*Listed in alphabetical order.
With its sleek, cozy atmosphere and menu of well-plated, delicious dishes such as the maitake mushroom with black garlic and maple syrup, you might work your way through the extensive list of more than 175 wines in fewer visits than you’d think.
1005A 1 St. S.W., 587-349-2656, barvonderfels.com
Frenchie’s 15 seats are hot properties, frequently filled by oenophiles interested in its curated list of small, unique producers of natural and organic wines, as well as cheeses from Peasant Cheese Shop and charcuterie from Empire Provisions.
618 17 Ave. S.W., 403-453-1183, frenchieyyc.com
Vin Room offers more than 100 bottles by the glass thanks to its enomatic preservation system, which keeps open bottles fresh. When combined with the tapas-focused menu, there are an impressive number of pairings to be had.
2310 4 St. S.W., 403-457-5522; 8561 8A Ave. S.W., 587-353-8812 and Calgary airport international departures area, vinroom.com