Best of Boston
2018 Best Sommelier
Jen Fields, Alden & Harlow/Waypoint
Not to knock somms who manage phone-book-thick catalogs you can treat like oenophilic iTunes stores. But there’s something to be said for letting a DJ with killer taste man the turntable. At Alden & Harlow and Waypoint, Jen Fields has built offbeat but on-the-pulse lists featuring quirkball lovelies—from Priorat, Slovenia, and emerging patches of Italy—and a gently subversive point of view. 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-864-2100, aldenharlow.com; 1030 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-864-2300, waypointharvard.com.