Astor Wine and Spirits
Once located in Greenwich Village, this massive wine emporium became even bigger when it moved to an eco friendly, neo-Romanesque NoHo landmark building two minutes away. The selection is deep with wines from every corner of the globe. While the frequent afternoon and evening tastings, often paired with food from local restaurants, are still going strong, the new location is better prepared with a properly equipped tasting bar, a 57-degree cool room for storing fragile and organic wines, and a bookstore-size selection of wine-reference books.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.