Columbus Avenue Wines & Spirits
Upper West Side
730 Columbus Avenue
at W. 96th Street 212.865.7070
A neighborhood fixture for more than 40 years and notable for its wall of customer and employee snapshots, especially those that feature dogs, Columbus Avenue Wines & Spirits is a big, friendly, and well-stocked wine store with competitive prices and a large selection of wines, spirits, fortified wines, and liquors. Wines are organized by country and specials are always featured in the front of the store.
What's great: They have one of the largest kosher wine selections in the city. They have temperature controlled storage. And if there's something you want and they don't carry it, they'll do a special order for you.
What to know: They offer free delivery anywhere in Manhattan and can also ship UPS anywhere in the U.S. Tastings are held frequently and a schedule is posted on their website.