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America's best wine bars: Kazimierz World Wine Bar

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Kazimierz World Wine Bar, Scottsdale, AZ

There’s a speakeasy aura to this cavernous spot, known to fans simply as Kazbar. But its plush sofas and stone walls adorned with antique barrels—a funky tribute to the global wine village—will make you feel welcome. Bottles from more than 35 countries, including unusual locales like Croatia and Lebanon, result in a jaw-dropping 1,900 listings. For the overwhelmed, there’s the “Nifty Fifty,” a truncated version of the mammoth wine menu. Thankfully, the finger-food selection is briefer, with options such as the Cuban Pretzel Crisis sandwich (pretzel bread, chicken breast, prosciutto, and house pickles) and a decadent caramel fondue.

Great Match: The pancetta, potato, and smoked-Gouda flatbread and a glass of 2007 Goriška Brda Movia Ribolla (Slovenia), $26 total.

kazbar.net

Aarti Virani

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