2008 William Fèvre Champs Royaux Chablis ($22)
Birmingham star chef Frank Stitt loves Chablis, and William Fèvre is one of his favorites (and mine). It's a great basic Chablis from a first-rate producer.
2006 Hirsch Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($75)
The people of Birmingham sure love Pinot Noir (it's on every wine list and grocery-store shelf), and this one, which I had at Stitt's Highlands Bar and Grill, is one of the very best: silken and elegant.
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NV Adami Garbèl Prosecco ($15)
Fruity and appealing, this Prosecco is Stitt's house sparkling wine, which may be one reason why it sells so well at all the local wine shops.