Best of Boston 2007 Wine Shop
375 Boylston St., Brookline, 617-277-5522; 516 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-266-9300
This standout vino peddler has always put up a broad range of bottles and good advice. But the wine jukeboxa nifty contraption that doles out samples for freeat its Brookline location has officially taken the mystery out of wine selection by making the whole process as easy as taking a sip and seeing for yourself. If further guidance is required, both shops boast well-educated clerks and intelligent tasting cards. Best of all, the markups are low and the discounts high, something thats sure to please, no matter your taste.