Late last year, Fred Wojtkielewicz transformed local downtown favorite The Wine Lo into FLG Terroir, a conversation-friendly wine lover’s retreat. The space is warm and expansive, with stone-cut tile, an exposed beam ceiling and an open kitchen. The wine list, which centers around boutique wines from Europe and California, including unusual finds such as Rare Wine Co. Madeiras and Cetonze Frappato along with a few local options, is on full view along the walls. Pull a bottle from the shelf and you can drink it on site for a mere $5 corkage fee. The small plates encourage lingering, with wine-oriented bites like Sherry-braised oxtail over polenta, or a roasted vegetable tamale, not to mention oysters shipped in fresh daily.
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Based in Sonoma, Elaine Chukan Brown serves as the American specialist for JancisRobinson.com. Their work also appears in World of Fine Wine, the fourth edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine and on their own site, WakawakaWineReviews.com. Prior to writing about wine, Chukan Brown was a philosophy professor specializing in ethics and social politics.
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