Best of Boston

Best Wine Shop

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»
2013 Best Wine Shop, North

Wine Sense

Wine Sense is small, but that's a good thing, because you can feel confident that owner Samanta Ettore has vetted every single bottle on display. [...] read more»
2013 Best Wine Shop, West

The Urban Grape

Chestnut Hill
You can try on clothes before you buy—so why not taste bottles of wine beforehand, too? At the Urban Grape, an Enomatic tasting machine dispenses [...] read more»
2012 Best Wine Shop, North

The Vineyard

North Andover
You'll find hundreds of reds and whites at this small shop on Route 114, not to mention a great selection of rosé and dessert wines, [...] read more»
2012 Best Wine Shop, South

Bin Ends

This emporium's selection depends solely on the weekly deals they score from their suppliers, so buy what you love now, because it may soon be [...] read more»
2012 Best Wine Shop, West

The Urban Grape

Chestnut Hill
If only wine bottles could talk. Instead, most languish on store shelves across the city, relying only on crumpled winemaker-written blurbs and outdated Robert Parker [...] read more»
2012 Best Wine Shop

Central Bottle and Provisions

We've had it with snotty wine sellers. You know what? Sometimes all we want is an oaky California chardonnay. Instead of judging our palates or [...] read more»
2011 Best Wine Shop, West

The Urban Grape

Chestnut Hill
We're done wandering around wine shops, waiting patiently for a clerk to comb his mental archives for something we'll enjoy. Urban Grape sells wine the [...] read more»