2000 BEST Wine Shop
Westport Rivers Vineyard’s Sparkling Wines
Vintners Bob and Carol Russell often refer to themselves as farmers rather than winemakers, though they produce a national and international award-winning series of methode Champenoise sparkling wines. These are bottled testimony to their efforts and ethos—the Russells’ business is a family one (sons Bill and Bob make the wine and manage the vineyard respectively) devoted to preserving Massachusetts farmland and producing a superior product. If it’s good enough for the White House (the sparkling wines were served at the Governor’s Dinner 2000), then it is welcome on our table.