She is one of only 18 female master sommeliers in the world and, at 31, also is the youngest. Now, she plans to put her expertise to broad use by opening Corkbuzz, her own studio and wine bar.
Maniec, who was the wine director at BR Guest for 10 years and has just launched the wine program at Niko, plans to open her establishment in May at 13 East 13th Street in Union Square.
The plan is to offer wines from around the globe, as well as small playes. Maniec also will host tastings, classes and other events in the 2,500 square foot space.
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