Best of Boston

2009 Best Sommelier

Grill 23 & Bar

Where others might lean on ‘steak wines’ like big California cabs (yawn), Grill 23’s DeWinter is likely to suggest a Paolo Bea Rosso 2000, from the little Umbrian town of Sagrantino, for your bone-in filet—he’s just that excited about the unsung heroes in his cache of some 1,500 labels. Odds are, you will be, too.

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