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, theurbangrape.com