From rare French vintages to hip rosés, New Yorkers know a thing or two about how to enjoy a good glass of vino. And those who call The Kent home are nestled in something of a sommelier’s paradise. There are numerous high-end wine shops within easy walking distance of these Upper East Side residences where connoisseurs can secure their favorite varieties while exploring tantalizing new options. Read on for The Kent’s guide to the best spots for finding great wines on the Upper East Side.
Wine lovers with a nostalgic bent will love Vinyl Wine on Lexington Avenue, the intimate shop that brings the classic vibe and philosophy of a corner record store to wine. The shop’s hand-selected offerings include pithy yet informative descriptions, and the staff is always on hand to guide customers toward new favorites. The store also hosts weekly tastings on Thursdays and delivers to addresses on the UES for free.
Residents of The Kent who are wine aficionados or lovers of fine spirits will want to check out Eastside Cellars on First Avenue. This shop’s comprehensive offerings are focused on “handcrafted wines and spirits that are produced in limited quantities with a special focus on wines that reflect their place of origin and embrace organic or sustainable ecological practices.” You will find the small shop filled to the brim with obscure varietals and bottles from local distilleries. Customers seeking exciting new beverages should stop by on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m. for tastings featuring the store’s recent acquisitions. And keep an eye out for their forthcoming Wine Club!
Located on Third Avenue, Mister Wright Fine Wines & Spirits is the largest store on this list. Blending the sophistication of a curated bottle shop with the selection of a larger liquor retailer, Mister Wright has been providing the Upper East Side with their beverages of choice since 1976, making it something of an institution. The shop specializes in sake, stocking nearly 100 different varieties produced in both Japan and the United States. Best of all, Mister Wright offers free delivery, saving Upper East Siders the unpleasant task of hauling a box of booze up Third Avenue.
Once the bottles have been procured, there’s no better place in the city to enjoy a glass of wine than the luxury homes at The Kent, where spacious great rooms look out over the historic neighborhood, and eat-in kitchens provide the perfect spot for a cozy retreat. Start the journey to your new life at The Kent today. Head over to the building’s website to see all that these Upper East Side condominiums have to offer!