A classic Indian restaurant, The Oven has been enlivening the taste buds of locals and visitors alike in Lincoln, Nebraska, for 25 years now. Its wide-ranging menu of tandoori, curry, and biyrani dishes is, of course, an important part of its longevity.
But what really marks out The Oven from comparable restaurants of the genre is its impeccably chosen, wide-ranging, and imaginative wine list.
Praised by the World’s Best Wine Lists 2015 judges for its “excellent all-round range that ticks all the boxes for style, choice, and sizes,” The Oven list is genuinely international in approach, clearly arranged by variety, and cherry-picks the best producers from a long list of regions.
The classics—Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Tuscany—are all well represented in the mix. But the judges also admired the way such unusual finds as German Dornfelder, Victorian Moscato, and Hungarian dry Furmint are woven into the list, which features both long-established star producers and the best up-and-coming names.