Special Report

The Best Wine Bars in America

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> Location: New York City, New York

With locations in Chelsea Market and Union Square, Corkbuzz features rare and unusual vintages paired with charcuterie and small plates in an intimate setting. Wine lovers have fun with the flight options, including the “sommelier’s mixtape,” and regional flights highlighting wines from South Africa, the Finger Lakes, and the nation of Georgia.

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5 Walnut Wine Bar
> Location: Asheville, North Carolina

5 Walnut Wine Bar is a casual destination for local music, stand-up comedy, and unique wines, as well as farm-fresh food and local craft brews. Southern charm and friendly service abound and the cheese and charcuterie board is generous and affordable.

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> Location: Burlington and Stowe, Vermont

Dedalus Burlington combines a specialty market and wine shop with an indulgent wine bar featuring affordable by-the-glass pours as well as wines by the bottle and locally sourced fare in generous portions. The new Stowe outpost features a market and viennoiserie as well as a seasonal menu of wood-fired cuisine.

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Flight Wine Bar
> Location: Washington, D.C.

Highlighting small estate vineyards as well as lesser known varietals and regions, this bar and restaurant offers over 750 wines, with 22 enticing flights combining various wines around a theme and over 35 wines by the glass. Their dinner menu of small and large plates utilizes seasonal local ingredients and features entrées including fried chicken, hanger steak, and seared scallops.

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Five Vines Wine Bar
> Location: San Juan Capistrano, California

A cozy wine bar featuring boutique wines, Five Vines offers tasting flights, a full lunch menu, flatbreads, and family style plates for sharing. This community hub has a wine club, a craft beer club, and a book club, as well as live music on the weekends and special prix fixe dinner and wine pairing nights.

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