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Cocktails & Spirits

Buying and tasting grappa or a good eau de vie in NYC

corgette | Nov 5, 200805:11 PM    

Hi all. I'm looking for somewhere in the city (Manhattan or the boroughs) where I can talk to someone knowledgeable about grappas or some really cool eau de vie. It could either be a bar that had a nice selection and someone willing to geek-out about what they know, or a really great wine shop that could reliably recommend a good bottle.

I tried Astor wines, and they were beyond useless, which was disappointing (and thanks, hostile management for dealing so well with that!). I'd be sad to think there wasn't some little bastion of nerdy glee about these things around here somewhere. The city has come through for me in other food/drink quests, so I have high hopes for this new adventure.

Thanks for any tips!

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