Best of Boston

2012 Best Wine Shop

Central Bottle and Provisions

We’ve had it with snotty wine sellers. You know what? Sometimes all we want is an oaky California chardonnay. Instead of judging our palates or wallets, the folks at Central Bottle approach our preferences and budget like a fun riddle. That the in-store tastings are built around themes like “Bad-Ass Winemakers” only confirms this shop’s populist approach.

196 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-225-0040,