Staying in Chelsea area.. 28th. Looking for good wine bars around.. If not right around.. just some suggestions would be great!
The Tangled Vine -- Amsterdam and 81st St. -- Worth the trip uptown because not only is the wine list extensive and interesting, but the food is superb!
434 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
Bar Veloce serves only Italian wines, IIRC, but the selection is good. The food is basic and so-so.
In the nearby West Village, Gottino has a well chosen, again mostly Italian wine list and good small plates. It is on the pricier side.
Otto has a very long wine list with a range of quality. I've had some mediocre wines, there, as well as very good ones and they don't always correlate with prices. IIRC, there aren't many seats in the bar area. For the most part, patrons stand at bar tables and lean.
For just pleasant places without necessarily a stellar wine list or great food, Soccarat Paella Bar in Chelsea has a friendly wine bar adjoining. Turks and Frogs in the West Village is very friendly and low key. I've had some awful wines there, though.
175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
52 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011
A good, but easy subway ride away (2 or 3 trains) is Vintry on Stone Street in FiDi. (Exit @ Wall street). www.vintrynyc.com. Expensive, but v good. Can get noisey when the Wall Street children are released. You may well find other interesting spots along the one block pedestrian street--about 12 restaurants within a small radius.