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Wine Shops on Long Island

j8715 Jan 16, 2011 02:21 PM

Anyone know any places on long island with a LARGE wine selection. I don't know if anyone has ever been to a total wine before (they have a few in NJ and DE) but I am missing that place and its huge size.

Every place I have been to here is very small. Surprisingly poor selection of italian wines given that 90 percent of the population of long island is italian (ok i made that figure up but it is practically Sicily here).


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  1. boredough RE: j8715 Jan 16, 2011 02:38 PM

    Have you been to POP's in Island Park? It's fairly big and has a nice selection.

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      byrd RE: boredough Jan 17, 2011 06:52 AM

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      nmurawsk RE: j8715 Jan 16, 2011 05:02 PM

      I so miss Total Wine - lived in So Florida for a while. Don't know of too many wine shops around here but check out www.drinkupny.com. I've ordered spirits from there before and have had no problems. Pretty quick delivery and free shipping for orders $100 or more. Pretty interesting selection.

      1. EM23 RE: j8715 Jan 17, 2011 07:59 AM

        Stew Leonard's Wines has a huge selection, knowledgeable staff and great prices. It is located on Rte. 110 in Farmingdale (next to Republic).

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          mcf RE: EM23 Jan 17, 2011 10:29 AM

          I second Stew Leonard's for size and a decent selection, and you might like Post;

        2. coll RE: j8715 Jan 18, 2011 01:44 AM

          Depending on where you are, Pope in Medford has quite the selection. Right off the Expressway, it 's a good stop on the way to the East End.

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            j8715 RE: coll Jan 20, 2011 03:22 AM

            Thanks I'm fairly far east so this will probably be the place for me. I can probably check it out on a lunch break.

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              coll RE: j8715 Jan 20, 2011 06:44 AM

              And if you're even farther east, Michaels in Riverhead Village is pretty darn good too. Not quite as big as Pope, but nice rounded selection. I work near Pope and live near Michaels and those are the only two places I shop.

          2. Fred19 RE: j8715 Jan 20, 2011 04:28 AM

            I have been spoiled and cannot do real heavy wine shopping on LI.

            I do my shopping at 'Total Wines and More' in NJ, Delaware, Florida and Las Vegas. Unfortunately, there is nothing even close here on LI. Whenever I am out of state, I buy a few cases (assuming that I do not have to fly back.)


            1. Gastronomos RE: j8715 Feb 6, 2014 08:49 AM

              385 Merrick Ave,
              East Meadow NY 11554

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