Off the Whine List

by RaeAnne Marsh

These wine bars give guests no reason to whine — vino selection is extensive and varied, and go-withs hit the mark whether ordered as a snack or a light lunch or a repast for later in the day. Salud!

5th and Wine
The heart of downtown Scottsdale beats red – or white or rose, depending on what seems most palate-pleasing at the time. Plenty of by-the-glass choices make it easy for parties to mix and match to everyone’s taste. Food runs from appetizers to salads to sandwiches and burgers, with bruschetta a hands-down favorite.
7051 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
(480) 699-8001


Cask 63

Cask 63

Cask 63 American Eatery & Wine Bar
Offering a sophisticated ambience reminiscent of a 1930s Hollywood hot spot, this North Scottsdale stand-out pairs a great wine list with a food menu of fresh and inventive dishes based on local and regional ingredients. With or without victuals, this is a perfect spot to take on a flight of wine.
8877 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 922-5666


Postino Winecafé on Central
Like its sisters in Arcadia and Gilbert, Postino on Central is a wine-centric café that also welcomes guests to a light and comforting lunch or anytime meal. Atmosphere is authentic to its Central Phoenix neighborhood, with a casual and friendly vibe — and an expert staff who are more than willing to advise.
5144 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
(602) 274-5144

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