Ever since reading Eric Asimov's NY Times column about asking a trusted wine shop to select a mixed case for you, I've been wanting to give it a try to expand my oenophilic horizons. I was curious to hear other hounds' opinions on the best places around Boston to do this.
I'd be looking for a case in roughly the $300 range, but would be curious to hear opinions on lower- and higher-end options as well. Reasonable prices are a plus, but what I'm really after is a knowledgeable, friendly staff and an interesting selection of bottles that will make the experience both enjoyable and edifying. Thoughts?