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The nation’s capital is home to several restaurants and wine bars with great by-the-glass programs but three of the best are Westend Bistro, which is a cross between French bistro fare and contemporary American cuisine, mixing flavors of the Chesapeake, Provence and the French Riviera; Minibar, the avant-garde food temple of chef José Andrés; and The Pig, a pork-centric restaurant that adheres to nose-to-tail cooking and sourcing local seasonal ingredients, including vegetables from their farm in nearby La Plata, Maryland. At The Pig, four separate four-ounce Coravin pours are available for $19 to $24: Duckhorn Goldeneye pinot noir, Caymus cabernet sauvignon, DuMOL pinot noir and Spottswoode cabernet sauvignon. Sommelier Michael H. Kennedy II handles the wine picks at Westend Bistro and they do not disappoint. The exciting news is, a glass of literally any wine on his impressive list can be had for one-fourth of the bottle price — a rare opportunity for wine lovers.