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In Boston, dining options abound and Bostonians love their wine, but two restaurants in particular are upping their by-the-glass game by using the Coravin System to pour special tastes. At Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star L’Espalier, wine director Lauren Collins collaborates with chef Frank McClelland to make wine pairing simple in practice, but complex in every other way. In other words, the wine should taste good to you first and foremost, and then it should also match whatever food you are enjoying. Collins and McClelland search far and wide for great wines, constantly tasting new offerings yet purchasing less than one percent of what they taste. As Collins is fond of saying, “It is our job to kiss all the frogs so we can bring you the prince.” Sorellina, sister restaurant of Mooo, is another Boston gem with a great wine-by-the glass program. The restaurant’s Italian-centric wine list features nearly 40 wines by the glass — from sparkling to white, to red and dessert styles. They always stock Italian and American standards while also offering wines from more obscure corners of the wine world.