About

Bag & String Wine Merchants
Purveyors of Fine Wine & 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 with his wife, Metivia, and son, Ari, 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 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 Whitmore has developed a keen palate and seeks to apply this to the continued hunt for the best wines and values throughout the world. 

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. The primary goals are – provide unparalleled service, wine education and a selection that meets our customers’ needs and budget. Bag & String Wine Merchants – purveyors of fine wine and spirits.  Find us at http://www.bagandstringwine.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bag-String-Wine-Merchants/187876587921461

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