Just wanted to plug this great little wine shop called Big Nose Full Body - in the Slope - it's on 7th Ave. between 11th - 12th. It's a terrific place - friendly, with exquisite taste in their limited selection - they sell no distilled spirits, and they are enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and generous with their time. They also have frequent tastings, which are fun and plentiful, and usually involve compatible snacks. I encourage you to check it out.
I went in the other day and bought a bottle of Elderberry Wine...it's sweet and delicious and unusual. 10 points to anybody (besides Erica Marcus) who knows why I felt compelled to buy this thing.