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Recommendation Request: Friendly Liquor Dealer with Grappa Knowledge!

akalish | May 26, 200807:38 PM

So I've searched the boards and haven't been able to find quite what I'm looking for so I turn to you, dear acolytes. I figured I'd post on the Manhattan board, but if I'd be better served on the Spirits board, let me know!

I'm searching for a liquor dealer/seller/store (you get the idea, I hope) :) in Manhattan (although I will travel to BK, BX, QNS, Westchester, Northern Jersey, or Southern CT if neccessary) that has really friendly and knowledgable proprietors/clerks. (I know, I know--that's what we're all searching for). :) The problem I'm having is that I have a grappa obsession, but I'm not that experienced or knowledgable, and certainly not rolling in cash. I'm looking to choose my next few bottles but at every store I've been to, it always seems like grappa is the outcast child who no one is interested in! I'll also need some sherry soon, so it'd be a bonus if a good place to go grappa hunting is a good palce to go sherry hunting, but grappa is my more immidiate need. If anyone has any recommendations on grappa-specific publications, I'd love that as well. Wine is so much easier to get information about; I'm dealing with a lot of grappa-related frustration! (Obviously time to go have a glass of grappa...). :) But before that, my final inquiry: does anyone know of any grappa tastings/events coming up? :)

I appreciate any and all your help!

>Rose (a twenty-something girl who, thanks to a grappa obsession, is described by friends as turning into an old Italian man) :D

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