Best of Boston

Best Wine Shop

2007 Best Wine Shop

Wine Gallery

Brookline
This standout vino peddler has always put up a broad range of bottles and good advice. But the wine jukebox—a nifty contraption that doles out […] read more»
2006 Best Wine Shop

Wine Galley

Brookline
Wine stores tend to cater to either experts or idiots. If, like most of us, you’re somewhere in between, head to the Wine Gallery, a […] read more»
2005 Best Wine Shop

Gordon’s Fine Wines & Spirits

Waltham
If you love French wines, you’ll love Gordon’s. Wine director David Raines spends three months a year scouting the best from Burgundy, Alsace, and the […] read more»
2004 Best Wine Shop

Brix Wine Shop

Boston
Brix is so different in look and concept from its competitors, people often mistake it for an expensive boutique. Don’t be fooled: Co-owners Carri Wroblewski […] read more»
2003 Best Wine Shop

Brookline Liquor Mart

Allston
With its oaky scent, worn wooden shelves, and thousands of bottles, Brookline Liquor Mart is simply an oenophile’s delight. This superstore has been doling out […] read more»
2002 Best Wine Shop

Bauer Wines & Spirits

Boston
You’ve planned the menu and invited the guests. Now you need the perfect wine to make the dinner party a success. Look no further: Bauer […] read more»
2001 Best Wine Shop

Brookline Liquor Mart

Allston
We’re fond of smaller wine shops—Back Bay’s excellent Bauer Wine & Spirits, say, and Somerville’s Wine and Cheese Cask (where you can pick up some […] read more»
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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»
1992 Best Wine Shop

The Wine Cask

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