Five and Ten


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,

This listing originally appeared in our June 2012 issue.