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,; 1030 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-864-2300,