Sag Harbor Liquor Store: 52 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 …. Take a look at the prices on this one. I realize this quaint store is based in the center of Sag Harbor riches, where most houses are second homes of Wall Street elite or primary residences of independently wealthy people who probably don’t even check prices… but these are insane. $185 for Weller 107? That’s a $30-35 bottle and it isn’t even a store pick. I find that one the most offensive, the $245 for Weller 12 750ml doesn’t even bother me as much, even though its 2x secondary. How about $1,600 for Michter’s 20, no not the one from a few years ago that was probably SW juice, this year’s release. I know that’s the bottle in the background in Billions, but seriously guys. There are so many more, but I had to leave the store before I got really angry. Anyway, this store is one to steer clear of, don’t even get tempted.
Murray Hill NYC: Winfield-Llynn Ltd Wine & Spirits: 558 3rd Ave @ 37th st: COMPLETELY obnoxious… on the top shelf they have a bunch of bottles that we are all searching for, but are charging close to double secondary values. When I asked if they are negotiable, the guy basically laughed at me. What a joker. Ignore this store…
JL Wine & Liquors: 60 East 34th Street. If you want bad service, lack of knowledge, and a Parkers Heritage 11 for $499.99, then this is the store for you!
Beekman Liquor 500 Lexington Ave: besides horrible service, obnoxious people, you can get a 2017 BTAC George T Stagg there for $699! Just the worst… avoid like the plague!
Madison Square Grapes: 342 7th Ave & 29th st. You gotta see these photos to believe it… the funny thing is some of the prices aren’t insane, but some just make no sense at all. Micthers 10 for $239.99, while EC18 is only $10 more? Stagg Jr for $119.99 and Forged Oak for $189.99? It almost makes their Seasoned Wood for $399.99 look like a bargain?