1. Some prefer Bordeaux to brewskis. Those diners are in luck. Take a look at the wine cellar prominently on display near the hostess stand at Harry’s Savoy Grill (North Wilmington, 475-3000). The prime rib and steaks are legendary, so there’s a lengthy list of Cabernet Sauvignons, Burgundies, Merlots and Syrahs.
2. With a name like Domaine Hudson (Wilmington, 655-9463), it’s not surprising the restaurant specializes in wine, which is available in three pour sizes. The restaurant has received OpenTable’s Best Wine List in Greater Philadelphia recognition. However, Domaine Hudson has also been applauded for Chef Dwain Kalup’s cuisine.
3. Caffé Gelato (Newark, 738-5811) boasts a 1,500-bottle wine cellar with more than 100 varietals. The restaurant, which makes its own pasta and gelato, hosts regular wine dinners.
4. At the Blue Moon (Rehoboth Beach, 227-6515), you can consult a sommelier, co-owner Meg Gardner, who passed the first of a series of exams offered by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Gardner is passionate about the stories behind the wines. Her husband, Lion, is passionate about cooking. It’s a win-win for diners.
5. Nearby Eden (Rehoboth Beach, 227-3330) this year landed on Wine Spectator’s list of the best restaurants for wine. (The Green Room and Sullivan’s Steakhouse have also been recognized.)