Best of Boston

2003 Best Wine Shop

Brookline Liquor Mart

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 educated, accessible wine advice for more than 40 years and boasts an enormous selection from the world’s best wine-producing regions. There are varietal tastings every Saturday, an intriguing rare wine room, and monthly sales and specials. For large orders, take advantage of the delivery service or place orders online for future case shipments. Or just come in and browse; everyone from first-time tasters to experienced collectors can find a gem.

1354 Commonwealth Ave., Allston, 617-734-7700,