Wine Bars

    • 8 Urban Wineries & Tasting Rooms in Portland to Visit this Fall

      In the big city and can’t make it out to wine country? No worries you can still get your wine on in Portland this fall. Try one, or all five, of these tasting rooms and sip away while the last leaves fall and the rain soaks the street. Portland Pairings Not sure what to have with dinner? Then head to Pairings Portland to grab a bottle and some inspiration! This fun and funky w ...

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  • Episode Recap: Bar Rescue Season 4, Ep 3

    … courtesy Spike TV Welcome to Alcohol Professor’s weekly recap of Bar Rescue, Spike TV’s reality show that gives desperate liquor purveyors a chance to turn themselves into beyond visitable venues. Hosted by nightlife guru Jon Taffer, this week’s episode, entitled “Schmuck Dynasty,” is set in a Staten Island bar run by hapless siblings. Last…

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  • Drinking (and grabbing a bite or two) in El Born, Barcelona.

    … wine shops. Barcelona has some really great wine bars and shops to explore. Of course, Barcelona has also jumped on the natural wine bandwagon and there are a few bars, especially in the Born neighbourhood that cater to the natural wine enthusiasts. alleyway in the Born I stumbled across two of them one night, L’anima del Vi and El Soplo. I…

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  • brothers in arms: le cave à michel, 75010

    … In writing about Paris restaurant openings, I'm accustomed to grousing about stillborn fads and failed trendhopping. (Meatballs, anyone? Wine by the litre?) But newly opened Place Sainte Marthe wine bar La Cave à Michel floors me, for it's perhaps the first place I've encountered since Bistro Bellet last fall that seems genuinely forward-thinking…

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  • The 21 Best Wine Bars in the Country

    … September 23, 2014 0 comments Articles & Reviews, By Jonathan Cristaldi Fifty years ago if you’d asked for a glass of Malbec, you’d probably be greeted with a long, awkward silence. Today, there are over 8,000 wineries in the US, and even more bars that are pouring out such a vast, global selection of wines that America recently surpassed…

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  • reborn: vivant cave, 75010

    …-Pierre Jancou wine bar Vivant Cave seems unusually significant. Forstorp previously cooked in Paris at Café Smorgas, Aux Deux Amis, Bones, and Nuba, and has made friends everywhere along the way. He's a chef's chef, with a frank plating style and fondness for smoked salt. Vivant Cave, for its part, was poised to become yet another pretty ex-Jancou…

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  • les caves de reuilly, 75012

    … with a surprisingly omnivorous array of grandmotherly ingredients ranging from tarragon to cream to goat cheese to red pepper. I've yet to encounter any truly mindblowing rillettes de mer, but they make for a refreshing alternative in wine bars like Caves de Reuilly where the other options are run-of-the-mill cheese and charcuterie. To his credit, Le…

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  • insiders: monsieur henri, 75003

    … I recently lauded fledgling 11ème wine bar Aux Deux Cygnes for bringing a bit of professionalism and style to its gentrification-frontier quartier. If that establishment's location is central to its charm, the same dynamic applies to another new Paris wine bar, the 9-month-old Monsieur Henri, which manages to be impressively discreet despite…

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  • aux deux cygnes paris 75011

    …-Parisian things, and visitors, for whom all things Parisian are novel. For an unintended consequence of France's imperialist adventures in Asia is that, a century and a half later, it seems plausible that Paris would contain excellent Vietnamese food. Aux Deux Cygnes, a well-appointed dollhouse of a wine bar on rue Keller opened three months ago…

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  • 32 Oldest Bars in San Francisco by Neighborhood

    … Where I’m home in San Francisco or traveling abroad, I could use a good stiff drink, hand crafted cocktail, or a glass of wine at anytime. Want to play tourist in your own town or are you traveling to San Francisco and looking for a little history in the land of new technology? Look no further. Check out this list of the 32 Oldest Bars in San…

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  • le cave chateaubriand 75011

    …, Le Cave, a French pun* that doesn't scan in English. You have the shop's quixotic concept, which is to offer exclusively non-French natural wines. You have the fact that food is sold to-go, but no food is available for consumption on premises - not a cheese rind, not the barest sliver of charcuterie. Yet a rotating cast of the shop's exotic…

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