At Grace in Chicago, Michael Muser keeps wine markups amazingly low. Here are 5 life-defining bottles from one of Food & Wine's 2014 Sommeliers of the Year.
1998, At the Water Grill in Los Angeles
1990 Robert Weil Riesling Spätlese
"I'd never experienced balance until I tried this. It was so fresh and alive, so intense and candied. It was just the epitome of the word balance."
2003, At his "crappy" Encino apartment. He spent all his money on wine.
2002 Edmond Vatan Clos la NÉore Sancerre
"I'd love to say I was in Chavignon when I had this electric wine, but I was in Encino. There's no less glamorous a place than Encino, I promise."