Yes a lot of people in New York drink beer, but increasingly a lot drink wine as well or as an exclusive choice.
The evidence? Well there are now over 1300+ wine & liquor stores in NYC and that’s a sharp rise since 2010.
These stores have to fulfill a range of objectives. For an idea of the level of detailed knowledge required to the range of stock necessary, see the video which features one of the premier wine shops in NYC, Astor Wine & Spirits.
They have to provide a broad selection of wines and spirits at different price points while also catering for wine drinkers who range from raw beginners to knowlegeable connoisseurs.
To aid their customers, most popular and successful wine stores don’t just provide wine and spirits. They also provide tastings, classes and newsletters so their customers can constantly grow their knowledge.
The result of this growing interest in wine is that it is now the norm for every neighborhood to have it’s own specialty wine and licquor shop. LIKE the fabulous wine choices new Yorkers have now.