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2015 BEST Wine List


A document that packs twice as many Loire reds as bordeaux isn’t just a wine list; it’s a manifesto. From a 21-year-old vintage of Lebanon’s Chteau Musar to the latest effort from Sicilian-based iconoclast Frank Cornelissen, this food-friendly compendium bristles with attitude and beguiles with its breadth.

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2013 BEST Wine List at a Beer Bar

Teresa’s Next Door

124 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA

Most beer bars treat wine lovers pretty shabbily, with just a few sad options. But not Teresas, where the cork dork will be just as happy to hang as the barley literati. Read more »

2012 BEST Wine List

135 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA

It’s neither the biggest nor the most star-studded, but David Fields’s food-friendly 300-plus-bottle lineup is a terroir-centric trove of offbeat varietals, small producers, and leading lights of the “natural” winemaking movement. Read more »

2010 BEST Wine List


100 Old Gulph Road, Gulph Mills, PA

It claims to have one of the largest wine lists in Pennsylvania, with more than 1,000 bottles, but it’s the quality, not quantity, that impresses here. Under the watchful eye (or nose?) of Melissa -Monosoff (below) one of only 15 women in the U.S. to hold the rank of Master Sommelier this list has something… Read more »

2009 BEST Wine List (Big)

La Famiglia

8 South Front Street, Philadelphia, PA

Seeing as Italian-everything is the new French, La Famiglia’s expertly procured, extensive, Italian-focused wine list really caught our eye. With more than 1,200 selections, there are plenty of bottles at moderate prices, all of which pair well with the classic-but-light Italian fare. Read more »

2009 BEST Wine List (Value)


306 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

It’s not surprising that Roberto Sella, Fork’s wine director, approaches his list with smarts and style that does, after all, sum up this Old City restaurant. Fork’s wine list is composed of a nice selection of international wines that hail from smaller vineyards, so prices stay low (think $30 to $60) but quality stays high.… Read more »