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Union Square Wines & Spirits

140 Fourth Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.733521 -73.989893
at 13th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-8100 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Wine
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Official Website

unionsquarewines.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 9am-10pm; Sun, noon-7pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Wine

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)

Profile

The days of in-store wine tastings as we know them—oenophiles and freeloaders making small talk with importers as they sip contemplatively from plastic cups—may be over. The future is upon us, in the form of a nifty new gizmo imported from Tuscany and installed in the recently relocated Union Square Wines & Spirits. The Enomatic wine system stores 48 open bottles, preserving them with argon gas, and dispensing 15-milliliter tastes at the swipe of a card. Points are deducted based on the wine's value, and added in a five-to-one ratio—spend $10 on wine, get 50 points. Getting Italian software to communicate with the shop's own was a bit of a challenge, though. When something goes wrong, says wine director Jesse Salazar, "it makes an Italian-sounding boing noise.

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