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Revised list of good US wine retailers.

by Bob Ross » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:30 pm

Enclosed is a substantially revised list of good US retailers prepared in response to a request by Jancis Robinson. I have a couple of questions about entries in her file -- the importers/distributors have been deleted. Many thanks for you help; I'll post the final copy here, or make it available to Robin for his possible use on WLP. Regards, Bob

Draft, April 26, 2006


Wine Merchants in the United States


Anyone interested in buying wine at retail in the US should

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http://www.wine-searcher.com/wine-searcher.lml



Acker Merrall & Condit Retail Store
160 West 72nd Street
(between Broadway and Columbus)
New York, NY 10023
ackerstore@aol.com
ghttp://www.ackerwines.com/

US's oldest wine store.



Astor Wines & Spirits
399 Lafayette at 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
http://astoruncorked.com/
info@astorwines.com
212-674-7500
212-673-1210 fax

Excellent NYC retailer.


Benchmark Wine Group
474 Technology Way
Napa, CA 94558
707.255.3500
Fax (707)255-3503
http://www.benchmarkwine.com/
sales@benchmarkwine.com

WLDG recco.



Brown Derby International Wine Cellar
2023 S. Glenstone
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 883-4066
Fax: (417) 881-0036
1-800-491-3438
info@brownderby.com
http://www.brownderby.com/

WLDG recco.




B21
43380 U.S. 19 North
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
1-888-B@!-WINE (221-9463)
http://b-21.com/

WLDG recco; largest Florida retailer.


Burgundy Wine Company
143 West 26th Street
(between 6th/7th Ave.)
New York City, NY 10001
tel +1 888 898-8448
fax +1 212-691-9244
info@burgundywinecompany.com
web http://www.burgundywinecompany.com/

Specialize in Burgundy, Rhone and Oregon wines.

Calvert Woodley Wines & Spirits
4339 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
tel +1 202-966-4400
fax +1 202-537-5086
wine@calvertwoodley.com
http://www.calvertwoodley.com

Famous throughout the east coast.



Carolina Wine Company
6601 Hillsborough Street
Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27606
http://carolinawine.biz/
(888)317-4499
(919)852-0236
Fax:(919)852-0237
websales@carolinawine.com




Chambers Street Wine
160 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
tel +1 212-227-1434
fax +1 212-227-7978
email office@chambersstwines.com
web http://www.chambersstwines.com/

Great shop for wine geeks.


Corkscrew Wine Emporium
203 North Vine Street
Urbana, Illinois
61802
217-337-7704 (tel)
217-337-0309 (fax)
urbana@thecorkscrew.com
http://www.thecorkscrew.com






Corti Brothers
5810 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819
tel + 1-800-509-3663
tel + 1-916-736-3800
fax + 1-916-736-3807
cortibros@sbcglobal.net
http://www.cortibros.biz/

WLDG recco.


Crush Wine & Spirits
153 East 57th Street
between Lexington and 3rd Avenues
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 980-Wine (9463)
Fax: (212) 980-9468
No email listed
http://www.crushwineco.com./

WLDG recco.


David Schildknecht/Vintner Select
6215 Hi Tek Court
Mason, OH 45040
tel +1 (513) 229 3630, fax +1 (513) 229 3633

??????

[I know David's a Purple Pager; does he still do retail?
I thought he was just a importer/distributor now.]



Fine Wine International
Pier 19 the Embarcadero
San Francisco CA 94111
(v) 415.433.9463
Toll Free 866.600.9463
fax 416.433.3215
http://www.vinrare.com/
wine@vinrare.com


WLDG recco.





Garagiste
707 South Lander St.
Seattle, Washington 98134
TOLL FREE: 888.264.0053 (US only)
TEL: 206.264.1494
FAX: 206.264.1493
info@garagistewine.com
http://www.garagistewine.com/

WLDG recco.


Garnet Wine & Liquors
929 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10021
1-800-USA-VINO
http://www.garnetwine.com/

WLDG recco -- once the bargain leader in NYC.

Gary's Wine & Marketplace
100 Morristown Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07940
http://www.garysmarket.com/
Email: info@garyswine.com
Phone: 908-766-6699
Fax: 908-766-5522
Two other locations in Chester and Madison, NJ.

WLDG recco.


Grapes The Wine Company
11 Purdy Avenue
Rye, NY 10580
Tel: 914-967-9245
Fax:914-967-7025
Exit 20 off of I 95N,
Exit 21 off of I 95S
Exit 11 off of I 287
info@grapesthewineco.com
http://www.grapesthewineco.com/

WLDG recco.


Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.
363 W. Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60610
http://www.hdhwine.com/
emails not published on site.
p: (312) 482.9996
f: (312) 335.9096

WLDG recco.



Hinsdale Wine Shop
12 E Hinsdale Ave.
Hinsdale, IL
630-654-9862 (tel)


HiTimewine.net
250 Ogle Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
800-331-3005
http://www.hitimewine.net/

Extraordinary depth; largest in the West; WLDG recco.


Howard's Wine Cellar
1244 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657-3207
(773) 248-3766



Italian Wine Merchants
108 East 16th Street (between Park Avenue South & Irving Place)
New York, NY 10003
tel +1 212.473.2323
fax +1 212.473.1952
sergio@italianwinemerchant.com
http://www.italianwinemerchant.com

Sergio Esposito, Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali


Just Grapes
560 W. Washington Boulevard
Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60661
Tel: (312) 627-WINE
Fax: (312) 627-1856




K&L Wine Merchants
3005 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94061
http://www.klwines.com/
No listed email
877-KLWines (877-559-4637)
(650) 364-8544
(650) 364-4687 (Fax)

638 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 896-1734
(415) 896-1739 (Fax)

3005 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94061
877-KLWines (877-559-4637)
(650) 364-8544
(650) 568-0814 (Fax)

Excellent retailer.




Liquorama Wine Cellars
Hyde Park Mall
Hyde Park, NEW YORK 12538
1-800-322-3735
http://www.winecellarsny.com/



Liquor Mart
1750 15th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 449-3374
http://www.liquormart.com/

Incredible range and prices; WLDG recco


Lush
1306 S Halsted
Chicago, Illinois
312-738-1900 (tel)





MacArthurs Beverages
4877 MacArthur Blvd., N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
Toll Free: (866) 674-3716
Local Phone: (202) 338-1433
Fax: (202) 333-0806
E-mail: wine@bassins.com

Widely known in the US.


PJ Wine
4898 Broadway
(between 204th and 207th Streets)
New York, NY
212 567-5500
fax 212-567-2743
sales@pjwine.com
http://www.pjwine.com/

WLDG recco



Potomac Selections
8648 Old Ardmore Road
Landover, Maryland 2078

????????


Premier Cru
5890 Christie Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608
tel +1 510-655-6691
fax +1 510-547-5405
info@Premier Cru.net
http://premiercru.net

WLDG recco.



Premier Group.net
3445 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
800-666-6560
716-873-6688
http://prime.premiergroup.net/

Largest NY retailer; WLDG recco.


Randolph Wine Cellars
1415 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607
312-942-1212 (tel)
312-942-1268 (fax)
info@tlcwine.com
http://www.tlcwine.com




Rare Wine Company
21481 Eighth Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476
(800) 999-4342 phone toll free
(707) 996-4484 phone local
(800) 893-1501 fax toll free
(707) 996-4491 fax local
sales@rarewineco.com
http://www.rarewineco.com/

Outstanding retailer.



Rochambeau Wines and Liquors
389 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. 10522
tel +1 914-693-0034
info@rochambeauwines.com
http://www.rochambeauwines.com/

Sam's Wine and Spirits
1720 North Marcey Street
Chicago, IL 60614
312-664-4394
http://www.samswine.com

2010 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-705-9463

1919 Skokie Valley Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-433-9463
sams@samswine.com
http://www.samswine.com/

Leading retailer and auction house.

WLDG recco.



Schaefer's
9965 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL
847-673-5711 (tel)
http://www.schaefers.com


Sherry-Lehmann Wine and Spirits
679 Madison Avenue
(Between 61st & 62nd St.)
New York City
(212) 838-7500
http://www.sherry-lehmann.com/
inquiries@sherry-lehmann.com

WLDG recco; one of the best in the US.


Shopper's Vineyard
875 Bloomfield Avenue
Clifton,
NJ 07012
tel +1 973-916-0707
fax + 1 973-778-9777
shoppersvineyard@seointel.com
http://www.shoppersvineyard.com

????????

D. Sokolin Co.
12 Foster Ave.
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
800-946-3947
631-537-4434
Fax: 631-537-4435
sales@sokolin.com
http://www.sokolin.com/


WLDG recco.


Subterraneum
2240 Filbert St, Suite J
Oakland, CA
tel +1 (510) 451 3939, fax +1 510 763 1697, toll free (888) BRRRRRR

joe@subterraneum.com

???????

Village Corner
601 S. Forest Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-995-1818
fax 734-995-1826
http://www.villagecorner.com/
winerat@villagecorner.com

WLDG recco.



Wally's Wine & Spirits
2107 Westwood Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025
tel +1 310 475-0606
fax +1 310 474-1450
customerservice@wallywine.com
http://www.wallywine.com

????

Wine Discount Center
1826 N. Elston Avenue, Chicago
(773)489-3454
http://www.winediscountcenters.com


Wine Exchange
1500 E. Village Way #2364
(Near Tustin & Heim)
Orange, CA 92865
tel +1 800.76.WINEX
tel +1 714.974.1454
fax +1 714.974.1792
wines@winex.comhttp://www.winex.com/

Excellent mail order house.



Wine Expo
2933 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica CA 90404
(310)828-4428
No website????

WLDG recco.





Wine House
2311 Cotner Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 310.479.3731
Fax: 310.478.5609
http://www.wineaccess.com/store/winehou ... -info.html
wine@winehouse.com

WLDG recco.



Wine Library
586 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
888-980-WINE (9463)
http://winelibrary.com/
info@winelibrary.com

WLDG recco


The Wine Rack Shop
335 E. Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335
tel +1 (610) 322 3760
http://www.winerackshop.com

?????


Woodland Hills Wine Company
22622 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Toll Free: 800.678.WINE (9463)
Local: 818.222.1111
Fax: 818.222.3999
kyle@whwc.com
http://www.whwineco.com/

WLDG recco



Zachys
16 East Parkway
Scarsdale, NY 10583
tel +1 866 922-4971
CustomerService@zachys.com
http://www.zachys.com
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by Dan Smothergill » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:18 am

Northside
513 N. Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
http://www.northsidewine.com

Claim to have the world's largest selection of Finger Lakes wines. I wouldn't doubt it.


Century
630 Ridge Rd. W.
Rochester, NY 14615
(585) 621-4210

Great combination of selection and price.
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Re: Two More

by Thomas » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:56 am

Bob,

I posted on the other thread--been out of town and missed this topic.

I'd still like to know what the criteria is. "good" is an even worse criteria than "personal favorite."

I'm not trying to be difficult, but having been in the retail business and having seen what such lists can do to a business (or not do for one) if promulgated by an influential name, it bothers me when such important matters are loosely reported to the public.

To me, it is another level of dumbing down, or fast wanting an answer to an intricate question.

If it's just a list, then it is incomplete by any measure. If it's a list of the best or the good ones, then there needs to be agreement over what is best or good, or at least some parameters need to set. And you can tell Ms. Robinson I said so...
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Re: Revised list of good US wine retailers.

by Robin Garr » Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:56 am

David Schildknecht works for the Vintner Select firm in the metro Cincinnati area, Bob. It's a regional importer, primarily serving Ohio and Northern Kentucky with a few clients in DC and North Carolina, but not retail at all.

They tend to represent many of the same producers as Skurnick in NYC and North Berkeley in California, although of course the overlap is not 100 percent. And with all respect to David, an old drinking buddy, I'd say their line has some tendency to focus on "international" and "Parkerized" items - they represent Marco de Grazia, for example.

I should add a couple of top Louisville stores to that list ... do we still have a day or two before you make it final.
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Re: Revised list of good US wine retailers.

by Bob Ross » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:08 am

Thanks. Please keep adding -- new suggestions continue to arrive. I've got a pretty good list now. Do you want to add it to WLP?

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Re: Revised list of good US wine retailers.

by Robin Garr » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:20 am

Bob Ross wrote:I've got a pretty good list now. Do you want to add it to WLP?


Sure, Bob, I'd love to ... the old Internet Wine Shops Directory is badly out of date. I'd hate to steal Jancis's list, though ... is that an issue?
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Re: Revised list of good US wine retailers.

by Bob Ross » Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:00 pm

Oh, no, she seems to believe WLP and Purple are "partners" in some sense. This is very much a WLDG effort with some input from Therapy friends of mine. She certainly will acknowledge WLP/WLDG as we refine it.

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