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~Terry Robards Wines & Spirits ~ 2047 Saranac Avenue~

~Lake Placid, NY~

~Our History~

        In 1988, Terry Robards –  former NY Times wine columnist and author of the NY Times Book of Wine – opened a retail shop on Main Street in Lake Placid, NY.  After the store was well established, Robards resumed writing for several publications including the Robards Report – Wine Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Where NY,  Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.  Throughout the 1990s he continued to travel and write about wine, often acting as a judge at wine competitions or as a guest expert at special events.  Eventually he settled into the position of senior managing editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine – spending three days a week in the Adirondacks and four days a week in Westchester County, NY.

           In 2005, Terry married his wife Julie ( an antique dealer, journalist and book author)  in Beaune, France.  Together they traveled and tasted extensively for the next five years as Julie learned about wine.  In 2011, Julie’s son Tim returned to the Adirondacks and became store manager and social media wiz.  In early 2012, the store was moved from the old Main Street location to a spacious new building on Saranac Avenue in the Placid Pond plaza.  Terry Robards was inducted into the Wine Media Guild – Wine Writer’s Hall of Fame in NYC in the spring of 2012.   Today Julie teaches a Basics of Wine – Wine School and acts as Wine Advisor for the business.  Tim is general manager and Terry has confidently retired from day to day activity at the store.

~Our Selection~

  • Old World Wines – France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria & Germany
  • New World Wines – America, Argentina, Chili, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia
  • Sustainably Grown, Biodynamic and Organic Wines
  • Locally Made Craft Spirits – The Best of the Adirondacks.
  • Small Batch Craft Bourbon
  • Blended and Single Malt Scotch
  • Standard Selection of Canadian and American Whiskey
  • Artisan Flavored Vodka and Botanical Gin
  • Herbal,Fruit and Cream Liqueurs
  • Rum and Tequila


~Free Daily Wine Tastings~

~Dog Friendly~


Terry Robards Wines & Spirits Supports the Local Community;

Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid Sinfonietta, Creative Healing Connections

and the Joshua Fund Dog Rescue.