Fine Wine

These days it seems every neighborhood in town offers its own cozy wine bar. Here are a few of the city's top neighborhood spots.

NoDa

Dolce Vita
3205 N. Davidson St.
704-334-1052
Recommended wine:
Altos del Cuco ($6). "Guests love this wine," says co-owner Irma Wolfe. "It's a medium-bodied red, with jammy flavors and good acidity, and it's not too heavy for warm North Carolina days."
Price range: $7-$11

Ballantyne

D'vine Wine Cafe

14815 John J. Delaney Dr.,
Ste. 240, 704-369-5050

Recommended wine:
Anderson's Conn Valley Prologue Cabernet Sauvignon ($13). "An ideal summertime cabernet," says owner Terry Miller. "It pairs well with a number of our menu items, from cheeses to sliders to filet mignon."
Price range: $7-$19

SouthPark

Dolcetto Wine Room
4625 Piedmont Row Dr.,
Ste. 115-D, 704-295-1111
Recommended wine:
Albet i Noya Xarel-Lo ($9). "It's not often I recommend a white wine," says Cameron Dibble, the general manager. "But this Spanish gem is both a conversation piece and a heat beater with the flavor to match."
Price range: $8-$15

Uptown

Press
333 W. Trade St.
704-370-3006
Recommended wine:
Paringa Individual Vineyard South Australian Chardonnay ($7). "It's the perfect patio buddy, with refreshing citrus and soft tropical fruits," says Briana Lyn Cohen, general manager. "It's an easy way to unwind from the day!"
Price range: $6-$12

Huntersville

Corkscrew
16916 Birkdale Commons
Pkwy., 704-987-0011
Recommended wine:
La Cala Vermentino ($6). "This is a semidry Italian white," says Joseph Klosek, general manager. "It's a different style of wine ... It's clean, not overly heavy, and has fruity hints that aren't overwhelming."
Price range: $6-$11
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