At Beaver Creek Fine Wines, selecting the perfect pour is an activity in itself. Take manager Jack Vesey, for instance. An oenophile with a capital "O," who spends off-seasons touring vineyards in France and Spain, Vesey is in constant motion, meticulously adjusting, dusting and otherwise arranging the shop's 8,000-plus bottle stock just so. As a result, customers, both locals and savvy visitors, tend to linger amid the custom-made maple racks, collecting vintages from France, California, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, as well as from Vesey's collection of hand-picked "rarities." The shop also carries more than 35 champagnes and sparklers. Beyond that, you'll find all manner of liqueurs, spirits and international beers. With no detail left to chance, a selection of Riedel stemware ensures sipping satisfaction.
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