Whether it's kicking back with a glass, picking out a bottle to enjoy at home or sampling from potential new favorites, you can rely on the expertise of these Columbus wine bars!

House Wine

644 High St., Worthington

With one location in Old Worthington and a second coming soon to Bexley, House Wine has established itself as a place to explore new wines and educate yourself on the subject. It stocks a rotating list of more than 500 wines, and the shop's organization and layout make it easy to explore different regions and styles. housewine.biz

Hausfrau Haven

769 S. Third St., German Village

The Hausfrau Haven is a welcoming and long-running spot in the heart of German Village. True to the “Haven” moniker, the shop feels like a quiet getaway in the midst of the historic neighborhood. It features an expertly curated selection of wines, as well as bottled beers and gifts. hausfrauhaven.com

Tastings – A Wine Experience

958 N. High St., Short North

The Indianapolis-based Tastings opened its Columbus location last spring, in the former digs of Camelot Cellars (which moved to Olde Towne East). Tastings' signature features are the four Enomatic wine dispensers in the center of the space, each featuring 18 different wines. tastingsbar.com/columbus

Meza Wine Shop

48 N. State St., Westerville

Celebrating a decade in the wine business this year, Meza offers more than 800 labels by the bottle, plus a rotating selection of 20-plus wines by the glass. Meza is located in charming Uptown Westerville, and draws in regulars with its weekday happy hour specials, Friday night wine tastings and curated bar snacks to complement the vino. mezawineshop.com

Wine on High

789 N. High St., Short North

This two-level Short North wine shop offers wines by the glass, regular tastings, a selection of cocktails and draft beers, plus food pairings from the Hubbard Grille next door. Wines by the glass typically feature a varied selection from around the world, while a wine club membership gives you the chance to try a new bottle every month and get access to special tastings. wineonhigh.com