Tbilisi has an amazingly (to me) large number of wine bars and shops. It seemed there was at least one on nearly every block. With only a few, short days to sample them, I clearly didn’t visit them all. Nonetheless, I came home with some favorites (mentioned here) and some non-favorites (perhaps a different post?).
So, what makes a wine bar great? The same factors that make any establishment great: good product, friendly and knowledgeable staff, comfortable environment, and, often, a certain je ne sais quoi. I found 3 places that fit these conditions within 1km of my hotel.