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About Us

Best Wine Purveyors is a unique and distinctive retail wine store.

 

Every product we offer has been hand-selected. We taste countless wines each year in order to identify the very best from each region, varietal and price point. We taste the bad wines so you don't have to! We are not about the most wine...just the best wine.

 

 

First-time guests immediately comment on how the store doesn't look or feel like other wine stores.

 

We offer an unparalleled, attentive customer service experience in an inviting club or drawing room-like setting. The store is elegant and spacious with a relaxed atmosphere. We are here to help you.

 

 

We are focused on educating you, our customer. We wish to not only meet your needs but also expand your taste awareness and wine knowledge.

 

You can sample eight wines for free each and every day at our Tasting Bar. We also present weekly educational wine seminars to further develop your wine knowledge (see our Events page).

 

 

We are passionate, knowledgeable industry professionals, with decades of wine and food experience, and have earned certificates from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. 

 

We offer our customers a combined seventy-five plus years of wine and food knowledge. Let us change the way you experience and buy wine!

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

Super nice store. Super knowledgable folks. Always eager to help and will take as much time as you need to find exactly what you're looking for. Employee suggestions are always spot on because they not only listen, but get to know their customers on a first name basis... I couldn't be happier with Best Wine Purveyors and always look forward to my next visit.   - James G., Thornwood

 

 

The owner, Thierry, and his staff are both approachable and very knowledgeable. Thierry is able to tell you all about any particular wine but in a down-to-earth way that anyone can relate to. They carry wines from all regions and at a range of prices and are always willing to point out the wines they think are an exceptional value. Also, the free tastings on Friday nights are always superb.  Definitely check this place out both if you're a seasoned oenophile or if you're new to drinking wine and want to learn more!   - Karen C., White Plains

Thierry Pradines, Proprietor

 

Born and raised in Fronton, France, a small Southwest village and wine appellation north of Toulouse, where wine has been made since the thirteenth century, Thierry has been surrounded by wine professionals his entire life. As his family owns vineyards and makes wine, Thierry's knowledge comes from hands-on involvement in every aspect of the process. He furthered his wine expertise by earning certification from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust - the most highly respected wine education program in the world.

 

Previously the founding Director of Wine and Spirits for Restaurant Associates Thierry created and managed this successful national wine and spirits program for 90 concurrent retail, catering and contract food service accounts from Miami to Toronto. A dynamic wine evangelist and leader of operational growth his services were highly sought after by other Restaurant Associates divisions, sister companies within the Compass Group, N.A.D, as well as by corporate clients for their own business and private events. Thierry was regularly engaged by executives and CEOs for personal sommelier and cellar services. He managed the wine cellar for three consecutive Deans of Harvard University's Business School. A taste leader and trend forecaster Thierry has been a wine competition judge; seminar panelist at industry events; frequently quoted source for industry journalists; fundraising auction item; and contributing expert for NBC News.

 

Thierry has designed and taught numerous wine education classes for corporate management and executives, restaurant industry professionals, and clients of major cultural institutions throughout the East Coast. He regularly conducts private tastings and is a wine consultant for Fortune 500 companies. Thierry enjoys sharing his knowledge of and passion for wine and seeks to motivate others to expand their wine interests.

 

 

OUR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

Best Wine Purveyors has also been an active participant in support of many charity and community organizations including:

 

The American Cancer Society

ARC Stage

The Clear View School

Croton-Harmon Education Foundation (CHEF)

Demetri's Help

Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD)

Girl Scouts - Heart of Hudson

The Harvey School

Hillside Food Outreach

Junior League of North Westchester

Kennedy Catholic High School

The Mount Pleasant Education Foundation

Pleasantville Children's Center

Pleasantville Community Television (PCTV)

Pleasantville Fund for Learning

Pleasantville International Association

Pleasantville PTA

Rosenthal JCC

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Team Fox for Parkinson's Research