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Tellers Chophouse uncorks "winter wine week" on the cusp of spring. From Monday to Friday, March 15 to 19, the restaurant is cutting prices by 50 percent on some major wines from its list.

These wines remain expensive, but devotees of 2001 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 will be paying $98 instead of $195; for Shafer's 2003 Hillside Select, the price drops from $250 to $125. Other major wineries represented on the trim list include Caymus, Chateau Montelena, Dominus, Far Niente, Opus One, Pahlmeyer, Paul Hobbs, Peter Michael, Ridge, Spottswoode and, yes, Harlan Estate -- whose 1994 red slips from $1,660 to $825.

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Tellers also offers a wine-and-food pairing menu. The selections include yellowfin tuna tartare with a Mosel riesling; pepper-coriander-crusted sea scallops and steamed halibut, each with an Austrian Gruner Veltiner; osso buco with a Spanish red blend; and flourless chocolate cake with a late-harvest Uruguayan wine.

Tellers Chophouse is at 605 Main St., Islip; 631-277-7070.

The dining room at Tellers Chophouse in Islip (Handout Photo)