I started my trip to the Chambers Street Wines store which is located at 148 Chambers Street. When I walked into the store, it was pretty shiny by my first impression. I could see each bottle of wine was twinkling in front of my eyes, and it caught all my attention. I was greeted by the employees as soon as I walked into the store. I told them the purpose of why I came there and asked them if I had the permission to take photographs in the store. They kindly said yes and let me ask them if I had any questions.The store was surrounded by different types of wines. The categories were classified by different countries and regions, and each category of wine had a map indicating its location which told me what country and region the wine was from. I found out that was a good way to let the customers know about where each of the wines was from by looking at the map. When I was looking for the shelf talker, I found out there were only a few shelf talkers for some particular wines. For the other wines, it only had the name, region and the price on the label, and there were not many descriptions. However, if you ask the staff, they are all knowledgeable to tell you about each of the wines. Because this was my first time coming to a wine retail store, many things were not familiar to me. Also,a lot of wines were placed around the corner with no labels. I think it was because they didn’t have enough space for stocking the wines. It could be one of the weaknesses of the store. I asked one of the employees for a red wine which was from Spain. He immediately recommended the Torremilanos 16 for me, which is the most popular one in the store. The price was relatively cheap which many people could afford. He also helped me to find the wines which I needed for photographs. He patiently described them for me. After all, with all my appreciation, I brought a bottle of wine which was Weingut Knauss “Pur” Wurttemberg Trollinger 2017 from the store. It tasted very fruity, and the price was kind of low.
Overall, I think this wine retail store was very interesting. The staff were all well educated and knowledgeable. They answered every question that I asked. Also, they made many wine suggestions for me, depending on my taste. I would visit it again if I have another chance.