After lunch at North End Grill—more on that when my fingers thaw out—I stopped by Vintry Fine Wines, which has just opened in Goldman Alley. It looks like an alien spaceship has landed—and they brought wine! Manager Mike Martin was still unpacking, so I didn’t want to take up too much of his time, and besides, I’m not quite sure what to ask about a wine store, other than do they specialize in anything? Martin said they’re trying to include a wide variety of wines, so they don’t really specialize in regions so much as go deeper in a handful. For instance, they’re deep in Burgundy, Bordeaux, California, and Champagne. The store also has an old-and-rare section glassed off in back, with individual bottles as well as full-case lots. (According to this New York Times article, some of the rare stuff is “from the collection of Harry Poulakakos, who founded the wine-centric restaurant Harry’s Steak, and is a consultant to the store. Mr. Poulakakos’s son, Peter, is an owner [of Vintry].”) And there’s a shelf devoted to “big bottles”—I made a dumb joke about it being the Goldman Sachs shelf, and Martin laughed politely, so they’re gracious, too.
Vintry Fine Wines is at 230 Murray (between Murray and Vesey), 212-240-9553; vintryfinewines.com.
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