Wine Shop

Editor's Choice
Wines Off Wynkoop

Located in an alley off the main drag of 16th Street Mall (look for the hanging, circular sign with a grape logo to mark your turnoff), this LoDo shop is a favorite of downtown office dwellers in need of a quick bottle on the way home or en route to a gathering. Exposed brick walls adorned with local artwork, three tiers of hardwood floors, and an approachable wine display make for a welcoming, unstuffy atmosphere that works for first-time tasters and seasoned winos alike. Swing by on a Wednesday for a “when you buy two” deal (purchase two or more of the designated bottles and get 15 percent off); or, better yet, take off early for the weekend and treat yourself to a happy-hour tasting—free every Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. But more than discounts, it’s the expertise that keeps us coming back. 1610 16th St., 303-571-1012,

Reader's Choice
Mondo Vino

3601 W. 32nd Ave., 303-458-3858,