Wine Selection

Editors’ Choice


Wine••Sense, Andover

Philosophy: Owner Samanta Ettore seeks out small production wines that offer good value and a true representation of terroir. 

What’s Unique: Weekly in-store tastings and monthly immersion classes focus on grapes, regions, and helping people articulate what they like.

Insider Tip: The monthly wine club is a great deal—$149.97 per month for four bottles you’re unlikely to find anywhere else, as well as dibs on new arrivals.

166 N. Main St., Andover, 978-749-9464,


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Andover Classic Wines, Andover 

Standout Qualities: Wine manager Andrea DiFiore has been with Andover Classic for more than a decade, and offers a wealth of knowledge on regions from Tuscany’s Chianti country to Argentina’s Mendoza region.

What’s Unique: Cult collectibles like Sassicaia and Joseph Phelps Insignia alongside well-priced table wines. 

Insider tip: Check out their large selection of rosé wines for summer, including a few delightful sparklers.

209 N. Main St., Andover, 978-470-0500,


Readers’ Choice 

Wine ConneXtion, North Andover  

Fun fact: Instead of spending money on fancy displays, owners keep prices low—often better than at the wine warehouses north of the state line.

117 Main St., North Andover, 877-469-5025,


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