About Ariel Arce

This born-and-bred New Yorker has taken on the mantle as “Champion of Champagne.” Her impressive résumé includes stints at Chicago cocktail mecca The Office at The Aviary, as well as Pops for Champagne. In New York City, she’s worked at Artisanal and served as wine director at Birds & Bubbles. More recently, Arce worked with bar impresario Ravi DeRossi to create the Champagne bar Riddling Widow. In July, it transformed into Air’s Champagne Parlor, with Arce.


  • Wine Spectator 40 Under 40
  • Wine Enthusiast 30 Under 30

My Venues

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

"New New"
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"Redo for breakfast? @uchu.nyc 😍😍😍"
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"What is this for, Instagram?"
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"Why am I back in NY? Oh right, work. At least I get to do it with the best 👬👭👫."
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"Good morning from Tokyo, two drinks and a juke box."
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At My Venues