8 Unpretentious Wine Bars Slideshow

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Terroir (New York City)

Fans of this wildly popular wine bar won't hesitate to tell you that it is truly one of those rare finds in the wine world that doesn't forsake cool-kid attitude for pedigree. Both are done effortlessly with the same smoothness you might find in a glass there. To be sure, their big, fat binder of a wine list could easily intimidate were it not for the charmingly disarming presentation (think cartoon illustrations and snarky anecdotes) and an on-top-of-its-game staff available to guide you through it all.

Zak Williams