The Absolute Best Wine Shops in New York
“...ends up costing five bucks less than you’ll find it for anywhere else.”
— Grub Street, 2018

#31 of “America’s 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences”
“This store’s enormous location at the northern edge of Manhattan allows owner Peter Yi to stock the city’s best wine deals and finest Spanish inventory.”
— Food and Wine, October 2006

“Best of the Web”
“New York City-based PJ Wine excels in pricing mid-range wines below just about any place else…”

27 (Quality) 27 (Variety) 21 (Service) Inexpensive (Cost)
“…this Washington Heights ‘supermarket of wine’ and spirits has ‘consistently cheap prices’ on a ‘huge selection’ of bottles (4,000 labels, 600 from Spain alone); in addition, it’s an ‘excellent place to buy Bordeaux futures’, and their ‘Web site, newsletter’, catalogue,... and free delivery (for orders above $100) in Manhattan make it far more accessible than its location would suggest.”
—ZAGAT Survey 2007 NYC Gourmet Marketplace

Listed as one of “The 50 Best Wine Stores in America”
—GQ, 2004 Wine Guide

“...we asked three top retailers — Astor Wines & Spirits, Garnet Wines & Liquor, and PJ Wine — to choose their favorite white, red, or rose wines selling for around $8 a bottle and under... The top-ranking white and red in our [blind] tasting were both choices from PJ Wine.”
—Daily News, “Bottles on a Budget” By Mary Ewing Mulligan, Master of Wine

On the recommended merchant list.
—Wine for Dummies, By Ed McCarthy, Certified Wine Educator, and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Master of Wine

“ of the best wine stores in New York—and one of the best sources in the country for Spanish wines.”
—The Rosengarten Report, By David Rosengarten

“Sometimes you can learn just how serious a wine merchant is not by what he wants to sell you but by what he hesitates to ring up.”
—New York Sun, “A Wine Shop You Can Trust” By Peter Hellman, On PJ Wine

“Aggressive prices are getting customers inside PJ’s doors, good service is what retains them.”
“PJ’s has arguably the best selection around.”
—Market Watch

“...boasts nearly 14,000 square feet of space that is brimming with more than 4000 varieties of international wines and liquors.”
“Customers will find something to meet every taste and budget.”
—Daily News

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