Best Wine List in Boston

2013 Best Wine List

Oleana

Cambridge

Wine director Lauren Friel lists her selections with tasting notes geared toward chef Ana Sortun’s Mediterranean-influenced menu—e.g., melon-and-fennel for whites, rosemary-and-cassis for reds. In addition to offering more-unusual wines from…Read More

2012 Best Wine List

Bergamot

Somerville

This warm, elegant Somerville bistro was cleverly designed to suit both neighborhood residents and those who travel for a celebratory meal—a nice balance that can be attributed in part to…Read More

2011 Best Wine List

American Seasons

Nantucket Island

Unless you’ve spent some time really exploring Napa, you’re not likely to recognize many of the 500-plus bottles on American Seasons’ wine list. Which suits us just fine. Sommelier Orla…Read More

2010 Best Wine List

American Seasons

Nantucket Island

It’s a bold statement for a city mag to give the stellar-cellar nod to a restaurant located a couple of hours (and several modes of transportation) from downtown. But for…Read More

2009 Best Wine List

Legal Sea Foods

Boston

Red wine with meat, white wine with fish—whoa, not so fast! Wine director Sandy Block has compiled 40 pages (because 41 would just be silly) of bottles selected in blind…Read More

2008 Best Wine List

Troquet

Boston

Renouncing the run-of-the-mill wine list, Troquet instead plops by-the-glass options (a rotating roster of 40-plus) onto the main menu, where they share the limelight with whichever strategically crafted French-fusion dishes…Read More

2007 Best Wine List

Bin 26 Enoteca

Boston

Quantity doesn’t always equal quality, but Bin 26—which arrived in Beacon Hill last fall—beats the odds and offers both. There are up to 250 wines on the list and 50…Read More

2005 Best Wine List

Abe & Louie’s

Boston

Ordering from a wine list the size of an encyclopedia can be intimidating. But not at Abe & Louie’s, where you won’t be disappointed no matter which bottle you pick….Read More

2001 Best Wine List

Radius

Boston

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 and textures married in perfect…Read More

1998 Best Wine List

Anthony’s Pier Four

Boston

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 anywhere in America. Old, old…Read More

1995 Best Wine List

Silks at Stonehedge Inn

Tyngsboro

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 ’82 Bordeaux. Six vintages of…Read More

1992 Best Wine List

Il Capriccio

Waltham

Co-owner Jeannie Rogers should be every restauranteur’s model sommelier…Read More

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