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Jul 17, 2008 06:51 AM

Best wine lists?

Love wine. Love great food. Any thoughts on who's got some truly great wine lists in the area?

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  1. Grille 23 and Bar.
    Abe & Louis.
    Four Seasons Hotel, both bars.
    Alba (Quincy)
    Just a few, but there are certainly more.

    1. Oh gosh, don't forget about Oleanna. Terrific wine list with lots of organic and biodynamic options.

      1. I know it's a broad question--my fault for not being more specific. I was wondering, beyond the big lists you see in standard spots, like steakhouses, if there were some gems like Oleana with its generous organic/biodynamic options and Il Cappriccio with its incredible Italian offerings.

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        1. re: Sweetbread

          Grille 23's is hardly a standard steakhouse winelist, and Leo at Alba's in Quincy puts a lot of care into some very nice wine selections. And don't be fooled by A&L, they know what they're doing.

        2. Central Kitchen in Central Square has a nice deep list which contains great value. You can get a good deal on twenty year old second growth Bordeaux (still expensive, but a great deal for that bottle) or a great deal on a small production wine out of Cali. I'd also recommend Prezza in the North End. Their reserve list is huge, and also contains great value, but Prezza tends to be much more expensive.

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          1. Silks in Tyngsboro has a fabulous wine list.