From Our Editors
If you prefer your wine free of long histories, complicated chemistries and up-turned noses, Trader Joe’s happily invites you to browse the aisles of their Wine Shop, conveniently attached to the main Trader Joe’s store in Gramercy Park. You’ll find both new and old world bottles on offer, each conveniently laid out by country and region, and many bottles fall below the $10 price point. That means fuss-free, approachable wines that are perfect for young oenophiles, or for grabbing quickly while doing a bit of shopping next door. Colorful and cartoonish notecards and encouraging signs like “Our Product Rocks!” add a goofy, yet down-to-earth vibe to the store, and the cheerful staff is always willing to point you in the right direction, though their overall wine experience may not match up to the most stringent wine stores in New York City.