Featured Wines & Wine Program

Bistro Menil’s news spring and summer 2019 wine menu choices were personally selected by chef Greg Martin after a rigorous but delicious wine tasting of potential offerings.

The featured wine selections include outstanding wines available by the ¼, ½, or full (bottle) carafe. Select wines available by the bottle, typically produced at smaller wineries, provide excellent, more exclusive choices, enabling a continuous updating of the select wine menu throughout the year.

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Featured Wines & Wine Program

Bistro Menil’s news spring and summer 2019 wine menu choices were personally selected by chef Greg Martin after a rigorous but delicious wine tasting of potential offerings.

The featured wine selections include outstanding wines available by the ¼, ½, or full (bottle) carafe. Select wines available by the bottle, typically produced at smaller wineries, provide excellent, more exclusive choices, enabling a continuous updating of the select wine menu throughout the year.

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Cask Wine & Craft Beer Program

Chef Greg Martin first enjoyed cask/keg wine while visiting friends in Rome and insisted on incorporating this idea into Bistro Menil. He loved the idea of being able to enjoy wine and simply fill vessels and take it home to enjoy.

Bistro Menil was among the first in Houston to offer the greener option of cask wine. First gaining traction in the U.S on the west coast, the cask wine format offers wineries the ability to reduce their bottling, packaging and shipping costs, thus substantially decreasing their carbon footprint.

Wine is kept in stainless steel containers with an inert gas to prevent oxidation and ensuring customers receive excellent wines at affordable prices. Purchased at the restaurant by the 1/4, 1/2 or full carafe (bottle), these wines can also be purchased (with a wine vessel deposit) to take home. You can’t go wrong with the excellent selections. They have proven to be among our most popular wines.

Our craft beer program includes fine choices from local breweries in Houston and Austin.



Cask Wine & Craft Beer Program

Chef Greg Martin first enjoyed cask/keg wine while visiting friends in Rome and insisted on incorporating this idea into Bistro Menil. He loved the idea of being able to enjoy wine and simply fill vessels and take it home to enjoy.

Bistro Menil was among the first in Houston to offer the greener option of cask wine. First gaining traction in the U.S on the west coast, the cask wine format offers wineries the ability to reduce their bottling, packaging and shipping costs, thus substantially decreasing their carbon footprint.

Wine is kept in stainless steel containers with an inert gas to prevent oxidation and ensuring customers receive excellent wines at affordable prices. Purchased at the restaurant by the 1/4, 1/2 or full carafe (bottle), these wines can also be purchased (with a wine vessel deposit) to take home. You can’t go wrong with the excellent selections. They have proven to be among our most popular wines.

Our craft beer program includes fine choices from local breweries in Houston and Austin.


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Cask Wine

Purchased by the 1/4, 1/2 or full carafe 8/16/31

Domaine La Taste, Blend 2017
Gascogne, France
A crisp and graceful blend of Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng, and Sauvignon Blanc

Gotham Project Sauvignon Blanc, 2017
California, United States
Notes of ripe grapefruit and guava flavors mark this crisp wine

No Curfew Chardonnay, NV
California, United States
Punchy aromas of green apple, pear, and melon meld with a hint of buttery oak

Maison Saleya, Cotes de Provence Rosé, 2018 
France
refreshingly tasty citrus notes with pink pomelo and raspberry aromas

Cuvée Le Bec Beckmen Vineyards Blend, 2017
California, United States
A Rhone style blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Counoise, featuring aromas of red and black fruits, and baking spices

Scarpetta, Frico Rosso Blend, 2015
Tuscany, Italy
Made with organic grapes, this earthy wine features aromas of cherries, blackberries, and spice with super rich fruit on the palate

Tiamo, Barbera, 2017 
Lombardy, Italy
Made with organic grapes, this earthy wine features aromas of cherries, blackberries, and spice with super rich fruit on the palate

Altos Las Hormigas, Malbec, 2017 
Mendoza, Argentina
Blackberry and plum notes hint at the fruit flavor flashing spice and white pepper

Champagne and Sparkling

(served in 7oz Coupe)


Borgo Maragliano, Franchesco Galliano, 2015 
Piedmont, Italy
Blanc de Blancs
16

La Farra, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore, 2018 
Veneto, Italy
13

Ayala Brut Majeur
NV Champagne, France
18

Cave de Bissey, Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé
NV Burgundy, France
15

ROSÉ WINE

(1/4, 1/2, or Full Bottle)


Domaine Tourbillon, 2018
Provence, France
10/20/38

Quat‘saisons, Château La Mascaronne, 2018
Provence, France
16/32/62

“G”, Les Vignobles Gueissard Bandol, 2018
Provence, France
17/34/66

Domaine Franck Millet, Sancerre Rosé, 2018
Loire Valley, France
15/30/58

Domaine De La Mongestine, 2018
Provence, France
12/24/46

White Wines

(1/4, 1/2, or Full Bottle)


Puiten, Schreckbichl Colterenzio, Pinot Grigio, 2017 
Südtirol-Alto Adige, Italy
15/30/58

Max Ferdinand Richter Estate, Riesling, 2017
Mosel, Germany 
14/28/54

Domaine Benoît & Mathieu Fleuriet, Sancerre, Sauvignon Blanc, 2017
Loire Valley, France
17/34/66

Walnut Block, Sauvignon Blanc, 2018
Marlborough, New Zealand
12/24/46

Domaine Romanin, Pouilly Fuisse, Chardonnay, 2016
Burgundy, France
17/34/66

Mount Eden Vineyards, Chardonnay, 2016 
Edna Valley, California
16/32/62

Red Wines

(1/4, 1/2, or Full Bottle)


Confero, Aberrant Cellars, Pinot Noir, 2015
Willamette Valley, Oregon
15/30/58

G-Force, Aberrant Cellars, Blend, 2015
Gamay and Cabernet Franc
Willamette Valley, Oregon
14/28/54

La Atalaya del Camino, Bodegas Atalaya, Blend, 2015
Granacha Tintorera and Monastrell
Almansa, Spain
11/22/42

Domaine la Bastide Blanche, Blend, 2016
Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Cinsault
Bandol, France
17/34/66

Owl & Dust Devil, Finca Decero Winery, Blend, 2016
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Tannat
Mendoza, Argentina
18/36/70

Gratia Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013
Napa Valley, California
18/36/70

Opolo Vineyards, Zinfandel, 2016
Paso Robles, California
16/32/62

Wine Corkage Fees

Three bottle limit per table/group. $15 for the first bottle, $25 for the second bottle and $35 for the third bottle. In order to comply with our state-issued beverage permit, all alcohol service has to be completed by 10:00 pm. Customer assumes all responsibility for their (brought-in) wine including notifying consumers of contents.