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Wine Enthusiast names Sherry-Lehmann
“Retailer of the Year”

On January 24, 2011 at the historic New York Public Library, the 11th annual Wine Star Awards will be presented by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. On this evening, the country’s most notable and recognized leaders in the wine industry will gather in recognition of industry excellence. This year, Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits has been honored with the prestigious Wine Retailer of the Year award.
 
Each year, hundreds of wine industry professionals celebrate the winners of the esteemed awards, considered by many to be the Academy Awards of the wine world. Adam Strum, editor and publisher of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, hosts the evening and presents the awards.  “This year’s Wine Star Awards features 11 categories with 5 nominees each and a Lifetime Achievement Award winner,” stated Adam Strum. “It is our honor and privilege to recognize these regions, companies and individuals for their dedication and passion that has helped to contribute to the continued growth of wine consumption around the world.”
 
Other categories recognized are Winemaker of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, American Winery of the Year, Importer of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Chris Adams and the Sherry-Lehmann team will attend the acceptance ceremony, along with the winners from the other categories.  Marking thirteen years at Sherry-Lehmann, Chris Adams serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.  “We are honored to be named Retailer of the Year,” says Chris. “For 76 years, Sherry-Lehmann has built a name for itself with consistent service, dedication and enthusiasm for providing our customers with the best wines, spirits, events and educational tastings and seminars in the industry.”
 
Celebrating its 76th year of renowned service to wine aficionados around the world, Sherry-Lehmann is a widely accredited name in the wine industry. The retailer has been referred to as the most ‘justly celebrated wine store in the nation’ by Vanity Fair. This recognition as Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Wine Star Awards Retailer of the Year is one of the highest forms of recognition in the wine industry.
Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits has been a participant in iconic New York events including serving as an Official Retail Sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, one of the city’s greatest events, for several years. On November 29, 2010, join us for the 39th Sherry-Lehmann/Kevin Zraly Master Wine Class with Bouchard Pere et Fils, presented by Bouchard Winemaker Philippe Prost. Throughout December, Sherry-Lehmann will host special guests at exclusive in-store events and tastings, including a Billecart-Salmon tasting on Saturday, December 4, 2-4pm, the rare Johnnie Walker Blue Label tasting with engravers on hand to customize your holiday present, a tasting of the 2002 Dom Perignon’s Andy Warhol Collection on Saturday, December 11th, 2pm – 4pm, and a tasting of Louis Roederer Champagne: CRISTAL 2004, Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV & Louis Roederer Rose 2005, on Wednesday, December 15; 2-4 pm.

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Wine Enthusiast: Wine Star Awards

“Embracing innovation while adhering to the basics of great customer service, this renowned retailer manages an impressive inventory of the world’s greatest wines. …”

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Market Watch, November 2010

“Manhattan retailer Sherry-Lehmann continues its storied tradition of dominating fine wine sales in the city and beyond. …”

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Bloomberg

Is the world’s largest fine wine region really just a no-soul place filled with insanely priced luxury products for investment rather than drinking? Well, not exactly.

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Bloomberg Businessweek

Newly rich Brazilians flood Manhattan’s toniest shops

For a firsthand account of how Brazilians are changing New York shopping, talk to Ana Paula Galvani, a Portuguese-speaking saleswoman at the Sherry-Lehmann wine store on Park Avenue. …

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Bloomberg Businessweek

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Examiner.com

Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits, Store Windows and Lincoln Center

Upper East Side wine and spirits purveyor Sherry-Lehmann has been pegged as the Official Retail Sponsor of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and plans to pour rare and special selections for invited guests and VIPs all week long beginning September 9. S-L is also sponsoring a series of events dedicated to the Pope of Pop Art Andy Warhol, when the stores launches the “Andy Warhol Collection by Dom Pérignon” in a series of exclusive backstage VIP events at the AmEx, Mercedes-Benz and IMG lounges.

Did your invite get lost in the mail? Check out the store-front windows at 505 Park Ave and 59th St, which will also pay tribute to the Andy Warhol Collection by Dom Pérignon. You can start buying the limited edition bottles themselves beginning October 1.

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

New York, NY, September 9, 2010 – Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits announced its role as The Official Wine and Spirits Retailer of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and will be pouring exciting champagne selections from their cellars for invited guests and VIPs all week long.

“We are extremely proud to support Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in its inaugural season at Lincoln Center”, said Chris Adams, CEO of Sherry-Lehmann, “and to continue our sponsorship of one of the city’s greatest events. We look forward, once again, to toasting New York City’s taste and style.”

Sherry-Lehmann brings the “Pope of Pop Art” – Andy Warhol, the preeminent American artist of the 20th Century – to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s inaugural season at Lincoln Center when it launches “The Andy Warhol Collection by Dom Pérignon” in a series of exclusive VIP events at the private on-site hospitality lounges.

On September 3rd, Sherry-Lehmann will unveil its store-front windows to the public introducing the “Pope of Pop Art” / Tribute to Andy Warhol by Dom Pérignon. Visit us at 505 Park Avenue at the corner of 59th Street.

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New York Times: Business

I COMMENCED the first blind taste test I’d ever dared to conduct by popping the cork on bottle No. 1. The bubbling liquid spewed out of the neck and drizzled down the sides. Steadying my foam-splattered hand, I surveyed the 27 empty flutes arranged in neat rows on the kitchen table. I filled three of the flutes, and placed them on a slightly tarnished silver tray. Then I hid bottle No. 1 in a cardboard box on the floor, and carried the tray of frothing flutes into the living room. …

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New York Times: Real Estate

SHERRY-LEHMANN INC., one of Manhattan’s best-known wine and spirits shops, recently moved to a new site at 59th Street and Park Avenue after spending 60 years a few blocks away on Madison Avenue. The design brief for the new space was straightforward: improve on an already high level of service but don’t give short shrift to the romance and tradition that customers associate with the products. …

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Beverage Retailer

Iconic wine store, Sherry-Lehmann, has moved to a new location, but that is just the beginning. While known primarily for their dedication to customer service, they now also look forward to building excitement around new wine education programs and events.…

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New York Sun

The chairman of Sherry-Lehmann, Michael Aaron, looked through the long, curving window of his new second-floor office onto a stately expanse of Park Avenue. “I know the inside of every single store here — every corner on Park Avenue I looked at,” Mr. Aaron, the proprietor of what is arguably the swankiest and most famous wine shop in New York, said.…

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New York Times: Dining & Wine, “Food Stuff”

Sherry-Lehmann, a bastion of Bordeaux on Madison Avenue and 61st Street for 59 years, has moved nearby, to Park Avenue. The new location offers a sweeping gold-trimmed show window; inside, there is more space for display.…

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decanter.com

Sherry-Lehmann, perhaps New York’s and America’s most famous wine merchant, has moved from its address since 1948 to a new, bigger midtown location. …

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New York Times: Feature Article, Part 1

“People ask me, more often than any other question by far, where to go to learn about wine. Usually I tell them to go home. No kidding. The best place to learn about wine is at home, particularly if you stop off at a good wine shop on the way.

“What I’m about to propose is a do-it-yourself method that has a lot to offer to just about anybody who loves wine, or wants to learn about it. In fact, if you’ll join in with me, we will take this home wine class together and be the better for it. Let me explain.…”

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New York Times: Feature Article, Part 2

“The first session of the Dining Table Wine School is nearly finished, and I’m about to declare recess. But before we pack up the glasses—‘close up your books, get out of your seat, down the halls and into the street’—I have just a few things to add.

“First, I’ve learned a lot and I’m grateful for everybody’s participation. I’ve offered some final thoughts about this first round in my column in Wednesday’s newspaper.…”

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Zagat: New York City
Gourmet Marketplace 2007

Category: Wines & Liquors Quality Value Service
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“A wine aficionado’s paradise”, this legendary Madison Avenue purveyor, once again the Survey‘s No. 1 store in its category, is lauded for its “deep selection” that while “strongest in high-end Bordeaux” is “comprehensive” in all regions and price points, including nearly 400 options under $10; rest assured, "even if you don’t look rich and want an inexpensive bottle of Beaujolais", the staff will be “helpful”, but if you can’t stop by, or are frustrated that only a “fraction of the bottles are on display”, they “have a great Web site” and catalog, both of which include accessories.

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forbes.com names Sherry-Lehmann
“Best of the Web”

From Madison Avenue in New York City, Sherry-Lehmann has taken its highly regarded selections of wines and made them easily available to everyone, everywhere. Through its Web site, which has been recently redesigned, the retailer providers a large selection of wines and most of them now come with images…

BEST: Special sections such as Our Picks and Featured Products make choosing a wine so much easier. Free delivery in New York State on wine orders over $124.95.

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