Best of Boston

Best Sommelier

2008 Best Sommelier

Geoffrey Fallon, Les Zygomates

Paying zero attention to point ratings, Les Zygomates' wine wiz fills the extensive list and hosts tastings of wines that range from grocery-aisle discoveries to [...] read more»
2007 Best Sommelier

Brick Loomis

Loomis is the anti-sommelier (a fact that may or may not be rooted in his past as a punk rocker). He's not patronizing, despite knowing [...] read more»
2006 Best Sommelier

Erik Johnson, L’Espalier, Sel de la Terre

Every sommelier in town will tell you that wine isn't about snobbery, it's about fun. Only Erik Johnson, a self-proclaimed 'cork dork,' makes us believe [...] read more»
2005 Best Sommelier

Cat Silirie, No. 9 Park

A good sommelier knows wine. A great sommelier enlightens all the rest of us. That's what makes No. 9 Park's Cat Silirie the best in [...] read more»
2004 Best Sommelier

Cat Silirie, No. 9 Park

Whatever you do, don't call Cat Silirie a sommelier. That title conjures up a tastevin-toting snob stealing sips of your wine. Silirie is too modest—and [...] read more»
2003 Best Sommelier

James Flynn, The Federalist

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

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

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

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

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»