Best of Boston

Best Sommelier

2003 Best Sommelier

James Flynn, The Federalist

Boston
One hundred seventeen pages long, with upwards of 32,800 bottles, the Federalist's wine list is a tome to be reckoned with—if not downright feared. But [...] read more»
2002 Best Sommelier

Veronica Picon-Gross, L’Espalier

Boston
The perfect complement to the elegance of a meal at L'Espalier? An equally elegant bottle of wine, recommended by vivacious sommelier Veronica Picon-Gross. With detailed [...] read more»
2001 Best Sommelier

Alicia Towns, Grill 23 & Bar

Boston
This Harvard-educated sommelier spends most of her nights winning over the suit-and-tie crowd that flocks to Grill 23's polished interior. Towns' wine list is impressive, [...] read more»
2000 Best Sommelier

Jeannie Rogers, Il Capriccio

Waltham
Jeannie Rogers is a soft-spoken woman, but when it comes to wine she sure knows her stuff. After 20 years of building the incredible cellar [...] read more»
1999 Best Sommelier

Jeanne Rogers, Il Capriccio

Waltham
Rogers' unsurpassed knowledge of Italian wines makes her a living treasure for the wine connoisseur. A co-owner of this suburban Italian oasis, Jeanne is responsible [...] read more»
1993 Best Sommelier

Catherine Silirie, Rocco’s

Boston
She has a great list and a great knack for pairings, but, most important, her enthusiasm for wine is more contagious than the giggles—and just [...] read more»
1991 Best Sommelier

Catherine Silirie, Rocco’s

Boston
Like a master alchemist, Silirie mixes and matches form one of Boston's best wine lists and certainly the Hub's most eclectic menu. And she ain't [...] read more»
1982 Best Sommelier

Bill Nesto, at the Voyagers

Cambridge
He's brutally honest about his own list, and takes the time to offer suggestions. And what a list patrons have to choose from. read more»