Wine is wine is wine. Kind of. Once you find a bottle or varietal or winery you like, or even better a somm you trust, you're golden. The best advice about wine I ever got was "drink what you like." Nobody can blame you for that. And if it's all the same inside, why does it matter where you buy from? So by that logic, why in the world would you not shop local!? The big box stores and liquor stores might be a smidge cheaper, but at the end of the day, if you're shopping there, no small business owner is doing a happy dance. Those big box stores don't need and won't appreciate your business like the little guys do. Next time you're craving a full-bodied red or a little sparkle, hit up these locals instead.
For bottles with a side of...
Charcuterie, cheese or chocolate boards: Veritas Wine Room
A monthly subscription option: Neighborhood Cellar
French food and fine hospitality: Parigi
Ft. Worth farm-to-table cuisine: Ellerbe Fine Foods
Cheese boards and such: Times Ten Cellars
Sandwiches, salads, charcuterie and cheese: Trova Wine
Prime beef, duck, pork, lamb or quail to-go: Burgundy Swine Wine Bar
Liquor, glassware, snacks and gifts: Biagio Wine & Spirits
Charcuterie, cheese and tapas: Barcelona Wine Bar
Take-and-bake/fry/grill/peel/etc. seafood: TJ's Fish Market
Pasta, pizza, salads and more: Cibo Divino