Best of Boston

2016 Best Sommelier

Katie Gilarde, O Ya

With over-the-top dishes like foie gras nigiri doused in aged sake, it’s easy to get tripped up over matters of enology. Luckily, Katie Gilarde keeps vigil over O Ya’s cellar. This certified sake pro, a protégée of longtime Barbara Lynch Gruppo sommelier Cat Silirie, will guide you to old-vine verdejo and junmai daiginjos just waiting to be discovered.

9 East St., Boston, 617-654-9900,