Best of Boston

2013 Best Wine Shop

Ball Square Fine Wines

Few wine shops are as easy (or as fun) to explore as Ball Square. There are the weekly Friday-night tastings, the nearby cheese counter for perfect fromage pairings, and the organized shelves, which are filled with everything from solid $8 bargain bottles to a precious $1,500 Château Latour. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? The affable staffers will happily special-order it for you.

716 Broadway, Somerville, 617-623-9500,