Friends Celebrate with Pour Favor at Central KitchenFor some reason, despite the tremendous talent in the wine trade that abounds, Boston and its surrounding communities seem to lack a clear understanding of what a wine bar is - and execute on it. For me a wine bar is: 1) A more intimate establishment or lounge where an ample offering of fine wines are available by the glass as well as the bottle;

2) A venue where a wide selection of more boutique old and new world wines are carefully selected by a wine director, and staff is fully trained to answer questions and make food pairing recommendations;

3) An eatery offering an inventive menu and a range of plate sizes where wine is celebrated.

Head on over to Wicked Local today to see which venue on this side of the Charles remotely resembles any one (or all) of these descriptors!

What's your favorite area wine bar?