196 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA | Directions 0213942.361118 -71.096761
Mon-Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 12pm-6pm
Neighborhoods: Area IV
Citysearch Editorial Review – Central Bottle is a gourmand's wine store with the clean, modern vibe of a gallery, whose masterpieces turn out to be local artisan cheese, fresh handcrafted bread and an array of carefully chosen wines in glass display tables. In other words, this is the perfect one-stop shop for the makings of a deliciously refined picnic. A red Vespa in the front window helps set the playfully European theme, as do stainless steel tables, track lighting and a red tile backsplash. Music pulsates in the background as grad students and young professionals mill around and Central Bottle's skilled staff makes recommendations.
Eating hors d'œuvre to browse wine to eat hors d'œuvre with – Central Bottle feels more like a really swank library than a wine store. The beautifully-designed shelves are a joy to browse. It's spacious, bright, and uncluttered. Everything about the place is thoughtfully assembled, including a tiny but well-curated beer selection.
I enjoy visiting during my lunch hour: they sell cheap bites of freshly-prepared snacks, which change daily: cicchetti, salt cod pastries, slices of savory tarts. One can eat a dollop of seafood or braised fennel whilst ogling wines, or local dairy products, or Central Bottle's vintage red Vespa.
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