Saturday, 16 January 2010

Where to get it: New York Wine

We were saddened to learn, rather late in the day that Vintage New York have closed their establishment in Amsterdam Avenue as well as the one in Soho. As we described it, this was a place where you could sample a large variety of wines from New York State and then have the modest cost of the sampling deducted from any purchase. Where to get new York wines was not a problem with such an establishment at easy reach.

New York wines are rarely found on restaurant winelists and in wine stores. Even our favourite Astor Wines of New York have only a modest and sadly diminishing selection. No wonder New York Wines wine won the Slotovino prize for 'best kept secret' in our 2008/9 awards.

In the absence of a Consortium Outlet similar to Vintage New York, here is a short list of merchants with a respectable choice of New York state wines. Any additions would be welcome.

Beacon Wines and Spirits
2120 Broadway,
New York 10023-1736
Tel: 212 877 0028

Columbus Wines and Spirits
730 Columbus Avenue,
New York 10025
Tel: 212 865 7070

Fermented Grapes
651 Vanderbilt Avenue,
New York 11238-3829
Tel: 718 230 3216

Gotham Wines
2517 Broadway,
New York 10025-6934
Tel: 212 932 0990

Le Du's Wines
600 Washington Street,
New York 10014-3319
Tel: 212 924 6999

New York Wine Exchange
9 Broadway,
New York 10004
Tel: 212 422 2222

Union Square Wines and Spirits
140 4th Avenue,
New York 10003
Tel: 212 675 8100

Vintage Grapes Wines and Spirits
1479 3rd Avenue,
New York 10028
Tel: 212 535 6800

1 comment:

UnCorked Glens Falls said...

Hi Robert,

Thank you for your attention to New York products. We also miss Rob and Susan's Vintage New York stores. We're a bit far away from your city, but devote 40% of our store to New York wines. Seven of our top ten selling wines are grown in New York.

Best regards,
Rich & Margot Cirino