You would be hard-pressed to find a better city to buy wine than New York. The sheer number of shops offering almost every imaginable wine is mind-boggling. In Williamsburg alone, there are 14 shops specialized in small-production wineries. Most of them operate on the same basic principles, stocking a large selection of both everyday and high-end wines and keep in touch with their customers via regular emails, informing them of new arrivals and interesting wines they have stocked. Still, some of them do it better than the others. Here are some of our favorite wine shops in NYC.
Chambers Street Wines
Address: 148 Chambers St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-227-1434
Not only do they stock over 2,000 wines on-premises, but the staff of Chambers Street Wines can also offer you some excellent advice when it comes to planning your dinner and selecting wines for it.
Flatiron Wines & Spirits
Address: 929 Broadway, nr. 22nd St.; 212-477-1315
A great selection of entry-price wine and an excellent newsletter are just some of the highlights of Flatiron Wines & Spirits, located on Broadway.
Astor Wines & Spirits
Address: 399 Lafayette St., at 4th St.; 212-674-7500
Astor Wines & Spirits stock wines from pretty much every wine-making region in the world, in addition to local wines from Long Island and Finger Lakes.
MCF Rare Wine
Address: 249 W. 13th St., nr. Greenwich Ave.; 212-255-8870
MCF Rare Wine’s owner doesn’t believe in having a massive stock on display. Instead, they focus on some rarer and less-known wines you could hardly find anywhere else.
Le Dû’s Wines
Address: 600 Washington St., at Leroy St.; 212-924-6999
Jean-Luc Le Dû, the owner of Le Dû’s Wines, believed in educating his customers and even after his death in 2017, the shop continued to organize excellent seminars on the topic of wine.