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Wine shop in Woodside/ Sunnyside/ Astoria

deborah24 Feb 21, 2008 06:28 AM

Just moved to Woodside and I am looking for a good wine shop with good variety. I'm partial to Italian reds, German whites, NY wines (Finger Lakes and North Shore) and Oregon wines (Willamette valley).

Also, I am willing to travel a bit since I do have a car, so I'm not stuck in a small radius. Sometimes wine is more important than the gas. Any suggestions?

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    Mike V RE: deborah24 Feb 21, 2008 06:56 AM

    The Best in Queens Wine & Spirit Company at 7209 Austin St in Forest Hills. Across the Street is Cheese of the World (71-48 Austin). Nearby is a speciality Food Store called All Natural near Ascan St close to the Nick's Pizza which is considered #1 for Pizza in Queens. Staff at Wine & Spirit are very knowledgeable. You'll enjoy your visit to Austin St. If the 74th St station isn't too far a walk, take the E or F train one stop to Forest Hills. .

    1. Joe MacBu RE: deborah24 Feb 21, 2008 04:02 PM

      There are some good suggestions on this thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/425819

      I would add Grand Wine in Astoria, especially if you want stuff from less popular wine regions.

      Grand Wine & Liquor
      30-05 31st St, Queens, NY 11102

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        irishnyc RE: Joe MacBu Feb 21, 2008 07:14 PM

        I'm partial to Grand as well.

      2. Astoria Lurker RE: deborah24 Feb 21, 2008 04:13 PM

        Hunters Point Wine in LIC has a great selection of Italian reds, specifically from small producers who really care about their product. They also have a decent selection of German and Oregon whites but are severely lacking in NY wines. I have yet to find any place in Queens with a good selection of NY wines. Your best bet for that is to hit up Vintage New York in Soho.

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          laurita72 RE: deborah24 Feb 21, 2008 04:18 PM

          try vine in LIC ... you can drive .. it'll be 5 minutes or take the 7 to vernon jackson.

          1. timmernyc RE: deborah24 Feb 22, 2008 03:06 PM

            I am an Oregonian living in Queens (we've only been here 23 years) and I've discovered better prices than I get out west on 6 different Oregon pinot noirs at Lowery Liquors (bet 40th & 41st on the south side of Queens Blvd in Sunnyside). I'm not sure why they don't get mentioned more on this board. Their selection is huge. There are always at least one or two wine savvy employess on duty often more. They have a large selection of Argentinian, Chilian and Australian wine bargains. They also have Laphroig Quarter Cask and Tullemore Dew in stock all the time. Yum.

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              tracyk RE: timmernyc Feb 23, 2008 07:54 AM

              lowery is probably great to go to if you already know what you want. but i generally head to vine or hunter's point for the attentive service. every time i buy wine at one of those shops, the wine lesson is well worth the perhaps higher price and the short trip to lic.
              i haven't been to lowery when any employees were particularly helpful or offered much in the way of suggestions (even when asked). but i'll check it out again.

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