Astor Wines & Spirits Inc

★★★★★
  • 399 Lafayette

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-674-7500

About Astor Wines & Spirits Inc

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Mon-Sat 9 am-9 pm, Sun noon-6 pm

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the scotches here are really great. 25 year old mccallans, lagavulin, etc. decent prices too. wines are good, but not the biggest collection i've seen yet. i go here to pick up what i cant get in jersey.

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the scotches here are really great. 25 year old mccallans, lagavulin, etc. decent prices too. wines are good, but not the biggest collection i've seen yet. i go here to pick up what i cant get in jersey.

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I signed up for a class but could not make it because of a snowstorm (all returning flights that day were cancelled). I called to see if I could reschedule to another class and before I could even finish 'Kimberly' cut me off and told me

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I signed up for a class but could not make it because of a snowstorm (all returning flights that day were cancelled). I called to see if I could reschedule to another class and before I could even finish 'Kimberly' cut me off and told me

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I bought a box of wine along with several other wines in May and opened it in June. The wine was oxidized although I had kept in a cool air conditioned place.\r
I brought the wine to their shop and they refused to exchange it. I asked them

3
★★★★★

I bought a box of wine along with several other wines in May and opened it in June. The wine was oxidized although I had kept in a cool air conditioned place.\r
I brought the wine to their shop and they refused to exchange it. I asked them

Pros: Wide selection

Cons: Poor customer service, Terrible online return policy

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I bought a box of wine along with several other wines in May and opened it in June. The wine was oxidized although I had kept in a cool air conditioned place.
I brought the wine to their shop and they refused to exchange it. I asked them why as the return policy allows for store credit and they answered "because we never exchange wine-only hard liquor"!!

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I bought a box of wine along with several other wines in May and opened it in June. The wine was oxidized although I had kept in a cool air conditioned place.
I brought the wine to their shop and they refused to exchange it. I asked them why as the return policy allows for store credit and they answered "because we never exchange wine-only hard liquor"!!

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The ten under ten selection is one of the city's few real bargains. The only bad thing about Astor is that thye won't guarantee a delivery time, and get abraasive if you try to request one, even if you're call way in advance.

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The ten under ten selection is one of the city's few real bargains. The only bad thing about Astor is that thye won't guarantee a delivery time, and get abraasive if you try to request one, even if you're call way in advance.

Pros: Good selection

Cons: Deliivery service expects you to wait around for them; only delivers in Brooklyn after noon, forcing you to alter your plans around them

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Astor actually has a very good selection, and the new location is much more spacious than the old location (tho I miss the feel of the old place!!). They have a substantial single malt selection at reasonable prices (the maccallan 25 is

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Astor actually has a very good selection, and the new location is much more spacious than the old location (tho I miss the feel of the old place!!). They have a substantial single malt selection at reasonable prices (the maccallan 25 is

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I have to agree this is the best wine store ever...they were the only store to carry the "Cork Jet" wine opener I have been calling every store around to find.\r
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And - only $16.99 instead of $32.00. Hurray!

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I have to agree this is the best wine store ever...they were the only store to carry the "Cork Jet" wine opener I have been calling every store around to find.\r
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And - only $16.99 instead of $32.00. Hurray!

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It seems everyone and their brother is opening up a new wine store these days, but I have to say, the new Astor just raised the bar so far above everyone elses heads it's not even funny. Not only do they continue to stock their massive

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It seems everyone and their brother is opening up a new wine store these days, but I have to say, the new Astor just raised the bar so far above everyone elses heads it's not even funny. Not only do they continue to stock their massive

Pros: selection, prices, general ambiance

Cons: further from the 6 train, so I actually have to walk the whole block to get there.

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Man oh man, and I thought the old Astor was great! I'm embarassed at how long it took me to make the trip to the new store - and boy howdy, they've really outdone themselves. The selection of wines is insane. And the stuff in the cool

3
★★★★★

Man oh man, and I thought the old Astor was great! I'm embarassed at how long it took me to make the trip to the new store - and boy howdy, they've really outdone themselves. The selection of wines is insane. And the stuff in the cool

Pros: Selection, service, prices!!

Cons: signs are a little confusing...had to ask for directions!

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I like Astor Wines - granted, I'd got used to the old store where I knew where everything was, but I was in the new place the other day and they still have the same great selection at good prices. I'm not a wine buff by any means, but I do

3
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I like Astor Wines - granted, I'd got used to the old store where I knew where everything was, but I was in the new place the other day and they still have the same great selection at good prices. I'm not a wine buff by any means, but I do

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Jendfrank must have his underwear on too tight because I've found the staff to be knowledgeable, professional and pleasant. Awesome varieties of great wine. If you know what you're looking for, you should be able to find it without

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Jendfrank must have his underwear on too tight because I've found the staff to be knowledgeable, professional and pleasant. Awesome varieties of great wine. If you know what you're looking for, you should be able to find it without

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The new Astor Wines on Lafayette is a great looking store with a decent selection of wines. And that is where the praise ends! The place appears to be organized but, if you take a closer look, the wines are not even in the appropriately

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The new Astor Wines on Lafayette is a great looking store with a decent selection of wines. And that is where the praise ends! The place appears to be organized but, if you take a closer look, the wines are not even in the appropriately

Pros: Selection, Space

Cons: Sales Staff, Organization, Knowledge

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They have a great selection of wins and often have weekend events to try out some new blends. The prices are a little steep but you have to factor in the location and the volume they carry. Go there if your looking to buy a bottle or two, not in bulk.

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They have a great selection of wins and often have weekend events to try out some new blends. The prices are a little steep but you have to factor in the location and the volume they carry. Go there if your looking to buy a bottle or two, not in bulk.

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Astor Wines and Spirits is really a nice Manhattan wine store - the wine selection is really significant in terms of varying regions and prices. The staff is very nice and a good discussion on wines. Overall, I would definitely go there irrelevant of the wine I was in the market for. However, for spirits there are definitely better places - being a Manhattan store I do not believe it has the room, literally, to be all things for everyone in wines and spirits.

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Astor Wines and Spirits is really a nice Manhattan wine store - the wine selection is really significant in terms of varying regions and prices. The staff is very nice and a good discussion on wines. Overall, I would definitely go there irrelevant of the wine I was in the market for. However, for spirits there are definitely better places - being a Manhattan store I do not believe it has the room, literally, to be all things for everyone in wines and spirits.

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This is like the uber store for wine and liquor lovers. Everything is neat and organized, the people are helpful yet you're more than welcome to browse at your own pace. Definately check out the wine tastings!

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This is like the uber store for wine and liquor lovers. Everything is neat and organized, the people are helpful yet you're more than welcome to browse at your own pace. Definately check out the wine tastings!

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The selection at Astor Wines & Spirits is enormous as they have rows of wine. The staff is fairly knowledgeable although not as much so as a few other stores around town. Great place to find odd ball wines and they have a good selection of Kosher wines to.

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The selection at Astor Wines & Spirits is enormous as they have rows of wine. The staff is fairly knowledgeable although not as much so as a few other stores around town. Great place to find odd ball wines and they have a good selection of Kosher wines to.

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Decent very helpful staff. I'm a disgrace on wine connoisseurs but they helped me understand why and what to look... including what kind of wines go good with spicy food, enjoy smooth or more fruity and things that I never thought are

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Decent very helpful staff. I'm a disgrace on wine connoisseurs but they helped me understand why and what to look... including what kind of wines go good with spicy food, enjoy smooth or more fruity and things that I never thought are

Pros: variety, good price, good staff

Cons: no website, crowded, store hours short

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Astor wines has a great selection and the store is always very busy. The prices are decent and they often have wine tastings with very informative sessions.

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Astor wines has a great selection and the store is always very busy. The prices are decent and they often have wine tastings with very informative sessions.

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Every weekend there is a tasting of some sort and I am someone who is still learning about the world of wines. I feel that you can come in and see a few bottles and learn from the staff who are knowledgeable. It prepares you for when you go to larger stores that not only have more selections but less staff that can seriously walk you threw the store.

PROS: The staff works very hard to educate and find you a wine
CONS: Sometimes on the weekends it's packed when you come in the afternoon

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★★★★☆

Every weekend there is a tasting of some sort and I am someone who is still learning about the world of wines. I feel that you can come in and see a few bottles and learn from the staff who are knowledgeable. It prepares you for when you go to larger stores that not only have more selections but less staff that can seriously walk you threw the store.

PROS: The staff works very hard to educate and find you a wine
CONS: Sometimes on the weekends it's packed when you come in the afternoon

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Astor Wines always has weekend tastings of some kind of themed wine - Wines from Greece, or New Pinot Noirs, that sort of thing. Selection is good, though runs a bit more higher end than most liquor stores. Good selections of wine racks, as well

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Astor Wines always has weekend tastings of some kind of themed wine - Wines from Greece, or New Pinot Noirs, that sort of thing. Selection is good, though runs a bit more higher end than most liquor stores. Good selections of wine racks, as well

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Basically I think the best thing going for this store is its location on Astor Place. The store is medium-sized, but the selection is iffy in terms of quality. There are a couple decent finds, but most of the wines are on the lower end of the scale. This store is probably best for wine beginners, people just looking to experiment with different regions and grapes. But for my friend, a wine expert, the selection did not hold much weight by way of the more complex varieties. The staff was very nice, however.

PROS: Nice staff, good location, many bottles.
CONS: Selection was "eh."

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Basically I think the best thing going for this store is its location on Astor Place. The store is medium-sized, but the selection is iffy in terms of quality. There are a couple decent finds, but most of the wines are on the lower end of the scale. This store is probably best for wine beginners, people just looking to experiment with different regions and grapes. But for my friend, a wine expert, the selection did not hold much weight by way of the more complex varieties. The staff was very nice, however.

PROS: Nice staff, good location, many bottles.
CONS: Selection was "eh."

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