The Interview: A Visit With A Neighborhood Wine MerchantEven if you know a lot about wine, including what you like to drink, buying it can still be a complicated and even intimidating experience. Every wine store is different and what's for sale can vary with every grape harvest. One answer is to have a trusting relationship with a knowledgeable wine merchant who can help you make good choices and also inspire you with new wines.
To show you what that kind of merchant can do for you, we paid a visit to Murray Rosen, who runs Columbus Avenue Wine & Spirits on Manhattan's Upper West Side. He talked with us about his philosophy and approach to selling wine.