklyn restaurant 360 stays secure in the firmament of New York City lore. It wasn’t merely a dining hole, it was a parable.

I recently caught up with its founder, Arnaud Erhart, over Skype, and as he might have said, we fell into reminiscing like “two old farts.” What emerged was a snapshot of the evolution of the natural wine world. And what does it have to do with the Econo-Plus issue? Read on.

The State of Natural Today

“The day before I bumped into you at Estella, I won’t tell you where, a guy poured me a very flawed wine, and I said, ‘Dude, I’m not drinking this.’” The sommelier said, “Mr. 360, you have a lot of balls to not be drinking that.”