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Can anyone suggest a cheap wine store in Midtown...

abomb26 Nov 26, 2008 05:28 AM

I have to pick up some before I leave today.

closer to park avenue would be great!

Thank you.

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    bruce3404 Apr 15, 2009 12:33 PM

    TJ's all the way. I buy $6 bottles there that are twice as good as the pricey $15 bottles on the Upper East Side. My current favorites are the Black Mountain reds (not to be confused with Red Mountain :). Have tried the Zin, Malbec, Merlot and Cab and they're all good value. While I don't drink the Shaw's anymore, they are quite the bargain. I once took a bottle of 2 Buck Chuck (it's $3 in NY, btw) to a blind wine tasting party. People raved until I told them what it was, at which point they started back-pedaling. Funny, I've never been invited to another party with that group.

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      georgine Apr 15, 2009 12:15 PM

      hey if i were you i would go to trader joes i know it doesnt sound as promising but trust me they have some great bottles of wine (merlot, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc etc) for only 3 dollars a bottle!

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        notsochubbychubette Apr 15, 2009 12:20 PM

        the TJ's cab is delish .

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        preppie foodie Apr 14, 2009 10:28 AM

        What is your definition of cheap? I am a big fan of Sherry Lehmann (59th/park). Surprisingly, they've got tons of inexpensive wines and a really helpful knowledgeable staff. I've gotten loads of stuff there between say $8-15 a bottle over the years along with a great inventory of much more expensive stuff. They also deliver for free in NY I think if you buy more than $150... Another option though they won't have as much is Morrells in Rockefeller Center. (49th between 5th and 6th). The staff there also knowledgeable--steered me to a nice Sicilian red last week for around $15.

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          notsochubbychubette Apr 14, 2009 07:35 AM

          I know it's not near park, but they do deliver . cork and bottle-63rd and 1st.
          They have 2 for's.
          2 fpr 12
          2 for 14
          2 for 20

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            Stuartmc910 Apr 14, 2009 09:48 AM

            Crush on E. 57th is cheap, very cheap. I buy there all the time and I asked the mgr. for a donation to our non-profit charity (for an auction) and he wouldn't give it to me. Boy! Are they ever CHEAP!!

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            Querencia Apr 13, 2009 05:24 PM

            Well, good grief, Trader Joe's of course. Just now I checked for NY locations and the only one seems to be not quite Midtown, but is at 138 E 14th (Union Square)---it sounds like a dedicated wine store (most TJs have the wine right in the grocery store). But it's worth the trip. Buy a case and take a taxi back. Their house brand Charles Shaw ($2.99 in Chicago, I don't know in New York) has won prizes---there are at least half a dozen varieties---try the White Zinfandel and the Cabernet Sauvingon. My neighbor, who lived for years in Germany, buys a German champagne at TJ's for less money than he used to pay in Germany. We also like Dr Becker's Liebfraumilch, $3.99. Really, you can't go far wrong.

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              fein Nov 26, 2008 05:58 AM

              i went to bottlerocket the other day. it is off 5th on 19th i believe. great selection. they have wine starting at $6 going to over $100. we told the lady we wanted a case in the $15-$20 range, she helped us get a great variety.

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