The Riddling Widow Brings a Gothic Edge to a Sophisticated Concept

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 6, 2015
References: riddlingwidow & gothamist
The common aesthetic associated with wine tasting is fairly conventional -- conjuring images of design-y chrome and glass bars and high, airy ceilings -- but this NYC underground wine bar is changing all that.

The Riddling Widow is a newly opened underground wine bar in New York City. The bar's decor drips in velvet and gold and is adorned with rustic wood features reminiscent of a speakeasy. The interior design is edgy and lush, tending more toward elegant lounge than typical wine bar. The menu ranges from affordable to high-end, specializing in champagne and sparkling wine. Guests can pair their wine selections with oysters, cheese, bread and butter and a range of gourmet salts.

The Riddling Widow underground wine bar is making wine accessible and attractive to a new generation of drinkers and bar-goers.