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post #15976 of 17900
I work right by Trader Joe's and I have never gone in there to look for wines. I generally like to find off the radar type places with cheap bordeaux. Maybe I ought to check out Trader Joe's. I've avoided their wines because I hate the culture that surrounds that place. There are some nice places in Brooklyn, but for whatever reason they are usually over priced.
post #15977 of 17900
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Originally Posted by pscolari View Post

Here's a great run down for NYC and boroughs. Besides what has already been mentioned check out Astor. CSW gets the lion share of my wine budget, followed by Crush. Both do a great job of tastings and dinners and both have great staff.

http://www.drvino.com/newyorkwineshops.php

Astor is good, but you have to know what you are getting. There is a lot of garbage.

Another good place is Bottle Rocket in flatiron. Pricey, but never had a wine I didn't enjoy.
post #15978 of 17900
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Astor is good, but you have to know what you are getting. There is a lot of garbage.

Definitely this. Some good stuff in there, and sometimes very well priced, but you gotta know what you are looking at.

Trader Joes is very hit or miss. Most of the time it's all garbage, but sometimes you can find some very well priced daily drinkers in there.
post #15979 of 17900
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I work right by Trader Joe's and I have never gone in there to look for wines. I generally like to find off the radar type places with cheap bordeaux. Maybe I ought to check out Trader Joe's. I've avoided their wines because I hate the culture that surrounds that place. There are some nice places in Brooklyn, but for whatever reason they are usually over priced.

TJ's has some ok stuff, with most of it being super cheap. I picked up a totally serviceable Italian Orvieto for $5 a few weeks ago.

If anything, you should swing by for some Wiemer. Dry and semi-dry rieslings are roughly $15, and Manton and I both agree superb.
post #15980 of 17900
Wiemer makes great stuff, I'm continually impressed that these rieslings came from upstate NY.

I do need to get by TJs to pick some up. It's just such a shitshow around there...
post #15981 of 17900
Wiemer is good, but nothing I would drink on a daily basis. I usually only drink reisling with sushi.
post #15982 of 17900
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Wiemer is good, but nothing I would drink on a daily basis. I usually only drink reisling with sushi.

problem
post #15983 of 17900
Pssh.
post #15984 of 17900
I love the Wiemer semi-dry. Actually all their whites are good. For the regular bottlings I prefer the SD to the dry. The single vineyards are also great but are about 2-2.5x the price. Probably very ageworthy, I would guess, but I don't think I've had one older than 5 years, if that.
post #15985 of 17900
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I drink riesling with everything.

FTFY
post #15986 of 17900
I just realized I have about 60-70 bottles of wine in the 8-25$ range that have accumulated over the past year. And no wine refrigerator. Time to do some drinking, and praying that they won't spoil in my 66-68°F room.
post #15987 of 17900
they won't
post #15988 of 17900
That's what I thought (else I wouldn't have purchased more than I'd drink in the short term), but I didn't quite realize they were that many. Thanks for reassuring me though.

pB, you should work on your relationship with Riesling, trust me.
post #15989 of 17900
I like it but there is never a time other than Asian food where I would chose it over any red
post #15990 of 17900
Plus you're biased. wink.gif
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