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n 1959, Stan Borow purchased the cramped, little, one-aisle Northside Liquor store in Ithaca, New York.

Today, thanks in large part to Stan’s vision, creativity, and retail ingenuity, Northside is now home to 11,500 square feet of retail showroom, stocking over 6,000 brands and the world’s greatest selection of Finger Lakes wine.

2012: Voted “Best Place to Buy Wine”—The Ithaca Times

2006: www.northsidewine.com: “A thoughtful site for shoppers with a fast and easy browse function.”—The Wall Street Journal.online

2005: Voted “Best Place to Buy Wine”—The Ithaca Times

2004: Honored as one of the “50 Best Wine Stores in America” by Gentlemen’s Quarterly.

Stan Borow, 1937 - 1997
2003: “To buy wine, look no further than Northside…[a] store with a jaw-dropping selection of local, New World and European wines.”—Wine Access

1997: “A good source for Finger Lakes wines is Northside Wine & Spirits in Ithaca, New York.”—Wine Enthusiast Magazine

1996: First-ever winner of the “Retailer Award” as voted by the members of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation.

1992: Voted “Top 10” wine and spirits merchant in America by Market Watch magazine.
Map to Northside Wine and Spirits