Best Wine List, Affordable in Boston

2008 Best Wine List, Affordable

Silvertone

Despite the walls covered in vintage wine labels and street signs from French wine strongholds, Silvertone feels more like a chummy pub than a posh wine bar. And yet its…Read More

2008 Best Wine List, Affordable

Silvertone Bar & Grill

Boston

Despite the walls covered in vintage wine labels and street signs from French wine strongholds, Silvertone feels more like a chummy pub than a posh wine bar. And yet its…Read More

2007 Best Wine List, Affordable

Les Zygomates

Boston

Though no slouch when it comes to premium wines (offering showstoppers that top three figures), Les Zyg hasn’t forgotten the budget tippler: On any night you can uncork a low-profile…Read More

2006 Best Wine List, Affordable

Les Zygomates

Boston

The pleasures of wine-drinking diminish considerably when everything a restaurant pours (a) puts you in debt or (b) comes from a vintner or varietal you’ve never heard of. Cheers, then,…Read More

2005 Best Wine List, Affordable

Sel de la Terre

Boston

Raise your glass to wine director Erik Johnson. An unapologetic Francophile with a giddy crush on Burgundy, Johnson has forsworn his first (and oh-so-pricey) love to find us delicious bargains…Read More

2003 Best Wine List, Affordable

Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro

Boston

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 restaurant of the same name,…Read More

2002 Best Wine List, Affordable

White Star Tavern

Boston

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 bottles priced at no more…Read More

2001 Best Wine List, Affordable

Veronique

Brookline

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, so he’s priced every bottle…Read More

2000 Best Wine List, Affordable

Aquitaine

Boston

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, with especially nice attention paid…Read More

1998 Best Wine List, Affordable

Uva

Boston

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 1988 premier cru Chateux. La…Read More

1997 Best Wine List, Affordable

Anthony’s Pier 4

Boston

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 usually suggests an equally huge…Read More

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