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BEST Wine List, affordable

2008 BEST Wine List, Affordable

Silvertone

Despite the walls covered in vintage wine labels and street signs from French wine strongholds, Silvertone feels more like a chummy pub than a posh wine bar. And yet its buyers are no slouches, having compiled a list chock-full of… read more»

2008 BEST Wine List, Affordable

Silvertone Bar & Grill

Boston

Despite the walls covered in vintage wine labels and street signs from French wine strongholds, Silvertone feels more like a chummy pub than a posh wine bar. And yet its buyers are no slouches, having compiled a list chock-full of… read more»

2007 BEST Wine List, Affordable

Les Zygomates

Boston

Though no slouch when it comes to premium wines (offering showstoppers that top three figures), Les Zyg hasn’t forgotten the budget tippler: On any night you can uncork a low-profile gem for less than a dinner entree. read more»

2006 BEST Wine List, Affordable

Les Zygomates

Boston

The pleasures of wine-drinking diminish considerably when everything a restaurant pours (a) puts you in debt or (b) comes from a vintner or varietal you’ve never heard of. Cheers, then, to Les Zygomates for its accessible list aimed at connoisseurs… read more»

2005 BEST Wine List, Affordable

Sel de la Terre

Boston

Raise your glass to wine director Erik Johnson. An unapologetic Francophile with a giddy crush on Burgundy, Johnson has forsworn his first (and oh-so-pricey) love to find us delicious bargains from France’s southern regions and local wines like the Sel… read more»

2003 BEST Wine List, Affordable

Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro

Boston

The muscles on your face that give you the ability to smile—les zygomates, as the French call them—get a good workout at this Leather District restaurant of the same name, thanks to its wine list of more than 200 bottles…. read more»

2002 BEST Wine List, Affordable

White Star Tavern

Boston

While most restaurants mark up their wine selections to more than double the price of a bottle, White Star Tavern owner Frank Bell keeps his bottles priced at no more than $8 over wholesale. Which means wine lovers can find… read more»

2001 BEST Wine List, Affordable

Veronique

Brookline

Sometimes it’s hard to swallow the markup on wine lists. Not so at Veronique. Owner Jim Apteker wants diners to learn about and taste wine, so he’s priced every bottle at just $10 over his cost. He makes the list… read more»

1998 BEST Wine List, Affordable

Uva

Boston

The wine list changes frequently, but its hallmark remains affordability. Consider this: old-vine 1996 Pernand-Vergelesses from Delarche for a mere $26; a fabulous Sauternes, the 1988 premier cru Chateux. La Tour Blanche, for $36; and, for a splurge, a simply… read more»

1997 BEST Wine List, Affordable

Anthony’s Pier 4

Boston

The wine list at Anthony’s Pier 4 is deceptive: It’s a Wine SpectatorGrand Award Winner (since 1982), and it is huge in a way that usually suggests an equally huge bill at the end. But do flip through the 30… read more»