I was recently in San Francisco where they have wonderful wine shops with amazingly impressive cheese counters inside--these are simply little corner shops, not destination shops. SF, my friend and I agreed, has a population that appreciates good food in a way that is much more commonplace than in NY; most of the wine stores here don't carry very many interesting hard-to-find bottles, especially domestic Oregon and WA State bottles, and you would be hard-pressed to find a wine shop with smart wine buyers AND great cheese.
I was wondering if anyone knew of any small wine shops that offer tastings, perhaps with cheese, of rarer or more artisanal wines. I'd also love to find out about any great wine classes. Thanks