Upper East Side Wine Shops
1079 3rd Avenue. 10065
Cross Streets: 63rd & 64th St.
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun Noon-7pm
A wine boutique that aims to specialize in artisanal producers, grower Champagnes, exceptional Burgundies and food & wine parings yet still excel in customer service.
Their first goal is to focus on finding exceptional, new wines: they claim to taste over 100 wines a week. This helps them provide the most up to date options available in the marketplace. Because prices change constantly and new wines enter the market every month, their selection is rotated often enough to reflect a “snapshot” of the best wine values at any given time.
Their second goal is to provide high-value individual customer service to the adventurous yet discriminating consumer. To meet those requests for something “different and delicous” is a challenge they are willing to accept.
In fact, they say their customer feedback is invaluable to their success. They encourage dialogue with each customer – in order to refine and improve their recommendations and pay attention to which wines “work.” (Supposedly, their local patrons actively give back: sharing how the wines they bought there have evolved, what some of their favorite food-wine pairings are, and even their fave BYOB discoveries.)
This relationship has become their inherent “exchange” in the “Manhattan Wine Xchange”.