America's Best Wine Bars
The Ten Bells, New York City
This Lower East Side wine bar leans organic, sustainable, and local, although wines show up from all over. A neighborhood-bar vibe (stamped tin ceiling; brick wall; chalkboards galore) is a fine setting for nibbling artisan cheeses (mostly from raw milk), trying the local charcuterie, or working your way through succulent, salty oysters (half price during happy hour). Choose from more than 30 wines by the glass, or 140 by the bottle.
Great Match: A half-dozen oysters with a glass of Jo Landron muscadet from the Loire Valley, $24 total.