The 8 NYC Wine Shops You Need to Buy Your Bottles At
Check out the following for some of the best wine shops in New York City.
Our city is full of choices, from food to clothes, and of course alcohol.
Every corner store has liquor, but it’s not always good, and forget trying to buy decent wine at a bodega.
For every borough, there are many, many great wine shops.
Our city is full of choices, from food to clothes, and of course alcohol. Every corner store has liquor, but it’s not always good, and forget trying to buy decent wine at a bodega. For every borough, there are many, many great wine shops. Each one can cater to your needs, whether you know exactly what you’re looking for, or maybe have some questions. Some are better for certain budgets, and some provide every option on the market. Check out the following for some of the best wine shops in New York City.
This place is enormous. It’s big even by non-New York standards, which is saying something. They have an amazing selection of wines, sakes, and spirits, reasonable prices, plenty of space for browsing, regular events, same day delivery to most of Manhattan, various wine clubs (including a Top 12 Under $12 Club), and even free delivery. If you’re looking for a one-stop alcohol shop, this is the place for you.
Crush is best for those who need some assistance in choosing their wines. With a staff of sommeliers and graduates of wine and culinary schools, Crush provides a large selection and wide variety of choices. They pride themselves on providing a selection for all tastes and price points.
The folks at Bottle Rocket know what they’re doing, and they do it well. Their wines are organized by theme so you can always find what you’re looking for, and if you don’t know what you’re looking for, their well-trained staff is there to help. They’re known for their unique, fun approach, so shopping in Bottle Rocket is always a good time.
If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, look no further than Appellation Wine and Spirits. The folks here are known for providing a unique selection of wines that come from producers who stray from the unconventional. Many are environment friendly and are organic, biodynamic and completely natural.
Williamsburg: DOC Wine Shop
In true Williamsburg style, DOC Wine Shop is as beautiful as their selection of wines is robust. Their staff is friendly and warm, and their prices are fair and affordable. If you’re looking for a leisurely, enjoyable wine shopping experience, come to DOC.
Cobble Hill: Scottos Wine Cellar
Family owned and operated, Scottos is one of the oldest wine shops in New York. Since 1939, Scottos has been serving great wines to the population of Brooklyn, and they’re known for their great service and excellent selection. Come here for the history, the wine, and the experience.
Astoria Park Wine and Spirits has a mission to provide good quality wine at an affordable, budget-friendly price. Their selection ranges from domestic wines to all throughout Europe, they even have biodynamic and natural wines. They offer a members club for discounts and have free tastings on Fridays.
Hunters Point Wines and Spirits is a local shop with an emphasis on small production and estate-grown wines. With an interesting, and unique selection, this shop can help you make a great choice for that dinner party conversation, and stay within your budget.
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