I finally made a trip to Warehouse Wine & Spirits at 735 Broadway, between Waverly Pl & Astor Pl. I walked by this place many times, after hours, and always wanted to check it out. It also came highly recommended from some of my fellow wine drinking friends. I am glad I stopped in.
First of all, I want to be honest and say that I know very little about wine. I just know that I generally like drinking red, and usually opt for a Pinot Noir. Today, I walked in to Warehouse Wine & Spirits, overwhelmed by the selection, and I started to browse the aisles and look for something familiar. I spotted a bottle of cheap Pinot that I have had before, and noted the price was a couple dollars less than my usual wine store in Bushwick. I grabbed it, and was honestly content, until a Warehouse associate came by, asking if I needed any help. I said I was just looking around, but he saw my selection, and decided I did in fact need help.
The associate explained that a decent Pinot Noir should be at least around $20, and that I would be better off with a Merlot from the same manufacturer, or consider some low end Italian varieties. Intrigued, and slightly embarrassed, I asked to see the Italian wines. He escorted me over to the Italian wall and pointed out two wines that he thought I would enjoy. One was a four grape blend called “Fourplay” and another red called “Pinocchio.” He told me what kind of tannins and notes and body they had, which of course does not mean much to me. I was happy with the price tags, $5.99 and $7.99, respectively, and decided it would be worth trying both.
So here I am, about one glass in with the “Fourplay,” and I am happy. Here is to cheap, decent wine available at Warehouse Wine & Spirits!