Best New Places to Drink Wine
The owners of the Blue Room opened this new, smaller spot, where wine director Liz Vilardi sources mostly Italian and French wines, explaining that American wines from small producers tend to be pricier. Her list includes natural wines, orange wines and a section titled “funky/earthy/challenging.” Vilardi likes wine that’s “offbeat and kind of unusual,” she says. Chef Robert Grant serves unorthodox charcuterie, such as lamb bacon and scallop sausage. One Kendall Square; bellywinebar.com.