Special Report

The Best Wine Bars in America

Source: Courtesy of Barcelona Wine Bar via Facebook

Barcelona Wine Bar
> Location: Atlanta

With two locations in Atlanta and over a dozen in other states, Barcelona Wine Bar is a destination for tapas and wines from Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Uruguay, and more. The sangria, house cocktails, paella, serrano ham, and endless varieties of delectable small plates are sure to please the palate.

Source: Courtesy of C'est le Vin via Facebook

C’est le Vin
> Location: Richmond, Virginia

This elegant art and wine gallery in Richmond’s waterfront Shockoe Bottom district features live jazz, sophisticated fare, and over 200 wines from around the world. C’est le Vin is known for their impeccable service and is the perfect place to host a private event or indulge in Spanish-style tapas for a date or anniversary dinner.

Source: Courtesy of Carpe Diem Restaurant & Bar via Yelp

Carpe Diem
> Location: Napa, California

This gorgeous upscale restaurant in downtown Napa specializes in farm to table fare, local and world wines, and handcrafted cocktails. From earthy wild mushroom flatbreads, to sweet chili calamari, to racks of Frenched lamb, the cuisine pairs well with a variety of wines and the popular happy hour menu offers $7 glasses.

Source: Courtesy of La Bouche - wine bar via Facebook

La Bouche
> Location: Denver

A new wine bar in Denver, La Bouche opened in September 2021 after its owners relocated from France. The menu is organized not by wine color, but by grape variety, with at least one French and one American option available for each so that customers can decipher the effects of bioregion on the flavor of the grapes. The French fare, superb service, and Sunday Brunch have quickly built a dedicated clientele.

Source: Courtesy of Coopers Hall via Facebook

Coopers Hall
> Location: Portland, Oregon

An urban winery in a converted auto-body shop, Coopers Hall is a large event venue and taproom with high ceilings, industrial chic surrounds, local fare, and 36 wines on tap. Featuring their own wines as well as varieties from 15 other Oregon and Washington wineries, their focus is on sustainability and proving that quality wine doesn’t have to age in a disposable bottle.

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