Best Wine Shop in nyc?
- 280 Ninth Jan 11, 2007 09:15 PM
Tell me your favorite place to buy wine. When I'm shopping, I'm looking for decent selections, a range of prices, and I've always found it valuable to interact with a staff knowledgeable about the inventory, and friendly enough to share their passion.
Where would you tell me to go (be nice, please....), and thanks!
So many...here are a few...
Garnet on Lex & 68th for incredible selection & great prices...
Morrell in Rock Center...
Acker, Merrill, Condit on 72nd bet Columbus & B'way
Astor Place Wines & Liquor in the Village
K & D on Madison North of 96th
and, of course,
Sherry Lehmann on Madison Avenue more or less opposite Barney's...
All of these offer amazing selections & knowledgable help...happy shopping!
I like Astor Wine for the size, price and variety. We've found the staff to be very knowlegeable & helpful too
- Great space
- Good selection (the best Sake selection I've ever seen, talk to KC, he is sake guru)
- friendly people
- interesting tastings and events
- good prices (especially during sales)
Chamber Street Wines:
- Fantastic Selection of lesser known European Wines
- Excellent tastings
- Great staff
Both of these stores are where wine enthusiasts want to work. Chamber Street is more quirky. But both stores emphasize educating consumers as well as selling great wine. Remember -- price is not everything. You may save a buck in Warehouse Wines on Broadway, but you will not make many great discoveries there.