UPPER EAST SIDE
- Garnet Wines & Liquors
929 Lexington Ave.; 212-772-3211
Huge selection—nearly 6,000 bottles, 2,100 square feet—at highly competitive price points, and expert but unsnooty staff.
UPPER WEST SIDE
- Nancy’s Wines for Food
313 Columbus Ave.; 212-877-4040
Acker Merrill & Condit and 67 Wine & Spirits are bigger, but Nancy’s wins for its pairing tips.
- Winfield Flynn
558 Third Ave.; 212-679-4455
Excellent but not overwhelming selection, and dog biscuits are free at the counter for the local pooches.
23 Jones St.; 212-242-5144
A tiny (100-bottle) selection, super-carefully chosen, and delivery from Wall Street to Harlem.
LOWER EAST SIDE
- De-Vino Wine Boutique
30 Clinton St.; 212-228-0073
Owner Gabrio Tosti di Valminuta handpicks the mostly Italian offerings and has relationships with many wineries. He delivers too.
- Pasanella and Son, Vintners
115 South St.; 212-233-8383
Wine novices are drawn by the posted food-and-wine pairings; oenophiles, to the tasting room in back.
BOERUM HILL/COBBLE HILL/CARROLL GARDENS
Best Neighborhood Wine Shops
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).