If your wine vocabulary is limited to Two-Buck Chuck, this is the place to expand your buzzed lexicon. Founded in the spirit of educating shoppers about wines and other drinks, this downtown spot focuses on family-owned and craft producers. The husband-and-wife team and their staff offer recommendations, though you can try before you buy across the street at Taste Wine Bar & Kitchen, home of flights, guided tastings and other fruitful events like trivia.
100 Summer St., Boston • (617) 800-6189
2015 Winner: The Urban Grape
There’s the kind of wine store where you blindly grab a bottle of whatever’s featured on the end aisle, and then there’s the Urban Grape, where you can actually try 16 wines before you buy them…...
- The Street, 7 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill
- (617) 232-4831