Andover Classic Wines
With a broad selection of wines from around the world, there’s something for every taste and every price point, from cult collectibles like Sassicaia and Joseph Phelps Insignia to sparkling rosé perfect for patio sipping. Skip the wait on busy weekends by shopping online and picking up in-store, or get your vino delivered to your door.
209 N. Main St., Andover, 978-470-0500, andoverclassicwines.com
Editors’ Choice (boutique)
You won’t find familiar brands in Tuscan native Samanta Ettore’s tiny shop—you might not even find the same wine twice, as she specializes in small production. What you will find is a meticulously selected gathering of sips from around the world. Prefer to have an expert choose your vino? The monthly wine club is a great deal; at $49.99 per month for a three-month commitment, you’ll get four bottles a month with detailed tasting notes.
166 N. Main St., Andover, 978-749-9464, wine-sense.net
Readers’ Choice (Tie)
Savour Wine and Cheese
Try before you buy at this shop, which has more than a dozen wines available to sample all the time. Guided tastings are available every Saturday as well, to sharpen your knowledge.
76 Prospect St., Gloucester, 978-282-1455, savourwineandcheese.com
There’s a reason you don’t see fancy shelving at this stripped-down family-run store—they keep prices low by avoiding fancy displays. But they make up for it in selection and knowledgeable clerks.
117 Main St., North Andover, 877-469-5025, wineconnextion.com