So when Blanchard's Wine & Spirits wins contests do they cut into their own profit and open up a fine wine in celebration? Either way, West Roxbury Patch readers voted Blanchard's as the best package store in West Roxbury, in a tough fought battle against Gary's Liquors.
Blanchard's netted 78 out of 170 total votes cast, for 45% of the vote. Gary's Liquors, which led going into Thursday only to lose by voting end today at 9 a.m., finished with 61 votes for 35%. Macy's Wine and Spirits took third with 27 votes for 15% of the vote.
Stephen Smith commented: "I have to give the nod to Blanchards because of the extras it has with the seminars, wine tastings & teams up with Masona Grill for meals."
One commenter, George Williams still thinks of Gary's fondly from far away: "I agree with Steve. Gary's is the best, hands down. They have an outstanding selection as well as great prices and top notch service. Gary's is one of the places I miss now that we have moved to NJ."
WestieMom commented: "Blanchard's always has what I am looking for! I also recently enjoyed their wine tasting evening. Also, a shout out to Macy's, it's convenient and the staff is always helpful!"
And several commenters remarked on Blanchard's friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Next week's Patch Readers' Choice Poll will be: Where is the best place to have a wedding reception in West Roxbury?