I'm actually trying to remember what wine shopping was like before I ventured into September. I had tried Discovery Wines, but it was often weirdly tense in there, with a lot of staff turnover and increasingly rising prices. I shopped at faraway Warehouse Wines, but--as advertised--it looked and felt like a warehouse. And their delivery policy was somewhat restrictive: next day delivery at any time within a wide-ranging, multi-hour block, so I'd be resentfully stuck at home. I also tried the shop on Clinton Street, but they have very few wines at the bottom of the price range, and when I did find something suitable for my budget, for one reason or another, it took a long time to pay--their computer system was always cranky or confusing to the ever-changing salespeople, and the service at my price level was utterly indifferent.
Pros: Informed friendly staff
Cons: Can't think of any