Wine stemware on Bowery: restaurant supply stores?
Before venturing down there, are any posters familiar with the quality and prices of stemware available retail on the Bowery?
For reference, I've preferred and have Riedel (Vinum) and Spiegelau (vinovino) but now in odd numbers from good time breakage over the years.
I am looking to buy some more of the same or start over with 6, 8, 10 packs of large format red, white and sparkling's. $10-15 per stem I guess?
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I went to the place 1 storefront south of the SE corner of rivington and bowery. Had a pretty good selection. No riedel, but spiegelau stuff for sure. You have to buy in "case size" which for the japanese spiegelau ripoff glasses i bought was 24 glasses. My glasses were $5, the spiegelaus were 9.
I have never seen Riedels or Spiegelau in any Bowery supply store. However, I have noticed that 67 Wines and Liquors has very competitive prices on Riedel vinum sets. You have to go there--the website doesn't have much information.
I'm a wino and love good crystal, cheap enough that I won't cry if it breaks. You're unlikely to find anything in that category on the Bowery. I've gotten much better prices on-line than you'd find at 67 Wines (e.g. Amazon, Cooking.com., etc). As for stores, Century 21 is hit and miss, but you might find good after-Xmas sales at Sur La Table, and be sure to check Zabar's.