Italian Wine Merchants
108 E. 16th St.
between Irving Pl./Union Sq. East
A beautiful store dedicated to selling and encouraging the drinking of Italian wines.
A deep and wide selection, knowledgeable staff, and enthusiasm for their mission.
What to know:
This is not a shop of bargains but browsing and shopping on a regular basis at a specialty wine store like this can help you develop knowledge and a palate. If you're an Italian wine beginner, the store can put cases together -- at all price points -- with a selection to get you started. This could be the place where you learn about Italian wine and where you shop for an occasional special bottle, but then take your knowledge and price shop elsewhere.