Ask Elisa – You May Just Find Your New Favorite Wine

Intimidated by wine? Tired of the same-old, same-old? Overwhelmed by too many choices? The Coast Guard House wine director can help. Tap into Elisa Wybraniec’s extensive training and deep knowledge, and ask for a recommendation.

Elisa is a certified sommelier who has also earned the coveted DWS, or a Diploma of Wine and Spirits, after five years of intense study. She asks the right questions to figure out what you’re looking for, even if you’re not sure yourself. Wine is supposed to be fun, so don’t worry if you don’t know a Pinot Gris from a Pinot Grigio or the difference between a Brunello and a Nebbiolo. Elisa’s suggestions are typically spot-on.

Elisa enthusiastically shares what she’s learned with the entire wait staff, conducting tastings and explaining the nuances of different wines. So if she’s not around, the servers have a good understanding of wine and food pairings and make solid recommendations as well.

The Coast Guard House, well-loved for its locally harvested seafood, has a wine for every taste and budget. Elisa has picked all 250-plus bottles on the award-winning list. She knows the characteristics of every wine region, soil types, grape varietals and vintage. She can talk about rare wines and bargains too. Most important, she knows the menu inside out and which wines taste best with each dish.

The food and amazing views of Narragansett Town Beach and the Newport Bridge have been drawing crowds for generations, making it one of New England’s best restaurants for waterfront dining. Add the perfect wine and a great meal is elevated to an exceptional one. Try something different. You might find a new favorite.