Crush Wine Co.
153 E. 57th St.
between Lexington/3rd Aves.
An excellent wine store with a sophisticated yet accessible approach to selling nearly 3,000 labels in a stylish midtown location. Wide and deep selection, very helpful and knowledgable staff, and free delivery to all 5 boroughs.
Good prices, regular specials, an outstanding and impressive selection, very helpful staff, and a big commitment to outreach and education with frequent tastings and seminars.
What to know:
Named "Best New Wine Shop in America" by Food & Wine magazine in 2005. One of the owners is restaurenteur Drew Nieporent of Montrechet fame.
The store is closed on Sundays but they have an excellent website selling wines and spirits online.