Wine director, as a professional service job, not an attitude.

Wine director of River Cafe, Joey D., retires.

Nice dude. He’d drop off a couple of 6 packs of heinekens for us when he would pick up wines for the cafe at the storage facility.


I remember going there a bunch in the late '90s. Had an incredible Rhone assortment, all the great names and years, both Northern and Southern Rhones, at prices that were below then current auction, well below. Drank all the great stuff, highlights were the '78 Northern Rhones (I think both Jaboulet and Chave), tons of '80s Guigals, lots of Rayas. Delicious. And fantastic views. Didn’t like having to wear a coat/tie but it was worth it…