This relatively new wine and spirits store blew me away the first time I visited. A good friend of mine recommended them to me, and I am hard-pressed to shop for wine elsewhere. Blackwell's is accomodating, informed, and specialized for the serious connossieur and the casual enthusiast (nevermind a wonderful selection of hand-picked, unique spirits). Don't expect to see Yellow Tail or any boxed wine inside, but if you are looking for quality wine at inexpensive prices you will be pleased. While primarily a neighborhood store, Blackwell's has a fantastic collection that seems to draw people from all over the bay (my friend who recommended them to me lives in Oakland). If you have not been in, you are missing out on THE diamond in the rough. I expect big things from Gary and Dita (owners), and their wonderful staff, for the future. Blackwell's is what a wine store is supposed to be.