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Bentley Restaurant & Bar (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Bentley offers delicious, modern Australian food in a relaxed setting with one of the best wine lists in town (700+ bottle selections and 25 wines by the glass). While this Surry Hills restaurant offers a lot of hard-to-find, rare and cult wines, it is also a great place to taste a...Read Full Story

Oak Barrel (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

I discovered this wine shop the first time I came to Australia on a wine trip with Josh Greene (editor of W&S). During the trip, I’d found a number of rare wines I wanted to bring back to the US to show my friends, and this is...Read Full Story

Love, Tilly Devine (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Named after Sydney’s most notorious female crime boss of the late 1920s, Love, Tilly Devine is a small wine bar hidden in an alley in Darlinghurst. I remember coming here when I first moved to Sydney and Matt Swieboda, the sommelier and co-owner, was pouring one of my...Read Full Story

Bistro Felix & Ash St. Cellar (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

I met Franck Moreau, MS, when I first moved to Sydney. Not only are we both French and both in charge of large wine programs but were we were also preparing for our Master Sommelier examinations and would often train together. Moreau moved to Australia in 2004 and, since 2005, has...Read Full Story

Wine Library (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The Wine Library, a European-inspired wine bar that opened July 2010 in Woollahra, is the latest hit from the trio Traci Trinder, James Hird and Todd Garratt—well known for Buzo, their Italian restaurant around the corner. Open seven days a week, it’s filled with...Read Full Story

10 William Street (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

I really enjoy this place. A cozy wine bar in the Paddington neighborhood, it has a great vibe, some of the best music (especially when sommelier Matt Young is in charge of the playlist) and a great selection of very well priced wines. The list ranges over 250 selections, managed...Read Full Story

121BC (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Hidden in a backstreet in Surry Hills and a little bit difficult to find, this small, dark place brings Italy’s best to Sydney. Giorgio de Maria landed in Sydney in 2011, after sommelier stints in Italy, Ireland and Japan. He opened 121BC Cantina & Enoteca as an Italian...Read Full Story

Fix St James (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Stuart Knox, aka "the man with the red shoes," opened his wine bar and restaurant in 2006 in the central business district (or CBD) after returning home from a stint in England. Fix St James reflects its energetic, clever owner with a cheerful feel and smart dining area...Read Full Story

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