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Astor’s top 10 best-selling wines

by admin / 2018-09-17 07:50 Click: A fixture of New York’s East Village since 1946, Astor Wines & Spirits was recently declared the city’s “best wine and liquor store 2014” by the Village Voice.
  Astor’s top 10 best-selling wines

Lorena Ascencios – buyer at Astor Wine & Spirits

“We’re in downtown Manhattan, in the East Village, and have over 3,000 wines,” explained buyer Lorena Ascencios. The store majors on the Old World, particularly France and Italy where there’s a strong bias towards Piedmont. While nothing from the New World made the top ten fine wines (over US$40), she said: “we do have a great representation of the smaller, newer guard of Californian winemakers.”

No fewer than four Champagnes made the list which was no surprise to Ascencios. “Our philosophy is pro smaller growers, and we carry about 160 Champagnes, of which probably 120 are grower Champagnes.” Just missing the top ten, was Château Le Moulin 2004 from Pomerol. “There’s definitely interest in Bordeaux,” she said, “especially from our younger clientele, who may have a New World palate and want something rich from France.”

Overall trade is described as “quite strong” with sales growing year on year since 2008. “New York is kind of in its own world economically. It’s a moneyed city, for better or worse,” said Ascencios. Check out the store’s number one fine wine, and you’ll see what she means.

  Astor’s top 10 best-selling wines

Click through to see Astor Wines & Spirits best-selling wines (over US$40) from 1st September – 20th November… 

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