Though Bordeaux has long been one of the world's great wine cities, until recently it was hard to find a wine bar there. The idea of an informal bar specializing in wines by the glass or interesting bottles—and serving snacks and plates to go with them—was alien. That tradition has been upended. In the list that follows, Wine Spectator used the broadest definition possible: a place to share a glass or bottle, with light food but not a restaurant meal.
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