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Friday, March 27, 2009

Wine Bar of the Week: Wine Jar

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 10:01 AM

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Wine Jar (1870 Fillmore), a cozy and friendly neighborhood hangout, is what I call a real wine bar, as opposed to a restaurant that doubles or poses as a wine bar. They sell some nuts, olives, and cheese to snack on, and have a small selection of good bottled beer, but the focus is on the wine.

The thoughtfully chosen list includes around 50 wines, more than half available by the glass ($4-18) or half-glass, and many of the rest in half (375ml) bottles. The selection favors boutique California wineries, but also has some nice choices from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.

Wine Jar is open 4pm-midnight Tues.-Fri., 2pm-midnight Sat., and

2pm-9pm Sun. From opening until 7pm, there's a happy-hour special with $3 beers and 20%

off all bottles. Click the "Contact Us" button on to

subscribe to their e-mail newsletter and hear about tastings, parties,

and special offers. (Click the image below for a larger version.)

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