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Oct 28, 2011 07:27 AM

Wine Stores with great bottles

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

    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
      Astor (most convenient for you)

      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 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.

          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?

            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.

            1355 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021