Best of Boston

Best Wine List

2003 Best Wine List, Affordable

Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro

The muscles on your face that give you the ability to smile—les zygomates, as the French call them—get a good workout at this Leather District [...] read more»
2003 Best Wine List, Upscale


It should come as no surprise that the wine list at Meritage is outstanding. The entire concept of the restaurant is, after all, about pairing [...] read more»
2002 Best Wine List, Affordable

White Star Tavern

While most restaurants mark up their wine selections to more than double the price of a bottle, White Star Tavern owner Frank Bell keeps his [...] read more»
2002 Best Wine List, Upscale

No. 9 Park

Oenophiles searching for a wine list that both delights and challenges need look no further than the fringes of Boston Common. No. 9 Park wine [...] read more»
2001 Best Wine List


Food without wine is, well, just food. But add the right wine and a meal can become a symphony, a masterfully composed creation of flavors [...] read more»
2001 Best Wine List, Affordable


Sometimes it's hard to swallow the markup on wine lists. Not so at Veronique. Owner Jim Apteker wants diners to learn about and taste wine, [...] read more»
2000 Best Wine List, Affordable


The comfortable yet chic South End bistro has a well-priced collection of wines that perfectly complements its unpretentious menu. The list emphasizes quality over quantity, [...] read more»
2000 Best Wine List, High-End

The Federalist

Twenty-something sommelier Christian Vassilev has built Fed owner Paul Roiff's cellar into a veritable wine museum. You'd be hard-pressed to find so many Cheateau Latour, [...] read more»
1998 Best Wine List

Anthony’s Pier Four

Never mind the tourists; come for the wine. This is not only the greatest wine list in Boston, it's one of the greatest wine lists [...] read more»
1998 Best Wine List, Affordable


The wine list changes frequently, but its hallmark remains affordability. Consider this: old-vine 1996 Pernand-Vergelesses from Delarche for a mere $26; a fabulous Sauternes, the [...] read more»
1997 Best Wine List, Affordable

Anthony’s Pier 4

The wine list at Anthony's Pier 4 is deceptive: It's a Wine SpectatorGrand Award Winner (since 1982), and it is huge in a way that [...] read more»
1997 Best Wine List, Selection

The Stonehedge Inn

Male wine collector and female wine collector meet and fall in love. The result? A marriage of private wine cellars that would send any oenophile [...] read more»
1995 Best Wine List

Silks at Stonehedge Inn

Twenty-six pages and 900 bottles, many of which are unavailable at retail outlets. Sixteen champagnes. Classic California cabernets. '89 and '90 Opus. '70, '75, and [...] read more»
1993 Best Wine List, Italian

Il Capricio

There may be a better Italian wine list in Italy, but maybe not. read more»
1992 Best Wine List

Il Capriccio

Co-owner Jeannie Rogers should be every restauranteur's model sommelier. read more»