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Top U.S. Natural Wine Shops

These five shops stock terrific wines like the ones Jon Fine sought out in the Loire.

New York City

Appellation

Three-quarters of the selection at this cozy shop is organic, biodynamic or sustainably made.

Wine to Try: Earthy 2007 Coturri Testa Vineyards Carignane ($26)

Chicago

Red & White

This Bucktown store stocks only 200 bottles, requiring the owners to be extra-picky.

Wine to Try: Citrusy 2007 Nana, Vins et Cie You Are So Cool Blanc ($23)

San Francisco

Terroir

A SoMa natural-wines-only shop, Terroir doubles as a wine bar that will serve any bottle from its shelves.

Wine to Try: Delicate 2008 Domaine Rimbert Le Chant de Marjolaine Carignane ($17)

Boston

The Wine Bottega

Owner Kerri Platt chooses wines that allow her to be "a storyteller as well as a sommelier."

Wine to Try: Fruity 2006 Fattoria Selvanova Vignantica Aglianico ($18)

Lexington, KY

Wine+Market

In addition to more than 100 natural wines, the shop sells local produce and cheeses.

Wine to Try: Rustic 2009 Domaine Des 2 Ânes Premiers Pas Corbières ($16)

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Published June 2010
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