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Chelsea Wine Vault

75 9th Ave.
New York , NY , United States http://www.chelseawinevault.com/
(212) 462-4244

Taking up 10,000-square-feet of Chelsea Market, this wine shop was intended to be just a wine storage facility, but in order to lease the basement it needed a retail shop. The brick-wall-lined ground floor stocks a globe-spanning selection with 700 to 1,000 labels at a time. While there are free tastings and frequent wine classes, the Chelsea Wine Vault is an actual vault. It stores the entire wine lists of several important New York restaurants, a total of about 27,000 cases, in a temperature- and humidity-controlled cellar.

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