10 Favorite Wine Lists in the Bay Area (As Chosen By Check, Please! Bay Area Guests)

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No episode of Check, Please! Bay Area is complete without a glass of wine - nor is a meal, for that matter, and Leslie Sbracco would agree! For more than one great glass of wine, check out these wine lists as recommended by Check, Please! Bay Area guests...


Restaurant: Piperade

Recommended by: Andrew, Season 1

“Piperade’s wine list rivals that of any of the numerous wine bars that have recently started popping up all over the City.


Willi's Wine Bar

Restaurant: Willi’s Wine Bar

Recommended by: Eric, Season 8

“With their wine list, I’m like a kid in a candy store!”


Restaurant: SPQR

Recommended by: Jennifer, Season 8

“All the staff is extremely knowledgeable about the extensive Italian wine list.”


Restaurant: Jardiniere

Recommended by: Charlene, Season 2

“One of the best wine lists perhaps in the country!”

La Foret

Restaurant: La Foret

Recommended by: Patrick, Season 2

“There’s a cabernet section that really collectors would die to taste many of those wines at prices that are really affordable!”

Della Santina's Trattoria

Restaurant: Della Santina’s Trattoria

Recommended by: Lois, Season 5

“There is a wine focus and a wine country focus to the place. They even have a wine club!”

Absinthe Brasserie and Bar

Restaurant: Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

Recommended by: Robert, Season 2

“With a wide range of wines and liquors, THIS would have to qualify as one of the great places in San Francisco to have a drink.”

Canela Bistro and Wine Bar

Restaurant: Canela Bistro and Wine Bar

Recommended by: Scott, Season 8

“I really do appreciate it you when a restaurant doesn't try to gouge you on the wine, and their prices are great.”


Restaurant: Viognier

Recommended by: Karen, Season 2

“The trained servers guide diners through their sophisticated wine list for the perfect pairing.”

Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant

Restaurant: Oliveto Café and Restaurant

Recommended by: David, Season 4

“You can get a great bottle of wine without paying an arm and a leg.”