What are the best wine bars in Washington D.C.?

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Oneophiles will find much to love about the wine bars in Washington, D.C. -- from local vintages to specialty shops stocking the best the world over, the D.C. area has become a haven for wine. Here are a few of our favorite wine bars in Washington, D.C.: 

Proof
Although technically a restaurant, the bar at this Penn Quarter hotspot offers one of the city's best and most comprehensive wine lists. Pair your selection with one of Executive Chef Haidar Karoum's spectacular modern American dishes.

Cork
Another bar and restaurant hybrid, this shop has pawned the popular Cork Market as well, which stocks wines and other assorted food and home staples. Test small plates with a wide selection of reds and whites in this Logan Circle destination.

Veritas
Intimate and perfect for date nights, this tiny Dupont Circle bar is one of our favorites to share a glass of our favorite Chianti and a cheese plate. 

Slate
New to Glover Park, this is the Georgetown area's first wine bar. Younger clientele frequent the bar regularly, so the list is more approachable and reasonably priced than many in the city.

Screwtop
Just outside of Washington, D.C. proper in Arilngton's Clarendon neighborhood, this wine bar and wine shop offers a wide variety of interesting reds and whites with a simple menu that includes items like grilled cheese.  

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