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Best selection of champagne for sale (store) in Park Slope/Prospect Heights?

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rschwim May 24, 2012 05:46 PM

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    roux42 RE: rschwim May 29, 2012 04:55 PM

    My husband shops at Slope Cellars on 7th Ave around 14th street or in Prospect Heights, Fermented Grapes has a decent selection of Champagnes and sparkling wines in all price ranges.

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      jen kalb RE: roux42 May 29, 2012 08:12 PM

      Prospect Wine Shop (7th near 9th St) has good selection of both the large houses and smaller producers.

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      Amy Mintzer RE: rschwim May 30, 2012 06:50 AM

      I recommend Red White and Bubbly on 5th and Union, though I'm otherwise partial to Shawn's. (But not for Champagne.)

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        StheJ RE: Amy Mintzer May 31, 2012 05:15 AM

        I would not recommend Red White and Bubbly, their prices are higher than almost all of the other places in the neighborhood, at least for the stoli I recently bought which was 6 or 7 bucks more than other places in the neighborhood.

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          Amy Mintzer RE: StheJ Jun 4, 2012 09:34 AM

          Wow--that's crazy. I'm not a regular and guess I've always focussed on their featured budget wines the few times I've actually bought there. I still might recommend them for selection, but good to know about the pricing.

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            Bob Martinez RE: StheJ Jun 4, 2012 11:27 AM

            I think their prices are significantly higher for commodity items like Stolichnya (A vodka I like.) But their selection *is* very good. I might use them for a special occasion item.

            For good prices and a decent to good selection of wines I use Sterling Wines and Liquors, on 5th Ave. opposite Key Food.

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              StheJ RE: Bob Martinez Jun 5, 2012 05:29 AM

              Agree about Sterling Grapes. The one around 5th and 14th Street also has good prices. The liquor store next to costco has them all beat though...

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                Bob Martinez RE: StheJ Jun 9, 2012 09:03 AM

                We dropped by the liquor store attached to Costco yesterday. You don't have to be a Costco member to use it.

                It's a decent sized store but it has a bare bones warehouse-like atmosphere. (I suspect that's to give you the impression that you're getting great deals.) That wouldn't be a problem for me but the selection of wines was severely limited. The prices weren't bad but roughly the same as Sterling Wines on 5th Ave.

                We found a couple of bottles we liked and hit the check out line. They've borrowed the Costco/BJ's model - no bags. If we had bought 6 or 7 bottles we would have put them in a box, the same way we do at regular liquor stores. With just 2 bottles a box would have been overkill but it was a little awkward carrying them in our hands.

                I'd go back if the prices were better. The limited selection will keep me away.

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                  jen kalb RE: Bob Martinez Jun 9, 2012 12:51 PM

                  We buy most of our liquor (campari,cointreau, basic rum and brandy, etc) and magnums of wine here. they do have some interesting wines (we had a meiomi pinot noir for lunch today which was tasty, for example) but it does not pretend to have a serious selection - some of the guys are knowlegeable and can point out good choices.. The prices are a bit better than the neighborhood stores on the magnums. The checkout is a little eccentric (taking everything out of your cart, etc) but since we patronize that costco regularly, its an easy stop to fstock up on the basics.

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                    psnative RE: jen kalb Jun 9, 2012 02:20 PM

                    Astor Wines has free delivery if you purchase over $100 to Brooklyn every Wednesday and Saturday. Order on line delivery to your door. We order from there once a month.

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