Wine is much more than an accompaniment to a great meal at these 10 wine-focused bars and restaurants—it's the star of the show. All across the country, the wine bar-scene is hitting its stride, offering guests access to unfamiliar and rare bottles, creative "wine flights," and phenomenal food pairings. From upscale drinking establishments to neighborhood shops with "tasting bars," wine enthusiasts now have more options than ever for a great sampling and snacking environment. These are some of our favorite places to unwind with a glass of the delicious elixir.
By Emily Wasserman