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Wines by the Glass

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Sometimes you feel like a lot, sometimes you don't. Several Austin restaurants are catching on to the fact that many diners would rather just have a glass or two of wine instead of a whole bottle. That way they can try different wines with their appetizers and their main course. While the majority of our restaurants offer a paltry few labels by the glass, more and more places are starting to offer a full spectrum.

We've searched many of our best restaurants to find the largest selections in town. Always compare the glass price to the bottle price. In the list below, we highlight 10 restaurants with more than 25 wines by the glass and little (or no) price penalty for choosing to drink by the glass instead of by the bottle. Next time you're in one of these places, try something new. We've recommended some of our favorites from each list. All prices below are by the glass. Happy hunting.

Asti

408 E. 43rd, 451-1218

27 wines by the glass

6-oz. pour

Price range: $6-$9

Be sure to try: MASI Soave Superior ($7.50) and Illuminate Montipulciano Riparroso ($7)

Castle Hill Cafe

1101 W. Fifth, 476-0728

38 wines by the glass

6-oz. pour

Price Range: $3.75-$9.00

Be sure to try: Landmark Chardonnay "Overlook" ($8.50) and D'Arrenberg "The Custodian" Grenache ($7.75)

Dan McKlusky's Restaurant

301 E. Sixth, 473-8924

63 wines by the glass

8-oz. pour (wine by the glass is actually cheaper than by the bottle here)

Price Range: $4.25-$12

Be sure to try: Ferrari Carano Fumé Blanc ($8.25) and Rex Hill King's Ridge

Pinot Noir ($7.50)

Eddie V's Edgewater Grill

301 E. Fifth, 472-1860

31 wines by the glass

7-oz. pour

Price Range: $6.50-$17

Be sure to try: Walraugh River Sauvignon Blanc ($13) and King Estate Pinot Gris ($9)

Jean-Luc's French Bistro

705 Colorado, 494-0033

30 wines by the glass

6-oz. pour

Price Range: $6-$21

Be sure to try: Trimbach Pinot Blanc ($8) and Matayac Cahors ($8)

Malaga Wine & Tapas Bar

208 W. Fourth, 236-8020

38 wines by the glass

6-oz. pour

Price Range: $5-$15

Be sure to try: Bodegas As Laxas Albariño ($7) and Marques de Moral Tempranillo ($6)

Mezzaluna

310 Colorado, 472-6770

40 wines by the glass

6.5-oz. pour

Price Range: $5.50-$25

Be sure to try: Midolini Tokai Friulano ($5.50) and Amano Primitivo ($7)

Mirabelle

8127 Mesa Drive, 346-7900

39 wines by the glass

6-oz. pour

Price Range: $4-$8.50

Be sure to try: Domaine Larredya Jurancon Sec ($4.75) and Sebastiani Domenici Vineyard Movedre ($6.50)

Sardine Rouge

311 W. Sixth, 473-8642

53 wines by the glass

6-oz. pour

Price Range: $6.75-$14.75

Be sure to try: Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc ($8.75) and Ravenswood Zinfandel ($8.50)

Shoreline Grill

98 San Jacinto, 477-3300

50 wines by the glass

6-oz. pour

Price range: $5-$11.50

Be sure to try: Gagliardo Favorita Fallegro ($7) and Domaine des Espiers Côtes du Rhone ($6)

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