Wine Enthusiast 2012 100 Best Restaurants in America

We've combed the nation for the ultimate wine-centric dining establishments. So what does it take to make the cut for our America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants list? These superlative hot spots have established themselves as standouts for wine lovers, boasting visionary beverage programs and innovative menus, with eye-catching ambiance and exceptional service. Along with our picks, the following pages are filled with exclusive chef and sommelier interviews, delectable recipes, top trends and wine bottles to savor. There's something for every taste. Click on the regions on the map below to find out which restaurants made it on the list.

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Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant

Description

The cuisine is clean and rustic, with tapas shaped by Mediterranean, Spanish and South American influence.

Region
Northeast
City
Greenwich
State
CT
Restaurant URL
barcelonawinebar.com
Menu Link
http://www.barcelonawinebar.com/dinnermenugr.htm
Wine List Link
http://www.barcelonawinebar.com/winelist.htm
Phone Number
(203) 983-6400
Open Table Link
http://www.barcelonawinebar.com/grres.htm
Wine List Description
Nearly 400 wines are featured on the list, with 60% from Spain and 15% from South America, and the remainder from France, Italy, Greece, Germany, Austria, United States and Australia. The focus is predominantly on small, artisanal producers.
Perfect Pairing
Barcelona offers a “Sherry pairing” tapa. Currently, the Pedro Romero Amontillado is on offer.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"The Italian-inspired Chicken al Pimientos, prepared with a South American spin. We have regulars that come in three-to-four days a week only to eat this one dish.”
Destination Bottle Link Text 1
Tantum Ergo Pinot Noir Brut Nature (Cava)
Destination Bottle Link 2
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/marques-de-murrieta
Destination Bottle Link Text 2
Marqués de Murrieta 1978 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial (Rioja)
Destination Bottle Link 3
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/bodegas-carrau
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Bodegas Carrau 2000 Vilasar Nebbiolo (Las Violetas)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/November-2006/Travel-Barcelona/
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Travel Barcelona
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2012/Tapas-Fiesta/
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Tips for Throwing a Tapas Fiesta
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