Best Wine List in a Restaurant - 2007
Readers' Choice: Riddles Penultimate Café and Wine Bar
Acero's wine list isn't comprehensive. Every wine offered at this fantastic new Italian restaurant hails from Italy. That's the beauty, though. Rather than force you to choose from a bewildering variety of varietals and producers, or allow you to fall back on a reliable favorite, Acero's list focuses your attention on the extraordinary diversity of Italian wine. You'll find wines you know: pinot grigio, prosecco and even Chianti. You'll find wines you've always wanted to try: super-Tuscans, amarone and Barolo. You'll find wines you might not have known existed: a cerasuolo rich with cherries, or a hidden gem from Sicily. Most bottles fall into the $50-to-$100 range, but Acero offers two dozen wines by the quartino: one-third of a bottle the perfect size to share with that special someone. Because discovery is always better when shared.