Every year at Carnival time, thousands of revelers crowd the streets of New Orleans to toast to the Krewes of Cork, Dionysus (the Greek God of the Grape Harvest) and Bacchus (the Roman God of Wine).
But Mardi Gras isn’t the only time we appreciate what grows on the vine. For more than a hundred years, the city’s old-line Creole restaurants have celebrated the magical interplay of fine wine and upscale cuisine. And, along with our unique cocktail culture, New Orleans has a dozen or so delightful wine bars that offer intriguing selections from all over the world. Some of these establishments serve weekly wine tastings where you can try vintages from around the world before cozying up with a full glass.