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Bag & String Wine Merchants
Purveyors of Fine Wine and Spirits

After 15 years in the California wine industry, proprietor, Samuel Whitmore has brought his love and knowledge of wine to Lakewood NY. Prior to moving to New York State, Samuel worked in several aspects of the wine business, from wine production to sales and management. This has allowed Samuel to develop a deep understanding and appreciation of wine, wine grape growing and how the wine-making process impacts the final product. 

In addition to consulting for several small startup wineries, Samuel worked with several well-known wineries, including B.R. Cohn Winery, Franciscan Estates, Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery, Arrowood Vineyards & Winery, Parducci and Paul Dolan Vineyards. Over the years he has cultivated a keen palate and seeks to apply this to his continual hunt for the best wines and values that are available. 

Located in the historic downtown area of Lakewood NY, just blocks from beautiful Chautauqua Lake, Bag & String Wine Merchants is a boutique wine and liquor store with an emphasis on value and unique wines from around the globe. Their primary goals are to provide unparalleled service, wine education and a selection that meets customers' needs and budget. The staff of Wine Specialists strives to meet and exceed customer expectations and are passionate about helping customers explore the enchanting world of wine. 

Come visit Bag & String Wine Merchants - purveyors of fine wine and spirits.