Best of Boston

2005 Best Wine List, Affordable

Sel de la Terre

Raise your glass to wine director Erik Johnson. An unapologetic Francophile with a giddy crush on Burgundy, Johnson has forsworn his first (and oh-so-pricey) love to find us delicious bargains from France’s southern regions and local wines like the Sel de la Terre Rosé from Westport Rivers. With most bottles priced in the mid-$30s, it’s a list that deserves to be feted.

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