Front and center on Hanover Street, the Wine Bottega is hidden in plain sight. The North End wine shop is so tiny it’s easy to miss. But inside, its enticing bottles of “real” wine cram the shelves. By real wine, they mean natural wine without artificial ingredients or enhancers (which are more common than you think). The selection is impressive — and delicious.
Staff at the Wine Bottega are knowledgeable and enthusiastic and eager to answer your questions. Come for the free Friday-night wine tastings (5-8pm). Or stop in anytime and ask for a recommendation.
T: Haymarket/Orange or Haymarket/Green