A Wino’s Guide to NYC (Gothamist)

In a city that specializes in specialties, New York is a playground for those who love wine. Whether it’s an unknown Turkish wine you crave or a spicy Tinto Fino from the Ribera del Duero, we have it all. But in a place where your options are endless, the biggest challenge is selecting where to go. The good news is New York also happens to be the city that never sleeps. So with a desire for great unique wines and a few free nights, Gothamist sets out to find the best spots to bring a date, entertain some friends or just throw back a glass or two.

Best wines by the Glass: The Modern, 9 W 53rd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave)
It’s often the case that when you are ordering wine by the glass you have to give up selection and quality. At The Modern, located inside MoMA, you sacrifice nothing. The wines by the glass options are constantly changing – offering excellent, top quality wines. The cost per glass may be a little higher than the average, but then again where else could you try a FX Pichler, Gruner Veltliner for $18? We can’t wait to see what they’ll have next.

Great selection of Italian Wines: ‘inoteca, 98 Rivington St
The great thing (ok, one of the great things) about Italian wines is you never get bored of them. The diversity in flavors and aromas from village to village – has something to satisfy just about anybody’s palette. ‘inoteca, captures all the flavors of Italy in an extensive wine list that covers every region. Come hungry though, because their extraordinary tapas and sliced Italian meats are the perfect accompaniment to the vino.