WINE NOT?

SEE, SWIRL, SNIFF, SIP, AND SA­VOR SPRING’S BEST BOT­TLES DUR­ING PHILLY WINE WE .

Philadelphia Style - - Scene Bar Exam - BY BRIAN FREEDMAN

Now in its third year, Philly Wine Week (philly­wine­week.org), March 19 to 26, will be high­light­ing the grape in all kinds of in­ter­est­ing and de­li­cious ways at more than 60 restau­rants and bars. Here, four oenophile fa­vorites for rais­ing a glass.

PANORAMIC VIEW

Panorama gen­eral man­ager and Wine Di­rec­tor Bill Ec­cle­ston co­founded Philly Wine Week with Kate Moroney, of Vin­tage Wine Bar & Bistro, in 2014. The wine pro­gram Ec­cle­ston has de­vel­oped over the years, in­clud­ing more than 150 wines by the glass, is one of the city’s most no­table for Ital­ian reds like the Cantina Frentana Terre Valse Mon­tepul­ciano and stun­ning Amer­i­can beau­ties like the Bills­boro Semi-dry Ries­ling. Penn’s View Ho­tel, 14 N. Front St., 215-922-7800; pennsviewho­tel.com/panorama

HIGH STEAKS

Wine Week is yet an­other rea­son to head on up to that re­gal, sec­ond-floor aerie that is Davio’s North­ern Ital­ian Steak­house. Pair one of the leg­endary steaks with a phe­nom­e­nal bot­tle of Iuli Ros­sore 2012, a deeply ex­pres­sive Cal­i­for­nia red like the Mer­riam Caber­net Franc 2011, or one of the restau­rant’s ex­quis­ite pri­vate-la­bel wines. 111 S. 17th St., 215-5634810; davios.com/phil

Among the stand­out plates on Panorama’s re­vamped menu is the bra­ci­ola: veal skirt steak served with po­lenta and broc­coli rabe.

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