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Feb 19, 2008 07:32 PM

Wine: Where/What to buy?

Hi I just most moved to NOLA from the NY area and am wondering which are the best places to buy wine (any location is fine) and also, is there anything in particular i should be looking forward to buy? Maybe something that was difficult to find in the NY area?

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  1. I'm not sure of anything that you should look forward to here, as it's probably a lot easier to find everything but Pontchartrain wine in NYC, but as far as buying wine goes:

    If you're looking to stay in the city, Martin or Elio's. If you're looking for a big wine store, Martin in Metairie.

    1. Dorignac's has a very good wine section.

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      1. re: JGrey

        yes they do, and the liquor prices are the best I've seen anywhere (including walmart)

      2. There's the wine seller on prytania, also.

        1. Martin Wine Cellar has been around forever, and has an excellent selection. So does Vieux Carré Wines & Spirits (check out their back room).

          That said, New York has a MUCH broader selection than anything I've found in New Orleans.

          1. When we visit NO, we like to go to a wine shop next to kpaul's in the FQ. They are helpful, decent pricing, and if you are looking for collectible wines, ask to see the 'back room'. Vieux Carre?

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            1. re: winedine

              Yes, that's Vieux Carré Wines & Spirits

              1. re: zin1953

                I am quite thrilled to find out about a good wine shop in the FQ. At the end of this month, I'm going to a conference in NO, and my colleagues and I are considering having our one *expensive* meal next door @ K's. Do they allow byo?