It takes more than impressive credentials to stand out in a city with many great wine professionals, but two Culinary Institute of America degrees and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence can’t hurt, right? Professional cooking experience is an asset, too, when much of the job is matching wines to food. Another essential quality is radiating a gentle empathy that makes less-experienced wine drinkers feel comfortable stepping out of their comfort zones. McCallan’s got all of those in spades.
300 Technology Sq., Cambridge • (617) 576-3000
2014 Winner: Theresa Paopao at Ribelle
Tim Maslow’s acclaimed, wildly creative Italian restaurant has a secret weapon in its sommelier, recruited from his days at Momofuku...
- 1665 Beacon St., Brookline
- (617) 232-2322
2015 Winner: Todd Lipman of Bistro du Midi
For the finest variety of varietals, we put full faith in the fabulous list curated by Lipman, who brings his talent and palate to chef Robert Sisca’s Public Garden-side Provençal palace…...
- 272 Boylston St., Boston
- (617) 426-7878
2016 Winner: Jason Irving of Deuxave
Chef/owner Chris Coombs enthralls discriminating diners with his luxurious French cuisine in Deuxave’s lovely, understated dining room in the Back Bay...
- 371 Comm. Ave., Boston
- (617) 517-5915