It may have relocated last year to different digs downtown, but it’s consistency that characterizes Troquet’s always-impressive wine program. The 32-page list doesn’t have a dud in the bunch, and though many bottles are under $100—providing options for oenophiles of varying budgets—there are also nearly 20 labels that are more than $1,000, representing rare finds for hard-to-impress aficionados. Among them: 2013 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, considered one of the most coveted bottles of pinot noir on Earth.
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107 South St., Boston • (617) 695-9463
2014 Winner: Spoke
Old World wines dominate the list at this Davis Square favorite, but the atmosphere is unmistakably modern...
- 89 Holland St., Somerville
- (617) 718-9463
2015 Winner: Belly
At this Cambridge boîte from the Central Bottle and Blue Room crew, co-owner Liz Vilardi shows a way with words as well as wine, infusing wit and poetry into a list that’s almost as fun to read as it is to imbibe…...
- 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge
- (617) 494-0968
2016 Winner: BISq
Inman Square’s BISq, kid sibling of beloved Somerville indie Bergamot, is an intimate charmer...
- 1071 Cambridge St., Cambridge
- (617) 714-3693
2017 Winner: Haley.Henry
In this teensy, winsome, nautical-themed spot in Downtown Crossing, owner Haley Fortier has built a wine-friendly menu around tinned seafood and other grazeable delights...
- 45 Province St., Boston
- (617) 208-6000