Best of Boston

2011 Best Wine Shop, West

The Urban Grape

We’re done wandering around wine shops, waiting patiently for a clerk to comb his mental archives for something we’ll enjoy. Urban Grape sells wine the way we like to buy it: grouped by body and intensity—not by region, grape, or cheesy categories like “fresh and fruity.” Add in a tasting machine that dispenses samples of staff favorites, and you have a shopping experience worth toasting.

7 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-232-4831,