There are, naturally enough, some great Napa wines on offer to match executive chef Francisco Araya’s “simple and clean, yet bold and flavorful” food at Shanghai’s Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen, exploring the exquisite harmony of food and wine. Big names such as Dominus, Harlan, Opus One, Joseph Phelps, and Shafer are all represented, with both recent and mature vintages. But sampling the best of the California region is by no means the only reason to visit. Indeed the selection is superbly varied, not least in the part of the list that the judges at the World’s Best Wine Lists 2017 awards deemed excellent and well-chosen: the by-the-glass choices.
Offering both affordable and genuinely fine wines, the by-the-glass list features a diverse range of top producers worldwide including: Champagne Deutz and Domaine Romanée-Conti, Antinori, Norton, Torbreck, Viña Aquitania, Alvaro Palacios, Hess and Yao Family, Greywacke, and Grace Vineyard. The list goes on in a superbly structured by-the-glass program.