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Rozi's Wine & Liquor House

The Rossen family has been satisfying connoisseurs of fine wines since 1939. Today, three generations welcome customers into a warehouse-sized store with a calendar of events highlighted by Saturday-afternoon wine-tastings. Once a month, they'll fly in vintners from as far away as California or Italy for afternoon lectures. And the $20-a-head wine gala the Rossens host every October draws a standing-room-only crowd to mingle with as many as 40 winemakers. The Rossens carry top-of-the-line Merlots, Chardonnays, and Cabernets that they'll gladly wrap in their specialty gift boxes. In the $66 "Continental Crossing" package, they couple Robert Mondavi's Fume Blanc with Hess Select's Cabernet Sauvignon in a wooden carrier. For $100, the "Touch of Class" basket includes a bottle of Ch‰teau Malmaison Bordeaux, a bottle stopper, and corkscrew. And the $139 "International Sommelier Collection" features six wines from around the world, such as the Leasingham Bin 61 Shiraz from Australia, the Escudo Rojo from Chile, and the Danzante Pinot Grigio from Italy. But they dare you to open up your checkbook for the lone bottle of Brooks Empress port. Vintage 1896, the rare bottle of vino is on sale for a staggering $8,000.

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