[HOMEY WINE] With a tagline like “great wine doesn’t have to be expensive,” it’s tough not to love this homey little Northeast Alberta Street vino nook. Owner Beth Boston stocks about 400 wines from around the world, many of them priced $9 to $15, and she’ll open any of them so you can have a glass. It’s kind of like a laid-back indoor picnic: Bring some food, your friends or even your dog, and Boston will provide the vino (and some vine education, too, if you’re up for it).
Grocery list: Inexpensive Italian, South American and Northwestern bottles. BYOB (baguette), C (cheese) and C (chocolate).