Even if you don’t know your chardonnay from your chenin blanc, you can still easily pick up a decently priced bottle from the 3,000-strong vino collection at this brick-lined oenophile’s paradise. If you’re still unsure about which merlot you like best, the Vault holds free tastings—usually on Fridays and Saturdays. What’s more, it rents out storage space in its cellar for folks in studio apartments.
Chelsea Wine Vault
|Venue name:||Chelsea Wine Vault||Contact:|
75 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||between 15th and 16th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun noon–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave.|