Best Wine Shops

3 expert oenophiles choose.



Ned Towle

Director of the Westchester Wine School, Rye Brook (914) 478-5197
Shop Why
Varamax Liquor Pantry
Port Chester (914) 937-4930
“They have a broad selection of reasonably priced wines, helpful staff, and supermarket-type carts that make it easy to pick out and collect your wines.”
Wine at Five
Rye (914) 921-5950
“An interesting and excellent small shop with small wine producers. The wines are hand selected by owner Cai Palmer, and the shop has the most entertaining and provocative wine newsletter of all the Westchester wine shops.”
Zachys
Scarsdale (800) 723-0241
“It’s got one of the best selections of wine, including premium wines, and it has the best website for access and review of their wines.”

 

Glenn Vogt

Sommelier at Crabtree’s Kittle House, Chappaqua (914) 666-8044
Grapes The Wine Company
North White Plains
(914) 397-9463
“Owner Daniel Posner has a great palate, so his selections are impeccable. Prices are always very fair. It’s worth getting on his e-mail list.”
Mt Kisco Wines & Spirits
Mount Kisco (914) 666-5255
“Co-owners John and Nick Buetti have top-notch palates so the selections on both the low- and high-end are excellent. There is a fantastic spirits selection and lots of good ports, Sherries, and sakes. He is also able to procure some of the more hard to find wines.”
Vintology
Scarsdale (914) 723-2040
“Dean Morretta is passionate about wine. The wine selection is outstanding and the service he provides is very personable and enthusiastic. He may be one of the nicest people in the retail wine business.”

 

W.R. Tish

Freelance writer, wine critic, and former editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Mt Kisco Wines & Spirits
Mount Kisco (914) 666-5255
“This may be the most un-snobby shop in the county; plus very tuned in to making sense of wine-food pairing and ahead-of-the-curve trend-wise.”
Rochambeau Wines & Liquors
Dobbs Ferry (914) 693-0034
“It has a vast array of gems in a small shop where they know every bottle; especially strong in half bottles and Europe.”
Suburban Wines & Spirits
Yorktown Heights
(914) 962-3100
"Not much to look at, but Suburban Wines has a great selection, pricing, and friendly advice. They also do not hesitate to place special orders.”

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