Best of Boston

2001 Best Sommelier

Alicia Towns, Grill 23 & Bar

This Harvard-educated sommelier spends most of her nights winning over the suit-and-tie crowd that flocks to Grill 23’s polished interior. Towns’ wine list is impressive, with solid selections of steak-friendly cabernets and zinfandels, as well as some choice boutique options not available in other restaurants. Her presentations are as flawless as her knowledge is vast.

161 Berkeley St., Boston, 617-542-2255,