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January 14, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD
Harry Poulakakos has opened a satellite of his famed Harry’s
wine cellar in the new Goldman Sachs building on Murray and West Street in Battery Park City. In addition to rare and expensive wines, they are licensed to sell liquors as well. One novel feature of the store is that it incorporates numerous iPads
which allow the customer to search for wines. (Aside, this concept will be coming to dining soon, as an augmentation to the servers who often disappear and neglect tables). For a full discussion with Harry about his wine collection, please see our video below (3-minute-mark) where he gives us a tour of his home base cellar on Pearl Street.
The New York Times wrote this review of Vintry Fine Wines: “A bottle of reasonably priced red to enjoy with dinner is stock-in-trade at most wine shops, including Vintry Fine Winesin Battery Park City. But this sleek, well-lighted new store, with eye-level displays of about 2,500 bottles, including 85 Champagnes and 24 kosher wines, goes well beyond the everyday.
Its well-curated selection includes more than 75 large bottles,
magnums and up. Among the highlights are a double magnum of 1991 Dominus and a five-liter bottle of 1990 Mayacaymus cabernet sauvignon (third and fourth from left), a double magnum of 1970 Château Mouton-Rothschild (center), and a magnum of 1978 Château Pétrus and one of 1989 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape (far right). Also, a rare magnum of 1981 Château d’Yquem (bottom center). These bottles range from about $1,000 to $7,500.
And those are not the only impressive attractions in the store, which also specializes in California cult wines and French first growths from vintages going back to the 1960s. Some of these, designated Rare Cellar Selections, are from the collection of Harry Poulakakos, who founded the wine-centric restaurant Harry’s Steak, and is a consultant to the store. The shop also carries a small selection of spirits.”
Vintry Fine Wines, 230 Murray Street (West Street), Battery Park City, (212) 240-9553, vintryfinewines.com.