Best of Boston

Best Wine Shop

2021 Best Wine Shop

Urban Grape

South End
How does a boutique Boston wine shop become one of America’s most lauded? First, owners TJ and Hadley Douglas introduced the world to their proprietary [...] read more»
2020 Best Wine Shop

The Urban Grape

Husband-and-wife team TJ and Hadley Douglas wrote the book (literally) on Progressive Shelving, their innovative, palate-broadening system that organizes wines by body rather than region [...] read more»
2019 Best Wine Shop

Urban Grape

Hadley and TJ Douglas, Urban Grape’s married co-owners, developed an innovative method of organizing wine—and then wrote the (literal) book on it. Dubbed the “Progressive [...] read more»
2018 Best Wine Shop

Common Vines

Here’s one of those whip-smart, why-didn’t-someone-think-of-it-sooner concepts: a wine bar and shop that work together to help you discover your next favorite pour. From Croatian [...] read more»
2017 Best Wine Shop


Carri Wroblewski and Klaudia Mally founded Brix in 2003 on a radical idea: that inventory should be determined not by household-name popularity or distributor pricing [...] read more»
2016 Best Wine Shop

Streetcar Wine & Beer

Jamaica Plain
Today’s best wine shops are like the indie-record stores of yore: expertly curated and often clairvoyant when it comes to finding the album (or bottle) [...] read more»
2015 Best Wine Shop

Social Wines

South Boston
Without pomp and pretense, this shop dares to make wine what it should be: fun. Passionate staffers are happy to guide you through their unmatched [...] read more»
2014 Best Wine Shop

Streetcar Wine & Beer

Jamaica Plain
Streetcar might not be the biggest shop in Boston, but that actually works to your advantage: Owner Michael Dupuy selects every bottle from the finest, [...] read more»
2013 Best Wine Shop

Ball Square Fine Wines

Few wine shops are as easy (or as fun) to explore as Ball Square. There are the weekly Friday-night tastings, the nearby cheese counter for [...] read more»
2013 Best Wine Shop, South

Esprit du Vin

The owners here specialize in wines produced in small quantities (fewer than 10 cases). Bottles from all over the world line the shelves, designed to [...] read more»