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RIP: Vintage New York

Wine

01.23.2009

It was a bummer to hear that Vintage New York has closed its wine shops in New York City. You may recall Vintage New York from Dec/Jan of Mutineer Magazine as a part of the story on New York’s Finger Lakes wine region. I learned of the shut down from Steve Shaw Jr. of the incredible Shaw Vineyard in the Finger Lakes region, who was also a part of the Dec/Jan story on the Finger Lakes wine region. Shaw attributed the poor economy and lack of local interest in New York wines as the major reason for the shop closing.

I was very impressed with Vintage New York when I had the opportunity to visit in September of 2008. The shop featured 100% New York wines with a tasting bar and knowledgeable staff. The shop was also a prime middleman for both the New York wine regions to get their wines to New York City customers.



Comments

  1. johnston | Saturday, January 24, 2009

    Bummer indeed … I’ll be in the former Vintage NY zip code for 2 days next week … I will still search out a Finger Lakes wine either from Shaw Vineyards or Ravines Wine Cellars. At some point
    I’ll want to order a Manhattan (it’s the only place I’ve ever had one)it just seems fitting when in NY.


  2. H Cooper | Tuesday, January 27, 2009

    its terrible seeing businesses that actually care about service and standards closing. Good luck to the owners.


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