Astor Wines & Spirits
399 Lafayette St., nr. 4th St.; 212-674-7500
This wine-and-spirits shop has everything from $7 Beaujolais to $700 Bordeaux. For newbies, there's also a library of wine reference books and a knowledgeable staff.
505 Park Ave., nr. 59th St.; 212-838-7500
Whether it's multiple vintages of Pétrus or fine everyday fare, Sherry-Lehmann has arguably the best selection of wines in the country. It also delivers to Manhattan, the Hamptons, and Westchester.
The Greene Grape
765 Fulton St., nr. S. Portland Ave., Fort Greene, Brooklyn; 718-797-9463
This neighborhood favorite is low on decorative frills and favors bottles for $20 or less. The owners also bring in extra finds from New York State for the locally minded.
Morrell & Company
Rockefeller Center, 1 Rockefeller Plz., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-688-9370
The pride the Morrell family takes in its oenophilic history shows in its slogan: "Taste You Can Trust." The deceivingly compact headquarters features up to 5,000 labels.
30 Clinton St., nr. Stanton St.; 212-228-0073
For eight years, Gabrio Tosti di Valminuta introduced New Yorkers to obscure blends at Il Posto Accanto. Now, his wineshop stocks precisely those rare wines his former clientele fell in love with and couldn’t find for sale anywhere else.