Best of Boston

BEST Wine Shop

2000 BEST Wine Shop, City

Brookline Liquor Mart

Allston

From the outside, this sprawling liquor store looks like any other rundown rendezvous for drunken booze-hounds. Inside, however, you’ll find one of the finest selections of vintage wine in New England. It’s for the latter that we just can’t seem… read more »

2000 BEST Wine Shop, Suburban

Gordon’s Fine Wines

Waltham

Gordon’s is Waltham’s answer to one-stop shopping for wine and spirits aficionados. The wine market has a solid foundation in Bordeaux in addition to an impressive international selection; in addition, Gordon’s sells a wide range of single-malt scotches and imported… read more »

2000 BEST Wine Shop

Westport Rivers Vineyard’s Sparkling Wines

Westport

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… read more »

1999 BEST Wine Shop

Brookline Liquor Mart

Allston

There are plenty of great wine stores in Boston, but what keeps Brookline one step ahead of the pack are its serious French wines—particularly Burgundies and Rhones. BLM has been bringing in Guigal’s great Rhones for more than a generation,… read more »

1998 BEST Wine Shop

Brookline Liquor Mart

Allston

For lovers of serious french wines, Brookline Liquor Mart is one of the best stores in the country. True, if you are looking for widely available wines, you may find cheaper places elsewhere. But because the store is owned by… read more »

1995 BEST Wine Shop

Marty’s Liquors

Newtonville

Thousands (yes, thousands!) of bottles to choose from and several hundred beers. If you’re stuck for a selection or need advice, look for wine buyer Tom Schmeisser. He’s one of New England’s most knowledgeable oenophiles. read more »

1992 BEST Wine Shop

The Wine Cask

Somerville

Great selection, fair prices, and a very helpful and knowledgeable staff. read more »

1991 BEST Wine Shop

Violette Wine Cellars

Cambridge

Richard Kzirian’s selection may seem small, but as Spencer Tracy once said, what’s there is “cherce.” Kziriain’s advice is indispensable. read more »

1988 BEST Wine Shop

The Wine Cask

Somerville

The helpful staff almost outshine the selection. read more »

1987 BEST Wine Shop

Winecellar of Silene

Boston and Waltham

Consistently the best wines at the best prices, and exceptional delivery service. read more »