Best Of Tucson®

Best Wine/Liquor Store

Plaza Liquors and Fine Wines

Grog was Jamaican rum, diluted with water and fed to the Royal Navy guys chasing pirates around the Caribbean. You can't really buy grog at Plaza Liquors, but they have a fine selection of rum. And beer. And wine. And other liquors. Stacked almost to the ceiling. Typical excited comment from an employee: "We got a shitload of new stuff in this week!" These folks have it all. "Cheap White Wine" with a plain brown wrapper. "Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey--Less Than 30 Days Old" in a Mason jar. They carry a plethora of fine wines, exotic booze and enough foreign beers to last a lifetime. Forget the pillaging--just plunk down your doubloons at Plaza, and let the carousing begin.

Runners up:

2. Rumrunner Wine and Cheese Company, 3200 E. Speedway Blvd., 326-0121,

3. Trader Joe's, Various locations,

Sign of the impending apocalypse: Osco Drugs, two votes