I have only recently plucked up courage to seriously explore restaurant wine lists beyond the first page of cheapies and house wines. I find them a mine field, especially when it comes to France. It seems to me that very few restaurant critics know what they are talking about when it comes to wine, and usually skip the subject, or pay lip service to it. Andrew Jefford is good in the Evening Standard, but doesn't always cover restaurant wine and is therefore a limited resource.
So two questions:
1)is there a reliable source of information about wines you are currently likely to find on restaurant lists
2) Any recommendations for restaurtants with good affordable lists or individual wines which are good bets?