Compact Wine Lists

A new breed of small, carefully curated wine lists is challenging old notions about what drinkers want from restaurant wine programs

Compact Wine Lists
Harvey Steiman (Alanna Hale)
Jun 30, 2019

A new breed of small, carefully curated wine lists is challenging old notions about what drinkers want from restaurant wine programs. Offering drink-me-now appeal and thoughtful attention to trends and producers, these compact lists may be the wave of the future.

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