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I'm looking to buy an expensive (at least in my terms ~ $150) bottle of wine for a wedding gift. I have some idea of what I'm looking for but would also like somewhere that I may get a little help (although that's not necessarily the priority). Clearly the corner wine store isn't going to have what I'm looking for but thinking some place like Sherry Lehman may have a higher markup than some other places. Anywhere that I can make my money go far but that will also have a decent selection of bottles in my price range? Will go anywhere in the city but closer to East Village is preferable. Thanks!

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  1. The places where I feel like I get the best help from the staff when I sort of know what I'm looking for are:

    Chambers St. Wines
    Moore Brothers Wines
    Le Du's Wines

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    Chambers Street Wines
    160 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007

    Moore Brothers
    33 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

    Le Du's Wines
    600 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

    1. Chambers St
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      Astor (most convenient for you)

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      Chambers Street Wines
      160 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007

      Astor Wines & Spirits
      399 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

      Rosenthal Wine Merchant
      318 E 84th St, New York, NY 10028

      1. Great, thanks so much, I'll look into these!

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        1. re: lucyj

          It may be too late for you but www.wtso.com always has some great buys on $150+ wines at 40-50% off. Free shipping and no tax to NYS.

          1. re: Stuartmc910

            Not too late will definitely check that out, thanks!

        2. Sherry-Lehmann is really the best, and their markup isn't that bad compared to Astor and some of the other big places.

          Astor will definitely be able to help you, and I also second the recommendation of Chambers St. and Le Du. Also, the Chelsea Wine Vault in Chelsea Market has had a few interesting things in their cage (on the right side of the store) the past few times I've been in.

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          Sherry-Lehmann
          505 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022

          Chelsea Wine Vault
          75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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          1. re: loratliff

            Sherry-Lehmann is the best at what?

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            Sherry-Lehmann
            505 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022

          2. I'm not a big wine person, but how is Millesima on 72nd and 2nd? I walked in there once randomly and was surprised to see some big name bottles in there.

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            Millesima
            1355 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021