Blue-chip wine collectors rejoice! Sherry-Lehmann Wines and Spirits, Manhattan's most august booze shop, has finally reopened at its new location on Park and 59th. The first day of business was Aug. 28 and it was a soft opening indeed. Barely any trumpets were sounded. The outfit had planned to open in late August all along, but, based on the progress of the construction at the Park Avenue spot, observers were understandably doubtful.
The new shop is a lot like the old one, with the same short of shelving and many of the fusty old wine antiques hanging from the ceiling. At the same time, the vibe is more sleek and polished; more Wall Street parvenu than Upper East Side aristocracy. Business was brisk the day I stopped by. It's a great location, it can't be denied, just a block from the Lexington line.
So, if you're in desperate need of an imperial of Chateau d'Yquem, don't panic. Your source is alive and well.