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    Best Wine List

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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best Wine List BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Barcelona Wine Bar (Featured)

    Best Wine List BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    City Winery

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Barcelona Wine Bar (Featured)

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Empire State South (Featured)
    When Empire State South first opened back in 2010, “Head Wine Cheerleader” Steven Grubbs got the town’s wine geeks buzzing with his witty wine menus packed with rarities not often found on Atlanta lists. Somehow, he has managed to keep Empire State South’s wine menu as eclectic, charming, andmore...
    When Empire State South first opened back in 2010, “Head Wine Cheerleader” Steven Grubbs got the town’s wine geeks buzzing with his witty wine menus packed with rarities not often found on Atlanta lists. Somehow, he has managed to keep Empire State South’s wine menu as eclectic, charming, and informational as ever. Sample footnote: “It is a mildly kept secret that some of the best drinking you can do for the money these days is Beaujolais ... There may be no better time to obtain and drink the wines of the true legends, the magical geniuses, like those of Marcel Lapierre.” So yes, you can get a Lapierre Morgon or simply sit back and be thankful that Grubbs has a thing for Burgundy and Champagne and German Riesling. If Grubbs says a wine is good, the wine is good. less...

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Barcelona Wine Bar (Featured)

    Best wines by the glass BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Vine & Tap (Permanently Closed) (Permanently Closed)

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Barcelona Wine Bar (Featured)

    Best wines by the glass BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Vine & Tap (Permanently Closed) (Permanently Closed)

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Barcelona Wine Bar (Featured)

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Spence (Permanently Closed)
    In the age of industrialized food, experts recommend you stay away from anything made with ingredients you can't pronounce. But in the wine world, bizarre varietals you've never heard of are treasures waiting to be uncorked. At the Spence, Justin Amick, general manager, wine director, and advanced sommelier,more...
    In the age of industrialized food, experts recommend you stay away from anything made with ingredients you can't pronounce. But in the wine world, bizarre varietals you've never heard of are treasures waiting to be uncorked. At the Spence, Justin Amick, general manager, wine director, and advanced sommelier, is obsessed with finding odd, obscure specimens for his list of 90-ish wines. Try the tight but juicy cinsault/syrah/cabernet sauvignon blend from Lebanon, just to say you've had a wine from Lebanon. Or the puzzling pelaverga piccolo from Piedmont because it's really fun to say and tastes like dried strawberries and white pepper. If you must, you'll find your California chard and Napa cab under the heading Tried and True. We'll be at the bar testing out the inky black vranec-kratosija from Macedonia and the herbally hondarribi beltza from Bizkaiko Txakolina, Spain. less...

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Barcelona Wine Bar (Featured)

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Barcelona Wine Bar (Featured)

    Best wine list that requires a leap of faith BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Spence (Permanently Closed)

    Best wine by the glass BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Fritti (Featured)

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Murphy's Restaurant (Featured)

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Murphy's Restaurant (Featured)

    Runner-up: Krog Bar


    112 Krog St., 404-524-1618, www.krogbar.com

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Murphy's Restaurant (Featured)

    Runner-up: Krog Bar


    112 Krog St., 404-524-1618, www.krogbar.com

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Murphy's Restaurant (Featured)

    Runner-up: Krog Bar


    112 Krog St., 404-524-1618, www.krogbar.com

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Craft Atlanta (Permanently Closed)

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Ecco

    Best wine list BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Ecco Midtown

    Runner-up
    Murphy's
    997 Virginia Ave., 404-872-0904, www.murphysvh.com

    Best Wine List BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Joel (Permanently Closed)
    Chef Joel Antunes may have left his namesake restaurant for the challenges of New York City, but the wine list at JOEL hasn't suffered in the least. The 30-plus-page list overseen by sommelier Perrine Prieur covers all the bases, but what we love about it are the nooks and crannies where lesser-knownmore...
    Chef Joel Antunes may have left his namesake restaurant for the challenges of New York City, but the wine list at JOEL hasn't suffered in the least. The 30-plus-page list overseen by sommelier Perrine Prieur covers all the bases, but what we love about it are the nooks and crannies where lesser-known gems can be found. French varietals are exhaustive enough to cover many of the great Burgundies and Bordeaux, but what wine geek could fail to love a list with room for three savennieres? A fantastic selection of dessert wines, magnums and half bottles pops our cork as well. less...

    Best Wine List BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Ecco Midtown

    Best Wine List BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    The Grape (Permanently Closed)
    Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

    Best Wine List BOA Award Winner

    Ecco
    40 Seventh St. 404-347-9555 http://www.ecco-atlanta.com It takes a lot of time and knowledge to assemble those phonebook-like wine lists, but what is just as difficult in its own way (and actually more useful for a lot of people) is a short, smart, affordable and accessible list that doesn't rely toomore...
    40 Seventh St. 404-347-9555 http://www.ecco-atlanta.com It takes a lot of time and knowledge to assemble those phonebook-like wine lists, but what is just as difficult in its own way (and actually more useful for a lot of people) is a short, smart, affordable and accessible list that doesn't rely too heavily on dumbed-down easy sellers. That's why the list at ECCO is especially impressive, with wines helpfully organized into Old World and New World styles, and cool grapes and regions featured heavily. There's an assertive Italian presence, but California, France, Germany and Spain are all nicely represented. Prices range from reasonable to special-occasion (or just rich-guy) opulence. less...

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