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Sunday School for Wine Lovers

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I can think of no better way to while away a Sunday than with a good friend, in-depth conversation, and an amazing glass of wine. Unless, of course, that lazy afternoon also comes with a free wine education.

The best place in town for that right now is Sixty Vines, where you’ll find a relaxed, upscale atmosphere, wine on tap, and a lighter, healthier menu that’s reminiscent of the ambiance in Napa Valley or Sonoma.

While typical fare in Dallas trends towards beef, barbecue, and Tex-Mex, Sixty Vines focuses on fresh produce and simple preparations, perfect for a lighter lunch or brunch, or a (mostly) guilt-free dinner.

Then, of course, there’s the wine. “We’re all about making wine accessible, both in terms of trying new things and intereracting with a knowledgeable staff that is passionate, patient, and not at all pretentious,” says Aaron Benson, beverage manager.

Sixty Vines offers an extensive list of wines available by glass or bottle, including several that can help visitors explore classic wine regions, such as Rioja or Bordeaux, at reasonable prices. The restaurant takes their commitment to wine education so seriously that they have partnered with the Court of Master Sommeliers to thoroughly educate the staff.

Our personable and efficient server, Shaina, is a Certified Sommelier who asked us about our preferences and then presented us with a flight of custom selections that were the perfect pour for our palates. We left with a newfound appreciation for pinot grigio and a couple of ideas for great bottles to enjoy in the future. “We want to be the first place people go to make new wine discoveries,” Benson adds. Mission accomplished.

Here’s to the joys of lifelong learning!

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