wine shop recommendations?
just moved to seattle from portland, and am looking for a good wine shop. ideally, a place that stocks great local and unusual wines at reasonable prices (pdx probably spoiled us in this regard). would be extra nice to find a place in the capitol hill/madison park area, but am willing to travel for a great deal/great selection.
Try Leschi Market for a good wine store near Madrona. Great selection and good prices (10& off 6 bottles or more.)
Esquin has a terrific selection as does Pete's Eastlake and Pete's Bellevue. To support a small local business, I suggest Grape Choice in Kirkland.
a newer place that I am growing fond of quickly is Wine World, just West of I-5 at 45th in Wallingford. You might call it a wine warehouse, it is sooo big, but comfortable, with a good layout; divided by country and region and varietals. Nice seating; a room for private tastings, etc.
Lot's of tasting days as well.
I understand they are going to be carying specialty liquor when the new law goes into effect as well.
Used to go to Esquin, but after a few bum steers from them, I have been happily shopping at Wine world now for several months and have not been disapointed yet by a purchase there.
We go to Pike & Western in Pike Place and McCarthy & Schiering on QA, which is not convenient to the neighborhoods you mention. I think Pete's is a good choice for you. And we will see how much it changes with the new law!