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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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the tasting kitchen

Description

Chef Casey Lane’s cuisine is defined as American with an Italian bent.

Region
West
New to List
Yes
City
Venice
State
CA
Restaurant URL
thetastingkitchen.com
Menu Link
http://thetastingkitchen.com/dinner.html
Wine List Link
http://thetastingkitchen.com/wine.html
Phone Number
(310) 392-6644
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/the-tasting-kitchen
Wine List Description
Centered on Italian and French wines, the wine program mostly offers bottlings from small producers who follow the “lutte raisonnée” philosophy.
Perfect Pairing
The spicy notes and integrated tannins of Château Revelette’s 2000 Le Gran Rouge from Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence marries with the Lasagnette Bolognese’s ragu and textured pasta.
Riot-Worthy Dish
Bucatini all’Amatriciana, with handmade pasta, house conserva and guanciale.
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/schiavenza
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Schiavenza 2004 Bricco Cerretta (Barolo)
Destination Bottle Link Text 2
Domaine Dugat-Py 2002 Charmes-Chambertin
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Domaine Arena 2009 Patrimonio Carco (Corsica)
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/April-2000/Pesto-Three-Ways/
Related Link Text 1
Pesto Three Ways
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2012/A-Sommelier-Spotlight-on-Italy/
Related Link Text 2
A Sommelier Spotlight on Italy
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