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Best Wine List

Spoon and Stable

Sommelier extraordinaire Bill Summerville has worked his magic on many wine lists around town, but Spoon and Stable's collection might be his most offbeat and engaging. Housed in the rebuilt remnants of the horsey home that gave the restaurant its name, the nearly 200 bottles of wine available here were selected for their individual character, rather than some prescribed pairing destiny. The oenophile's favorite Loire and Willamette Valleys are well represented on both the red and white ends of the spectrum, but there are just as many unfamiliar options: minerally South African whites, a unique "orange" wine that's aged in a clay pot, Grecian reds, and some show-stopping Tuscans. An unexpected list leads to unexpected pairings with food, so let your gut be your guide and discover parts of your palate previously unknown.

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Best Dessert (2015) Spoon & Stable

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Best Fine Dining (2018) Spoon and Stable

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