No episode of Check, Please! Bay Area is complete without a glass of wine – nor is a meal, for that matter, and Leslie Sbracco would agree! For more than one great glass of wine, check out these wine lists as recommended by Check, Please! Bay Area guests…

Piperade

Restaurant: Piperade

Recommended by: Andrew, Season 1

“Piperade’s wine list rivals that of any of the numerous wine bars that have recently started popping up all over the City.

Willi's Wine Bar

Restaurant: Willi’s Wine Bar

Recommended by: Eric, Season 8

“With their wine list, I’m like a kid in a candy store!”

SPQR

Restaurant: SPQR

Recommended by: Jennifer, Season 8

“All the staff is extremely knowledgeable about the extensive Italian wine list.”

Jardiniere

Restaurant: Jardiniere

Recommended by: Charlene, Season 2

“One of the best wine lists perhaps in the country!”

La Foret

Restaurant: La Foret

Recommended by: Patrick, Season 2

“There’s a cabernet section that really collectors would die to taste many of those wines at prices that are really affordable!”

Della Santina's Trattoria

Restaurant: Della Santina’s Trattoria

Recommended by: Lois, Season 5

“There is a wine focus and a wine country focus to the place. They even have a wine club!”

Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

Restaurant: Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

Recommended by: Robert, Season 2

“With a wide range of wines and liquors, THIS would have to qualify as one of the great places in San Francisco to have a drink.”

Canela Bistro and Wine Bar

Restaurant: Canela Bistro and Wine Bar

Recommended by: Scott, Season 8

“I really do appreciate it you when a restaurant doesn’t try to gouge you on the wine, and their prices are great.”

Viognier

Restaurant: Viognier

Recommended by: Karen, Season 2

“The trained servers guide diners through their sophisticated wine list for the perfect pairing.”

Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant

Restaurant: Oliveto Café and Restaurant

Recommended by: David, Season 4

“You can get a great bottle of wine without paying an arm and a leg.”

 

10 Favorite Wine Lists in the Bay Area (As Chosen By Check, Please! Bay Area Guests) 2 April,2015On KQED