Andover Classic Wines
From cheap and cheerful quaffers to big budget buys, Andover Classic Wines has the largest selection of wines on the North Shore. It also has a well-informed staff to steer you to bottles best suited to your palate and pocketbook.
209 N. Main St., Andover, 978-470-0500, andoverclassicwines.com
It may be a tiny shop, but it has a big heart thanks to wine-sense owner, Samanta Ettore, who aims to introduce her customers to the charms of interesting, high-quality, good-value wines from small makers around the world.
166 N.Main St., Andover, 978-749-9464, wine-sense.net
Vinum Wine Shop
Vinum Wine Shop is the love child of elementary school teacher Samantha Miller and her husband John, a former flight instructor, who developed a passion for wine. They will pilot you to the perfect small producer pick and then teach you all about it. This June they jetted off to a new location that’s more than twice the size of their original shop, but with the same warm colors and feel.
232B S. Main St., Middleton, 978-304-1048, vinumwineshop.com