Wine & spirits
The Metro Bistrot does not have a Wine & Beer License at this time. We are in the process of acquiring a license. However, customers may bring their own (BYOB).
We do recommend several stores in the area, which carry wines that go well with our food. Right now my favorite is The Winebuyer's Outlet on 179 Main Street (route 131) in Sturbridge in the former Rom's building. They have an unique selection of French wines, especially their wines from the south of France. To help our customers find them, the owner, Paul Sagansky, has set aside a special Metro Bistrot selection. One of their best is a boutique Gigondas, which sells for about $40. This is a flat out pull down your pants and scream wine.
However, the closest store to the bistrot is Colonial Spirits on Main Street in Southbridge (3 minutes away). They also carry a specific selection of wines for us from Panther Distributing, which can be found on the immediate left as you enter the store. My two favorite are the Picpoul de Pinet, Saint-Jean des Sources 2012, for a white, which goes well with our seafood dishes, and the dark and robust Noir 46, a 2007 Cahors wine (Malbec) with a lineage going back to the famed black wine introduced into that region by the Romans.
In addition, Marty's on Main Street in Dudley has several French wines that are of especially good value for their quality and price. These are: 1) Trimbach's Pinot Blanc from Alsace (white), 2) a 2011 Savigny-les-Beaune (red Burgundy) from Vincent Sauvestre, 3) a 2010 Cotes du Rhone, La Griveliere (red), and 4) a simple 2010 Pinot Noir Burgundy (red) blend from Josephine Dubois. On the domestic side, there is also a Californian chardonnay, 2009, which is a steal and drink now white. For the best deal, try to buy a mixed case.
Of course we also recommend Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, which has the largest stock of wines, especially French wines, in the area.