Best Little Big Wine Program

Chada Thai

483528_256928951103006_403601795_nFor a wine lover, perusing the modest list of about 300 selections by chef/sommelier Bank Atcharawan is equivalent to a chocaholic spying Willy Wonka’s candy garden of delights. The wine list is chock-full of gems, and is famous for its collection of old and rare riesling, such as Johannishof Johannisberger Hölle Auslese 1976. The sweetness of German riesling is a perfect mate for Atcharwan’s spicy Thai cuisine; for his love of this varietal, Atcharawan has been dubbed “The Riesling Dude.” But his range of red wines is on fire, too! Finding Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the screaming 1998 vintage at a comparatively low price of $175—wow! At Chada Thai, it’s all about quality, not quantity. We also toast Atcharawan for offering all styles of wine by the glass for less than $10. 3440 S. Jones Blvd., 702-641-1345,