Wine in Restaurants

Four Reasons Why Restaurant Wine Lists Might Be Improving

Restaurant wine lists fascinate me. The good ones are a fantastic way to discover and experience new and different wines that are typically unavailable at local retail or through direct order. Unfortunately, I find the good wine lists few and far between, and that is baffling. In most restaurants I visit while traveling the county it is obvious how much time, thought and attention is put into the concept, experience and decor and the level …

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Six Coppell Wine Lists in Seven Days: Victor’s Wood Grill

I thought it would be interesting to take a week-long look at the wine offerings at each of six local restaurants in Coppell and compare them on quality, cost, markup and overall value. The first post in the series is an overview of all six restaurants. This is the final of the detailed reviews of the restaurants. You can find a list of all restaurants at the bottom of each post. Victor’s Wood Grill was …

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Six Coppell Wine Lists in Seven Days: Simmer

I thought it would be interesting to take a week-long look at the wine offerings at each of six local restaurants in Coppell and compare them on quality, cost, markup and overall value. The first post in the series is an overview of all six restaurants. This is the filth of the detailed reviews of the restaurants. Along with Local Diner, Simmer is the first of what we hope will be a variety of quality …

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Six Coppell Wine Lists in Seven Days: Sfizio

I thought it would be interesting to take a week-long look at the wine offerings at each of six local restaurants in Coppell and compare them on quality, cost, markup and overall value. The first post in the series is an overview of all six restaurants. This is the fourth of the detailed reviews of the restaurants. According to the restaurant’s website, the name Sfizio is from an Italian word meaning “something whimsical that you …

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Six Coppell Wine Lists in Seven Days: J. Macklin’s Grill

I thought it would be interesting to take a week-long look at the wine offerings at each of six local restaurants in Coppell and compare them on quality, cost, markup and overall value. The first post in the series is an overview of all six restaurants. This is the third of the detailed reviews of the restaurants. J. Macklin’s Grill provided exactly what Coppell needed when it needed it. Just after the limited-service Chili’s restaurant, …

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Six Coppell Wine Lists in Seven Days: Carmel Restaurant Lounge

I thought it would be interesting to take a week-long look at the wine offerings at each of six local restaurants in Coppell and compare them on quality, cost, markup and overall value. The first post in the series is an overview of all six restaurants. This is the second of the detailed reviews of the restaurants. Carmel Restaurant Lounge is the newest player in the Coppell restaurant scene. Occupying the space that was once …

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Six Coppell Wine Lists in Seven Days: Black Walnut Cafe

I thought it would be interesting to take a week-long look at the wine offerings at each of six local restaurants in Coppell and compare them on quality, cost, markup and overall value. The first post in the series is an overview of all six restaurants. This is the first detailed review of one of the restaurants. With 39 wines on its list, 19 by the glass, Black Walnut Cafe offers the most options of …

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Six Coppell Wine Lists in Seven Days: The Overview

Coppell isn’t a large city by Texas standards, but it is unique in that six of the eight primary sit-down restaurants in the town are independent, non-chain establishments. I like that about our city. As a wine blogger, I thought it would be interesting to take a week-long look at the wine offerings at each of six local restaurants (excluding the Mexican restaurants) and compare them on quality, cost, markup and overall value. This first …

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