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My Top List of NJ Wine Stores

This is a list of my favorite wine stores in New Jersey, they all have great variety, good value and their

own special niches.  I am not rating them in any particular order..except the first one since it has no


The Wine Library, www.winelibrary.comthis is what the true defined Superstore is..it is a two

story office building wine/liquor store located on the Millburn/Springfield border.  Gary Vaynerchuk is a

marketing genius and internet guru.  His www.winelibrarytv.com is one of the most successful video

wine blogs in the country.  The store has a food shop that specializes in cheese of all kinds and a wide

favorite of other goodies.  To a wine lover this store is like a kid in a candy store, if you can’t find your

wine here, then it does not exist or that vintage is sold out.  The staff knows wine and will spend as

much time with you as needed.The cold room upstairs is wine is HUGE, the biggest in the state.  They

have wine tasting on most weekends and Gary throws an charity wine event in the fall at The Manor in

West Orange which is a must go.


Total Wine, www.totalwine.com, they have stores in Union, River Edge, Cherry Hill and West

Orange.  Huge selection of wines, over 8,000, knowledgeable staff, well laid out store.


Bayway Liquors, located on Bayway Ave, off Bayway circle on Route 1/9.  Good selection, especially

some older vintages. Known for their Bayway 100, a select group of wines that they recommend that

are reasonable price wise. Knowledgeable staff if you need any guidance.


Joe Canal’s, they have stores in Lawrenceville, Hammonton, Egg Harbour, Woodbridge, Sickerville and

Cape May.  Huge selection, well laid out stores, have tasting at times.


The Wine Concierge, www.gourmetwc.com, located in sleepy Allenhurst, more of a boutique

wines shop with some smaller wineries not found elsewhere.  Mike Cohen is the owner, and he

knows his stuff, very knowledgeable with wines from France.  They always have wine and food tastings

on the weekends. Great selection of cheeses and some specialty foods.   Has a few times each year

wine dinners with some great vineyard owners.


Glendale Liquors, they have stores located in Kendall Park, Trenton and Mercerville.  A no frills

warehouse type of store, great selection, great prices. The owners are very knowledgeable about


Ocean Wine and Spirits, located on Route 35 South in Ocean Twp.  Big selection, well laid out store

with knowledgeable staff. Usually they have wine tasting on weekends.

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