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Jan 16, 2011 02:21 PM

Wine Shops on Long Island

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

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    1. re: boredough

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    2. 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. 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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        1. re: EM23

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

        2. 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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          1. re: coll

            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.

            1. re: j8715

              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. 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.)