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2013 BEST Wine Bar
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Belly Wine Bar

Cambridge

The regions, the varietals, the vintages—the world of wine can be intimidating. Not at Belly, where the eclectic by-the-glass list is organized around lighthearted headings (like the Grease-themed “Pink Ladies” for rose, and “Beauty School Dropout” for chilled reds) that… read more»

2009 BEST Wine Bar
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The Butcher Shop

Boston

As the longtime wine doyenne of the Barbara Lynch empire, Cat Silirie knows her way around a corkscrew. For proof, look no further than the corner of Tremont and Waltham, where over the past six years she’s nurtured this updated… read more»

2008 BEST Wine Bar
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Bin 26 Enoteca

Boston

With a selection that runs from aglianicos through zinfandels and a wine list that reads like a guidebook, Bin 26 is an unknockable choice for novices looking to get their palates wet. Seasoned oenophiles will likewise have no quibbles with… read more»

1989 BEST Wine Bar

Vin & Eddie’s Ristorante and Wine Bar

North Abington

Great prices and great selection, particularly of older vintages from California and Italy. read more»

1985 BEST Wine Bar

Vintage

Cambridge

An outpost for oenophiles in Harvard Square. read more»

1984 BEST Wine Bar

Vintage

Cambridge

Terrific list, great by-the-glass variety. read more»

1983 BEST Wine Bar

The Custom House

Marblehead

Boston musician Fran Sheehan has put together an extensive, well-priced list at this North Shore establishment. read more»

1982 BEST Wine Bar

Bunch of Grapes

Boston

The wine-bar phenomenon has barely caught on here, and this is the best of the bunch. So to speak. read more»