I would like to gift some wine to a friend in Manhattan. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
I'm looking for a merchant in NYC who sells a good selection of French sparkling hard dry ciders (from Normandy and Brittany). Also great if said merchant has more diverse hard cider options (UK or Scandinavian etc.) [more inside]
What are the most affordable and helpful wine stores in NYC? I'd like a wide selection of bottles $15 and under sold by nice, helpful, non-pretentious people. I am aware of Trader Joe's Wines and Astor Place Wines. I'm in Fort Greene, so anything in Brooklyn or Manhattan below 60th St is most helpful!
When I lived in Chicago, there was a great late-night coffee shop called New Wave Cafe in Logan Square that was perfect for after-work writing. I've been having a hard time finding a similar spot since moving to NYC. It doesn't need to be a coffee shop, but it does need to be well-lit enough that I can read, and calm enough that I won't be seen as preventing the establishment from doing business. Bonus points if the place has a neighborhood-y feel with a friendly staff. I live in Greenpoint, work in SoHo, and usually commute via bicycle over the Williamsburg Bridge. Any suggestions, Metafilter?
Bought a bottle of wine I can't stand to drink. Can't return it. Can I resell it somehow? Does Craigslist work? [more inside]
Where can I find non-ice wine Canadian (preferably from BC) in New York City? [more inside]
I was invited to a Passover seder tomorrow night with the request that each guest bring a personal bottle of wine for our own individual enjoyment. There was also this: "I would appreciate if your wine was not produced in occupied Palestinian territory." In the spirit of being difficult, I'd like to locate a wine produced in a state with an ongoing territorial dispute. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
Can you recommend any wine/beer shops/distributors in the New York area? [more inside]
Where can I find sturm (the cloudy young Austrian wine) in NYC? [more inside]
Does anyone know where to purchase this particular sake in New York City? [more inside]
Will be in NYC for Thanksgiving: Will things be open? Anything cool going on? [more inside]
Anybody know where I can buy a bottle of mead in NYC?
Trying to find a good venue for a book club in NYC to meet - a coffeeshop or independent bookstore would be ideal, but certainly not necessary. The only real considerations are that it be public, not super-packed on Wednesday nights when we meet, and a place where we can either purchase or bring a bottle of wine - more inside. [more inside]