Adega Restaurant and Wine Bar. Stylish adjunct to one of Denver's most wine-focused restaurants, with an eclectic by-the-glass list, including a Riesling du jour. Mix-and-match bar menu with inventive snacks and more substantial picks. 1700 Wynkoop St., Denver; 303/534-2222.
Brix. This cozy and convivial Cherry Creek North bistro-cum-wine bar has an international wine list, with more than 30 offered by the glass, and sophisticated comfort food like shepherd's pie and cornmeal-crusted calamari. On St. Paul St., between Second and Third Avenues, Denver; 303/333-3355.
13th St. Wine Bar. A romantically lit bar with cushy chairs to sit in and savor the 33 wines by the glass and snacks like smoked salmon, antipasti, and panini. Closed Sun. 1301 Washington Ave. at 13th St., Golden; 303/271-0730.
Trios Enoteca. The reasonably priced (especially at happy hour Tue–Fri) list of wines by the glass and bottle ranges widely, from Tuscany to California to Mexico. Dimly lit and comfortable. Closed Sun–Mon. 1730 Wynkoop, Denver; 303/293-2887.
The Village Cork. This snug nook offers affordable flights and about 30 wines by the glass complemented by a chalkboard menu with pâtés, artisan cheese plates, and brie with roasted garlic. Closed Sun. 1300 S. Pearl St., Denver; 303/282-8399. ―Lori Midson, Kate Washington
Mosaic Gallery Wine Bar & Restaurant. Local and international art, a hip urban feel, and homey comfort food make this a nice spot for enjoying a glass or bottle of Walla Walla wine. 500 W. Main St., Boise; 208/338-5006.
Red Feather Lounge. An extensive wine list heavy on Idaho, Oregon, and Washington bottles; lots of wines by the glass, plus a full regional menu. 246 N. Eighth St., Boise; 208/429-6340. ―Charity Ferreira