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#51 Post by Talia Simone » November 29th, 2010, 8:55 am

My favorite wine shop in WAshington, DC is definitely:

Calvert Woodley Fine Wines & Spirits
4339 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20008
(202) 966-4400

They have the wine, the knowledgeable staff, the great hors d'oeuvres to accompany. Plus they have a giant selection of liquor and coffee. All you can want in a store!

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#52 Post by David Cohen » March 21st, 2011, 4:34 am

i frequent different wine shops depending on what I am looking for.
For free tastings and daily drinkers (not great priced) I go to
Stew Leonards of Farmingdale
210 airport plaze
farmingdale, NY 11735
http://www.stewswinesny.com/

For current release wines to go in a cellar
Bottles and Cases
99 East Main Street
Huntington, NY, 11743
http://www.bottlesandcases.com/

Seaholm Wines and Liqours
134 Wall Street
Huntington, NY 11743
631-427-0031 (no website)

For older vintages, depth of cellar, verticals, special orders, etc I use
Post Wine and Spirits
510 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791
http://www.postwines.com/

Pops wines and spirits
256 Long Beach Road
Island Park, New York 11558
http://www.popswine.com/


Pops has a crazy HUGE cellar selection dating back to the 30's. They have awesome sales and deals throughout the year.
Post has a smaller cellar selection than pops but almost as diverse and it goes back to the 19th century.

I am also lucky in that i have dozens of local wine shops in between the shops listed above, some of which pour tastings on weeknights, others on weekends. I can taste wines pretty much every day of the year for free.

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#53 Post by Howard Cooper » April 22nd, 2011, 3:55 pm

In the DC area, I recommend:

Arrowine
4508 Lee Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22207
703.525.0990 (phone)
877.418.9858 (toll free)
703.525.2218 (fax)

This is the place to go if you want small producer hand selected wines that nobody else has. Had Cedric Bouchard Champagnes years before anyone had heard of them for example. A place to go if you want recommendations from staff. Doug Rosen and Shem Hassen in particular really know their stuff. Arrowine also has by far the best cheese of any store I have been to (including Cowgirl Creamery). Cowgirl is about three blocks from my office and when I am having dinner guests over I generally get the cheese from Arrowine.

Bassin's MacArthur Liquors
Toll Free: (866) 674-3716
Local Phone: (202) 338-1433
Fax: (202) 333-0806
E-mail: wine@bassins.com
4877 MacArthur Blvd., N.W.
Washington, DC 20007

This is a big store that will likely have what you are looking for. Esp. good on Bordeaux (and Bordeaux futures), California wines (and Cabernet futures), Italian wines and German wines (the best selection in town). Manager Mark Wessels is a Bordeaux expert and is great to deal with. I also esp. like Phil Bernstein, who is the top German wine expert merchant in town.

Weygandt Wines
info@weygandtwines.com
202-362-WINE (9463)
fax 202-362-0437
3519 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Has only Peter Weygandt's wines, which is good and bad. Means virtually every wine in the store is quite good, but definitely not the place to stop in to get some specific non-Peter wine you may want. Talk to Todd Ross, who manages the store and is a joy to talk to.
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#54 Post by Veronica Castro » May 27th, 2011, 8:55 am

Bernard's Wine Gallery
23538 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas
www.bernardswinegallery.com

Went here recently and found some really cool older wines. Friendly staff as well. [cheers.gif]
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#55 Post by timmy roos » November 8th, 2011, 11:50 am

What's the story with Total Wine & More? Should we be excited they are opening a Sacramento store or is it a BevMo? It looks promising --8000 wines, 3000 spirits, 2500 beers
They have other stores in Phoenix, Nevada, and on the East coast.
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#56 Post by Matt Latuchie » March 23rd, 2012, 12:55 am

Rapid City, SD (The Black Hills)
Canyon Lake Liquor

4244 Canyon Lake Drive
Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone: 342-7639
10 am - 10 pm Mon-Sat
11 am - 7 pm Sunday

This is the only wine shop worth mentioning for, probably, 300 miles in every direction. Andy has a great selection of Californian wines - ranging from everyday drinkers to the Harlans/Screaming Eagles of the world. His selection of wine outside of California isn't too great with Italian being the only other region that's well represented. It's a family run operation, that been open for almost 30 years now.

It's also about a 5 minute drive from my house, so if I hear of anyone from this board shopping here and not letting me know you're in the area...well...I'll be sad.
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#57 Post by Larry P » June 4th, 2012, 1:48 pm

In downtown Livermore:

1st Street Wine Co.
2211 First St.
Livermore, CA 94550
925.294.5825
http://wineco.com/

Small shop with a tasting bar, and excellent selection of local wines as well as some difficult to find favorite small producers like Carlisle, Wind Gap, McPrice Meyers, Denner...

Many restaurants in downtown offer free corkage on the first bottle from 1st Street Wine Co (check with them for details).
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#58 Post by Richard Malloy » October 25th, 2012, 1:15 pm

Any recs for Houston, particularly the Heights/Memorial area? Would love to grab some Burgs, Piedmonts, and maybe some traditional Rioja.

Restaurant wine-list recs would be great, too. Coppa, maybe?

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#59 Post by Richard Malloy » November 26th, 2012, 11:41 am

Richard Malloy wrote:Any recs for Houston, particularly the Heights/Memorial area? Would love to grab some Burgs, Piedmonts, and maybe some traditional Rioja.

Restaurant wine-list recs would be great, too. Coppa, maybe?
City's too large for me to make any broad generalizations, but I'll do it anyway. Largely, a wine wasteland. The big Specs had the best selection I found. Coppa was a misfire, with the few interesting bottles on their online list unavailable, and those that were on the list were uninteresting or too young to drink.

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#60 Post by mattbillet » January 19th, 2013, 7:52 pm

For Massachusetts... Brixx in downtown Boston for a great random sampling of good bottles. In the Burbs you have Marty's in Newton (Peter Tryba from this board is the second in command of wine there didn't post, but he is a great wine source); Gordon's in Waltham. Wine Conextion in Andover! Probably the best run wine shop in Massachusetts is in the Berkshires. Formerly NeJaimes in Lenox, it is still run and owned by Jim NeJaime and now called Spirited! This is a place you can stop in and browse, and has great cheese and other provisions. Whenever I have a wine or liquor I want to find, a future I want to order, I call Jim! And, after some time doing this he reciprocates by contacting me when things I might be interested in are available in tiny allotments! Jim and Peter are my go to guys!

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#61 Post by markdfabela » February 5th, 2013, 12:50 am

In Los Angeles and San Francisco, I have already seen two references to K&L Wine Merchants, and I would agree. I live in SOMA, and I'm a regular at their 4th Street location.

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#62 Post by jhemming » June 26th, 2013, 5:40 pm

A favorite Boston shop is the UrbanGrape with both a South End location but also one out a bit in ChestnutHill (around the corner from a Shake Shack....). Great selection and knowledgeable staff, though prices are not the cheapest.
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#63 Post by cwcollin » August 12th, 2013, 6:37 pm

I need a good wine shop recommendation in Chicago's near north side neighborhood ( or close ).
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#64 Post by Michael Bowden » August 12th, 2013, 7:02 pm

cwcollin wrote:I need a good wine shop recommendation in Chicago's near north side neighborhood ( or close ).
Can always get something from HDH and go by to pick it up....also has to be some Binny's around where you are...

I'll leave the rest up to some locals to hopefully direct you if those don't work or you'd like some more options.
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#65 Post by Stan Harris » September 12th, 2013, 8:26 pm

In omaha I would head you to a small shop simply called The Winery. Decent domestic selections and the largest french, Italian, and German sections in town. Spirit World an Cork Screw are two others, but generally offer more pedestrian selections.

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#66 Post by Rick.T » November 3rd, 2013, 1:18 am

Olympia WA. There might be more but these are the ones I know about and go to. All of these do wine tastings.

1. Grand Vin Wine Merchants
1003 4th Ave E,
Olympia, WA
(360) 350-4896

Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Specialize in Bdx but seeing more and more from Burgundy, Italy. Domestic selection is getting better.

2. The Wine Loft
401 COLUMBIA STREET NW
OLYMPIA, WA 98501
(360) 754-6208

Neat shop with some hidden gems, very eclectic.

3. Olympic Wine Merchant
101 Capitol Way
Ste 106
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 786-9463

Great selection from all over; knowledgeable staff.
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#67 Post by Stephanie Pocchia » November 24th, 2013, 6:19 pm

Brett Johnson wrote:Closer to Work (Burbank)

Silver Lake Wine
2395 Glendale Blvd.
LA, CA 90039
323.662.9024

Woodland Hills Wine Co.
22622 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
800-678-WINE (9463)

Closer to Home (West LA)

The Wine House
2311 Cotner Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 479-3731

Wally's
2107 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles California 90025
1-888-9-WALLYS

Wine Expo
2933 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, Ca 90404
1-800-WINE EXPO

Twenty Twenty Wines
2020 Cotner Ave.
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
310.447.2020
Been to Wally's when in LA - nice selection of amaro's.
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#68 Post by Stephanie Pocchia » November 24th, 2013, 6:28 pm

When in Vegas/Henderson area:

Khoury's Fine Wine & Beer
9915 S. Eastern Ave #110
Las Vegas, NV 89183
http://khourysfinewine.com

They have a 8 wines available by the glass and 11 beers on tap in the lounge area. Issa and Nura are great proprietors, and they have free beer tasting on Wednesdays and Wine tastings on Thursdays, with a local food truck offering tasty tidbits for sale.
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#69 Post by frederik boivin » May 27th, 2014, 7:23 am

In Québec:

http://www.saq.com

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#70 Post by Vinni Capra » June 9th, 2014, 7:25 am

Minneapolis/St Paul

The Liquor Barn
2067 West Wayzata Blvd.
Long Lake, MN 55356
(952) 473-1817

Excellent selection of wines in the cellar in back. Domestic and Italian heavy and a very nice owner to boot.

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#71 Post by Scott Butler » June 18th, 2014, 8:41 am

Greenville, SC

Total Wine
1125 Woodruff Rd. Suite 300
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: 864-288-4575
http://www.totalwine.com/eng/storeLocat ... onId=17764

Green's
445 Congaree Road
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 297-6353
http://www.greensbeverages.com/location ... sc/contact

Northampton Wines
Retail Store & Wine Bar
211-A E. Broad St.
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 271-3919
http://www.northamptonwines.com/
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#72 Post by lleichtman » July 29th, 2014, 9:54 am

Dick Krueger wrote:Susan's Fine Wine and Liquor at the corner of St. Francis and Cerrillos Roads is a store with a good selection of wines from nearly everywhere and a usually good tasting every Friday evening.

Casa Sena Wine Shop in Sena Plaza on Palace Avenue doesn't have as extensive a selection as Susan's, but it's still pretty good. They generally have tasings on the last Thursday of each month.

BYO is nominally illegal in New Mexico.

Also try Arroyo Vino on the way up to Las Campanas, High end but great selection. If you don't mind the drive Kokoman in Pojuaque has a large selection and good prices. Looks like a big barn though.
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#73 Post by lleichtman » July 29th, 2014, 9:58 am

Richard Malloy wrote:Any recs for Houston, particularly the Heights/Memorial area? Would love to grab some Burgs, Piedmonts, and maybe some traditional Rioja.

Restaurant wine-list recs would be great, too. Coppa, maybe?

Specs on Smith downtown is still the best place to go in Houston.
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#74 Post by lleichtman » July 29th, 2014, 10:00 am

Recommend Bird Rock wines on La Jolla Village Blvd in La Jolla. Nice guy, good selection and prices. Don't live here just visiting.
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#75 Post by Kevin Lancelotta » March 5th, 2015, 2:20 pm

Cambridge / Somerville, MA

Ball Square fine wines: great selection of smaller production wines from France, Italy, and Spain. Some US as well but particularly good for EU wines

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#76 Post by tomrg58 » January 10th, 2016, 12:35 pm

Woodland Hills Wine Co in LA.
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#77 Post by Ian Sutton » January 15th, 2016, 1:21 pm

I'm not sure my 'local' is of much use, but just south of Norwich are:

Imperial Wine, Bungay (town centre), Suffolk http://www.imperialwine.co.uk who specialise (as you might guess from the name) in large formats. Slightly eclectic selection, and plenty to appeal to AFWE, with less at the plush end of the scale.

and

Big Red Wine company http://www.bigredwine.co.uk run by someone who was an enthusiastic Southern Rhone fan, but who has more recently discovered Piemonte, via a Danish forumite. Without bricks and mortar, and by self-importing, the prices are very good indeed.

Unfortunately Wattisfield wines has now closed, the proprietor Shami Gill being more of a wine geek than most forumites [wow.gif] . His selection was wonderfully eclectic and I miss it.
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#78 Post by Ryan Kilkenney » March 23rd, 2016, 8:56 pm

Anyone have a recommendation in Huntington Beach? Traveling with the kids (Disneyland), so I need to stick pretty close to HB.

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#79 Post by Ken Strauss » April 28th, 2016, 8:58 am

South Florida area
Fort Lauderdale

http://www.winewatch.com
837 NE 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

A treasure chest of wine. The place is worth a special trip!

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#80 Post by S Chapman » January 14th, 2017, 7:12 am

Exit 8 wines in Clifton Park - New York - about 1/2 hour north of Albany, NY, up the Northway - off exit 8 (duh)
Great people, wine tastings, knowledgeable staff
And, good prices!
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#81 Post by Kevin Stine » January 15th, 2017, 3:36 pm

ST. LOUIS AREA - Clayton

The Wine Merchant
http://winemerchantltd.com

The Wine and Cheese Place
https://www.wineandcheeseplace.com
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#82 Post by Ken V » February 28th, 2017, 5:54 am

S Chapman wrote:Exit 8 wines in Clifton Park - New York - about 1/2 hour north of Albany, NY, up the Northway - off exit 8 (duh)
Great people, wine tastings, knowledgeable staff
And, good prices!
Do they have any serious wines? I've lived in this area for 34 years and never heard of this place.

When I read your post, I thought you were referring to Exit 9 Wine And Liquor, which is a huge warehouse style place a mile or two north, off Exit 9, of course. ;)

Anyway, I don't think either of these places would be of interest to the typical Berserker. Empire in Colonie, All-Star in Latham, and Saratoga Wine Exchange in Balston Lake would be of greater interest.

A hidden gem in the area is Parkwood Wines & Spirits on Rt. 9 just north of Exit 9 in Clifton Park. They have a bunch of serious stuff there in that small store.
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#83 Post by Derek P » April 20th, 2018, 9:19 am

Brian Tuite wrote: Over the hill in St Helena is ACME Fine Wines. Awesome unknowns and small lot vintages from well known winemakers and newcomers alike.
http://www.acmefinewines.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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+1 on Acme. Stopped in yesterday and thought I had walked into the wrong place, as it felt more like a tasting room than a traditional wine store setup. Was treated wonderfully by Erin, who immediately understood what I was looking for, and offered several tastes, including coravining a brand new bottle.

Walked out with a 2015 Di Costanzo Farella, which exceeded our expectations for a PnP for dinner that evening at Charter Oak.
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#84 Post by ssukhots » April 21st, 2018, 12:44 am

Seattle:
DeLaurenti Food and Wine
1435 1st Ave

Pike and Western Wine Shop
1934 Pike Pl
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#85 Post by Rob Igel » January 17th, 2019, 1:02 pm

Two more good spots in the St. Louis area:

Cork & Rind
555 1st Capitol Dr, St Charles, MO
www.corkandrind.com

Lukas Wine & Spirits
15678 Manchester Rd, Ellisville, MO
https://www.lukas.store/

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