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.