Aries proprietors Tony and Andrea Russo are regulars at professional and trade tastings and help guide consumers based on their preferences. The shop has modestly priced bottles in the front of the store with the rear area reserved for more expensive brands. In the back room, light, temperature, and humidity are controlled daily to help prolong the life of the many costly vintages stocked there such as the 2000 Bordeaux and a Beringer 1997 Napa Valley Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Aries's inventory includes a wide assortment of Italian wines (including many older, ready-to-drink reds) and an array of avant-garde Spanish wines, like the cherry-scented Onix and Vega Sindoa El Chaparral. Home parties and tastings (for $200 and up) are offered as well as case discounts of 10 to 15 percent.