Best of Boston

Best Wine Shop

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»
2011 Best Wine Shop

Ball Square Fine Wines

There are glossier retailers of rioja and champagne. But Ball Square's supreme approachability has us bubbling over. Once a perfectly respectable neighborhood store, this shop [...] read more»
2010 Best Wine Shop

Central Bottle and Provisions

We like to think we know wine. But like 99 percent of the population, we really just like to drink it. Thank heaven for Liz [...] read more»
2008 Best Wine Shop

Bauer Wine & Spirits

Here in the Hub, oenophiles generally have two types of stores from which to choose. There's the overly curated boutique, where every bottle warrants its [...] read more»
2007 Best Wine Shop

Wine Gallery

This standout vino peddler has always put up a broad range of bottles and good advice. But the wine jukebox—a nifty contraption that doles out [...] read more»
2006 Best Wine Shop

Wine Galley

Wine stores tend to cater to either experts or idiots. If, like most of us, you're somewhere in between, head to the Wine Gallery, a [...] read more»
2005 Best Wine Shop

Gordon’s Fine Wines & Spirits

If you love French wines, you'll love Gordon's. Wine director David Raines spends three months a year scouting the best from Burgundy, Alsace, and the [...] read more»
2004 Best Wine Shop

Brix Wine Shop

Brix is so different in look and concept from its competitors, people often mistake it for an expensive boutique. Don't be fooled: Co-owners Carri Wroblewski [...] read more»
2003 Best Wine Shop

Brookline Liquor Mart

With its oaky scent, worn wooden shelves, and thousands of bottles, Brookline Liquor Mart is simply an oenophile's delight. This superstore has been doling out [...] read more»
2002 Best Wine Shop

Bauer Wines & Spirits

You've planned the menu and invited the guests. Now you need the perfect wine to make the dinner party a success. Look no further: Bauer [...] read more»
2001 Best Wine Shop

Brookline Liquor Mart

We're fond of smaller wine shops—Back Bay's excellent Bauer Wine & Spirits, say, and Somerville's Wine and Cheese Cask (where you can pick up some [...] read more»
2000 Best Wine Shop, City

Brookline Liquor Mart

From the outside, this sprawling liquor store looks like any other rundown rendezvous for drunken booze-hounds. Inside, however, you'll find one of the finest selections [...] read more»
2000 Best Wine Shop, Suburban

Gordon’s Fine Wines

Gordon's is Waltham's answer to one-stop shopping for wine and spirits aficionados. The wine market has a solid foundation in Bordeaux in addition to an [...] read more»
2000 Best Wine Shop

Westport Rivers Vineyard’s Sparkling Wines

Vintners Bob and Carol Russell often refer to themselves as farmers rather than winemakers, though they produce a national and international award-winning series of methode [...] read more»
1999 Best Wine Shop

Brookline Liquor Mart

There are plenty of great wine stores in Boston, but what keeps Brookline one step ahead of the pack are its serious French wines—particularly Burgundies [...] read more»