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Jan 1, 2010 11:34 AM

good wine stores around jp, west roxbury?

Can anyone recommend a good wine store around jp, west roxbury or roslindale (or brookeline, for that matter)? Blanchards on Centre street is fine, but I'd prefer something with a more thoughtful selection.

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  1. How about Solera on Corinth in Rozzie Square?

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    1. re: markin617

      I don't consider myself knowledgeable enough to make a good judgment on their selection, but the few times I've visited the store I have found the owners to be extremely helpful with their recomendations. I really appreciated the fact that they stuck to recommendations within my stated price range and did not try to sell me a more expensive bottle of wine.

    2. There's also newer wine store in Hyde Park called Albert Winestein across from Townsend's Restaurant and the Century21 office on Fairmount Ave.

      1. I like Solera, and I've found some excellent deals on wine at Macy's. Macy's doesn't necessarily seem like a wine kind of place but I actually think they're better for wine than blanchards or gary's (both of which I like for other things). And some of their sale prices on booze are astounding.

        1. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'll give them a try and report back.

          1. Blanchard's in West Roxbury is probably the best in the area, followed closely by the JP branch, although I have not tried Albert Wienstein's in HP. Solera does a good job with smaller, artisan wines. They carry some California, French, and Italian, but have more interesting options in the Spanish, Portugal, and "New World Wines" - i.e., South America, Australia, etc. FWIW, there is an outpost of the Wine Gallery in Dedham on Rt. 1 next to Five Guys, but I haven't been down to it.

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            1. re: bostonbroad

              Blanchards is the big one in the area.. Solera in Ros. Square is a good small shop as well.. and if you stop in Ros. Square, walk around the corner to the cheese shop - they know their stuff well..