Five and Ten

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Steven Grubbs manages the wine programs at both Empire State South and Five and Ten, and he skews the vino at the latter—Athens’s finest restaurant—to the tastes of a sophisticated college town: a few more American Chardonnays and Cabs, Italian varietals that appeal to well-traveled professors, and every bottle demystified by Grubbs’s pithy summaries.

Drink This: 2008 Cerasuolo di Vittoria, COS, a Sicilian red with hints of chocolate, cranberry, and nutmeg: $56.

1653 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, fiveandten.com

This listing originally appeared in our June 2012 issue.

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