Michael Muser of Chicago’s Grace is one of Food & Wine’s amazing 2014 Sommeliers of the Year. Here are his top 10 places for wine in his city.
1. Perman Wine Selections
This is, without question, my favorite wine shop. When a Chicago guy who buys wine for a living wants to see something new, he goes to see Craig Perman. His entire shop is filled with interesting, provocative and exploratory choices. 802 W. Washington Blvd.; 312-666-4417; permanwine.com.
2. Telegraph Restaurant and Wine Bar
I think wine director Jeremy Quinn is a genius. I’m always excited to go to Telegraph and see what he’s doing. His by-the-glass selection is always on point and his prices are never over the top. 2601 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 773-292-9463; telegraphchicago.com.