In New York City, you can shop till you drop - and that includes shopping for Spanish wines and spirits! Here’s our NYC gastroguide with the best places to pick up your holiday wines from Spain.
New York City has a lot to offer aficionados of wines from Spain. Let us prove it to you - here’s our gastroguide on the best places to pick up your Spanish holiday wine haul..
Sherry-Lehmann, which survived the prohibition era and has been in business since 1934, is our first stop for Spanish wines. It is not named after Spain’s fortified wine, Sherry, but in fact the building’s original location. Nonetheless, the physical store on 505 Park Avenue (or its huge online index) has over 60 Spanish wines - and sherries too - representing 15 of its D.O. regions, and making it well worth a browse!
Must try: Vilarnau Cava Brut or the From Spain With Love Sampler 12 Bottles
A good choice if you're a party pleaser who likes to stock up on Spanish wines by buying in bulk - or for those hosting a larger Spanish themed bash this holiday season. Soho Wines & Spirits supplies classic brands of accessible wines and sherries from Spain, with discounts by the case.
Must try: Muga Reserva D.O.Ca Rioja
As niche as it gets for Spanish wines, the Despaña Vinos Y Mas store on 410 Broome Street (Nolita, NYC) is a specialist in not only traditional wines from Spain, but also in revivals of indigenous grape varietals from trend setting vintners. You can shop to your heart’s content and not have to haul bottles home - with free Manhattan delivery for orders over $100.
Must try: Gulp/Hablo Orange D.O. Castilla La Mancha
On the Upper West Side, get your Spanish wine fix at Columbus Avenue wine store. An impressively varied selection of wines, sherries and also spirits, such as Spanish gins, makes this an interesting nook to explore. If you really want to splurge, they also stock the coveted Pingus!
Must try: Bodegas Juan Gil - Juan Gil Jumilla 2019
Needless to say, if you’re in the East Village, then Union Square Wines & Spirits is your one-stop shop for all Spanish wine necessities. With over two decades in the business, this popular store has an impressive inventory - with more than a hundred wines and spirits from Spain!
Must try: Do Ferreiro Albariño 2017