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Nov 23, 2009 07:36 AM

Where Are the Best Wine Shops in Seattle or Eastside?

I'm a wine freak, but I love 'finds,' cool warehouse shops filled with gems that not everyone knows about. Where in the Seatttle (preferably the Eastside) can I find a place like that? Need to go shopping for Thanksgiving!

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    1. The Grape Choice in Kirkland they have a good selection and will be happy to steer you in whatever direction best suits your needs.

      1. In my experience, Pike and Western has the most knowledgeable, passionate staff and good selection of top notch wines at all price points:

        Esquin would be my second choice, very large inventory and very good prices:

        McCarthy & Schiering has a great reputation by I don't get to their shops very often, not in the last 10 years at least. But excellent.

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        1. re: Daniel

          I would ditto this. These were the two I had in mind when I read this question! They both consistently carry some of our favorite small cellar wines.

          1. re: nanette

            Yes, Pete's Wine has great selections. It's somewhat hard to find at first, being located on what can be described as an alley though it is a designated street.

            Another wine shop is Seattle Wine, also located in Bellevue (1950 130th Avenue NE). They have wine tastings every weekend and their prices are excellent.


          2. Too late for thanksgiving but there is this place There are two locations, the one in Renton is pretty small. Havent stopped in yet so I don't have any other information on it.