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Wine Bar

A good wine bar can be hard to find, but we've got you covered. Chowhounds weigh in on the best wine bars in every city, with points for good beverage lists, excellent light bites, and ambiance.

Why You Should Drink Champagne Every Day

Many people see Champagne as solely a celebratory drink, to toast with at weddings or at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Not Ariel Arce. “It’s just wine that has bubbles in it,” says the New...
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What kind of red wine should I have for my birthday?

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by vndrink 1 month ago

My birthday is coming at the end of this month and I do not know what kind of red wine should I have for it? Any suggestions?

Tuscany's Wine Windows "Buchette del Vino"

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by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . First introduced in the 1600s, their true purpose went untapped for centuries after the plague — that is, until a new one came along this year. 'Everyone is confined to home for two mont...

Gelato & Cannele at Verjus | San Francisco

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by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Though yesterday's afternoon temperature didn't crack 70 degrees, a sidewalk table in the sun, protected from the breeze was a pleasasnt spot to enjoy some ice cream ending a day of errands in the ...

San Francisco's Ferry Building classified as a "mall" [update: reclassified as "transit terminal"]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Now classified as an indoor mall, the Ferry Building was forced to close its main food hall under the current health orders. Only those businesses with exterior entrances can be accessed by the pub...

Verjus online wine sale, 7:30pm tonight 5/19, San Francisco

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by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"We’re doing an IG Wine Sale! Happening right here today at 7:30PM PST Diggin’ up some deep cuts from the Verjus cellar. Very much inspired by the good folks over at @permanentrecordsla -> Swipe ri...

Gramercy Park Brasserie & Wine Bar Coming to Duboce Triangle (SF)

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The New York restaurant group has announced that its west coast debut will be Gramercy Park Brasserie & Wine Bar San Francisco. Projected opening date is April 1, 2019 at 216 Church Street.

Cork Wine Bar - Washington D.C.

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by vsimoncini 8 years ago

What a disappointment. Really looked forward to an evening spent sampling the energy and flavor of 14th St. north of Logan Circle. Having already enjoyed an evening with the folks at Chuch Key, as...

Vintage Public House | Redding

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by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

During the Carr Fire in August 2018, I was lucky to get a ticket for the last orchestra seat to see Pat Benatar perform at the historic Cascade Theater. Before the show, I grabbed a bite across the...

Salvaje | Palo Alto

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by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Salvaje is a newish wine bar in Palo Alto specializing in "natural" wines. Anyone tried this spot? I was there in August with a friend. I did ask for advice on choosing one of the orange wines o...

Ernie's Wine Bar, Bronxville, starts Book Club...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

I enjoy stopping in at Ernie's Wine Bar in Bronxville. It is a good place to unwind, savor a good wine, indulge in a signature dish. Among the different events held at this clubby space, just found...

Thanksgiving Community Potluck, Nov 28, Sonoma Wine Shop (Sebastopol)

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by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

"12th Thanksgiving Community Potluck November 28 Hours 12-7 pm more or less! Each year, meekk & Bryan open the wine club all day to host this community potluck. Bring a dish and share a dish....

Barceloneta in Santa Cruz opening

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

At long last, the much anticipated Barceloneta is opening on Wednesday, October 16. Barceloneta 1541-B Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 900-5222 Reservations https://resy.com/cities...

LCA Wine - temporarily closed

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A year ago I visited LCA Wine in Costa Mesa for a lively tasting and wine education session by my friend Winemaker Carol Shelton. Considering it for a return visit this summer, I was surprised to r...

Places to drink a good glass of wine without having to order food?

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by zerodosage 1 year ago

What are the places in Montreal that feature organic, natural, interesting wines with a bar license? I love Larry's but sometimes I am not in the mood for food, or have dinner plans elsewhere.

Good singles crowd for over 40-50 yr olds on a Thursday night after work. Lower Westchester

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by yeshana 8 years ago

2 of us(women) want to go out for a drink after a long day of work tonight but want a good "energy" in the place to keep us going. We just want a glass of wine and some friendly conversation. NO sp...

Troquet on South's Summer Wine Sale (Boston, MA)

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by BostonBestEats 2 years ago

TALES OF TROQUET (Act 1, Scene 1) Late Sunday night I noticed Troquet on South had posted an Instagram video entitled: "A sneak preview of tomorrow night's opening of our annual Summer Wine Sale...

Favorite Wine Bars/Small Plates in Paris

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by mitchleeny 1 year ago

Just getting a feel for where Parisians who might want a glass or two of nice wine, along with not necessarily a 4-course meal, but a bunch of small plates to share with another, are headed these d...

Any new must try wineries or restaurants in Santa Ynez valley? It's my 50th birthday, looking for special!

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by elizabetheatsfood 1 year ago

Hello everyone! We are heading up to Santa Ynez for the weekend, staying in Santa Ynez for the first time. We usually stay in Los Alamos. We have been many times but not in quite a few years. We ...

Kyoto Non-Japanese Options

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by fatcatbehemoth 2 years ago

Hello all. While I've been a long-time lurker here, this is my first post. I am visiting Kyoto this November, and am grateful to all contributors to the numerous threads I have read to narrow down ...