Peruvian food is bright, light and flavorful. These attributes make for a cuisine that is extremely “wine-friendly.” Andina’s award-winning wine list comprises vivid, clean, fresh-tasting wines that augment the flavors of the restaurant’s Peruvian kitchen. Bottles from every major wine-producing country are represented, but the focus is on South America, Spain and the Pacific Northwest. With 25 wines by the glass and an additional 200 available by the bottle, the hope of Wine Director Caryn Benke is that every wine lover who comes into Andina will be able to find something of interest.
Visit the wine gifts page to purchase bottles of any of our wines-by-the-glass.
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wine director emeritus
Ken Collura, a native of Greenwich Village in New York City, served as Andina’s Wine Director and Sommelier from late 2005 to 2014. Ken’s wine lists earned Wine Spectator’s Awards of Excellence every year of his tenure and championed his belief that wine need not be expensive, elite or difficult to understand; rather, it should be an integral part of every evening’s meal. Previously Ken was the head sommelier for eight years at Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Fla. The 50-year-old standalone restaurant is internationally recognized as having the world’s largest wine list. He also served as Wine Director/Sommelier at El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa in Taos, N.M. where his wine list won a 2005 Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. It was only the third restaurant in the state of New Mexico so honored. Ken’s essays on wine, bristling with insight, perspective and humor, have found a home in national publications, and became regular fixtures in Andina’s monthly newsletter.