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Best Phoenix Wine Bars: Where to Go For the Perfect Pour

Food, Nightlife, Things to Do — By P. Escarcega on December 30, 2011 at 4:33 am

Even in the middle of the desert, a good bottle of wine is just around the corner. Phoenix wine bars offer everything from lively happy hour crowds to intimate hideaways for that special night out. Here we round up some of the best wine bars in Phoenix.

1. Postino Wine Cafe. This lively wine cafe is stylish without being pretentious. The crowd here is mostly made up of co-workers commiserating after a long day at the office, folks canoodling on date night, and oenophiles enjoying the gourmet cheeses, imported Italian meats, and of course, awesome wine selection. The cafe is located in the historic Arcadia neighborhood, with a newer location now open in central Phoenix.

 

Wine aficionados gather for a tasting at My Wine Cellar, an Ahwatukee-area bar and bistro that also features a retail store.

2. My Wine Cellar. This wine bar and bistro, located in Ahwatukee, features an impressive wine selection and a retail store. The emphasis here is on boutique wines and craft beers that pair well with the bistro’s authentic Mediterranean-Italian cuisine. Great atmosphere, great food, and you can even take a bottle of your favorite wine home with you.

3. Cheuvront. This wine and cheese cafe is a popular Phoenix happy hour spot for the downtown crowd. Twice a month, a local sommelier offers a wine tasting designed to introduce both beginners and well-versed aficionados to certain varietals and wine regions. Wine tasting cost between $15.00-$20.00 per person, and the price includes a cheese plate. Reservations recommended.

Ever tried pickled pigs feet and fresh sauerkraut? You can at Kazimierz World Wine Bar in downtown Scottsdale, where the atmosphere is both cozy and exotic.

4. Kazimierz World Wine Bar. Dark and cozy, you’ll feel like you stumbled into an authentic European haunt at this downtown Scottsdale wine bar and cafe. Enjoy choosing from over 2,000 wines, exotic global small plates, classic and craft cocktails, and live entertainment. Kazimierz, with its wooden wine casks and candlelight, is about as romantic as any wine bar you’ll find in the Valley.

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