Kansas City retailer Ryan Sciara established the Cellar Rat as a big player in the local retail wine scene even though it’s a smaller place than any of its many competitors. Sciara’s new home, Underdog Wine Company, is even tinier. Perched in the nearly century-old Crestwood Shops, south of the Plaza, this 600-square-foot space features a small, tightly selected set of wines, organized by style and with almost all wines priced in the $10 to $40 range. Sciara is making room for small batch, American bean-to-bar chocolates, too.
This review appears in the print edition of the June 2014 issue. Like what you just read? Subscribe now.