Testimonials - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
(732) 449-5525



'Thank you for the diligence in contacting me. You are my favorite online shop and I look forward to future purchases. I’ve been eyeing your Leoville-Poyferre!'

Bill C. MA

'This is my go-to spot whenever I have a work function or a large party that I need to buy various types of wine for. They always know what to recommend and I’m never disappointed in what we end up with. They always work within my budget too which is awesome! If I’m looking for several cases of wine and several cases of beer or just a six pack of cider they always have just the right thing.'

Christine W.

'Have been buying wine for 20+ years, relying mainly on The Bottle Shop as my trusted guide. From helping me build two cellars of the top French , Italian and US wines, to finding interesting value reds and whites, to exploring craft liquors and beers, or mixing wine with complementary cheeses, this is the premier wine and liquor shop on the east coast, and I have dealt with many of them from Florida, to Manhattan, to Boston. The Murray family and their staff are first class- always helpful, knowledgable, and competitively priced, with a deep inventory and access to most anything!'

Steve O. 

'Best wine shop in New Jersey with outstanding range and selection. Rivals any wine merchant in the country. A must-go!'

Armins R. 

New Jersey

'I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your excellent recommendations for my wine and cheese tasting. The cheeses were perfect complements for all of the wines-as were the delicious charcuterie. You made it so easy - thanks so much and look forward to doing it again soon!!!

Complete Home run!!'

Gabriela G.

Sea Girt

'The Bottle Shop is a true gem of a wine shop. Everything you always hope for in a wine shop but so seldom find. Tom and Cynthia are very helpful and best of all have tasted everything in the shop so their comments and recommendations make choosing wine so much easier. And the inventory is truly impressive as they have it all from the very best to the very reasonable and everything in between!'

Peter L.

Rumson, NJ

'La Confession 2007 is unbelievably amazing and I feel guilty getting it at such a great price!!! :)  Thank you!!!!  You guys rule!'

Greg C.

Madison, NJ

'Thank you for your great service and selection. The cases have arrived safely and I have had a chance to try the Golden Slope Chardonnay - very pleasing! My wine cellar is almost done and by June will have shelves for more wine. I hope sometime my husband and I can visit in person!'

Connie M.

Cincinnati, OH

'You're the best, Cynthia! I truly loved your recommendations and will continue to do business with you:) We will celebrate in your honor!!!!'

Jane C.

1st Time Client in GA celebrating the Kentucky Derby

'I wanted to thank you for the insights and kindness on our first visit to the Bottle Shop! It was well worth the long drive to see your collection and get to meet you guys. We received such wonderful service from Thomas he was very knowledgeable on your 2009/2010 Bordeaux, which we are looking to add to our cellar. I am sure you will be seeing us soon enough and we're very much looking forward to receiving your email offers.'

Sean D.


'When we're down in Florida, there's no shop like the Bottle Shop! And there's no YOU, Cynthia! Anywhere!'

Valerie T.

Oldsmar, FL / Spring Lake, NJ

'You've never failed us yet!'

Lilly L.

Belmar, NJ

'You were, are, and remain a rock star!'

Hal H.

PA by way of Avon-by-the-Sea

'This wine was a GAME-CHANGER in my marriage! Thanks for the recommendation to try Francois Baur organic Pinot Noir from Alsace.


Spring Lake Heights, NJ

'Definitely try the Bottle Shop's Staff Recommendations --- delightful wines...reasonably priced. I haven't been disappointed yet. The shop is beautiful and located in charming Spring Lake only a few blocks from the beach. If you have a chance, enjoy the local BYOB restaurants while you are in town, and try one of your new purchases.'

Peter L.

Rumson, NJ

'I am getting to know your family but you already come across as a class act!'

Fred H.

Freehold, NJ

and months later, Fred H. wrote:

You are an absolute joy with whom to explore and expand a truly-lovely retail relationship!! Put simply, YOU ... and The Bottle Shop operated for so many a year by your wonderful family ... in marginal but material ways - add notable pleasure to many-a-day! Thank you!!

Fred H.

Freehold, NJ 

'Just wanted to thank you for the outstanding wine recommendations for our party. They were incredibly well received and I personally enjoyed them all!!! Almost done working my way through the burgundies you selected for me too. Can't wait to come back to the shop and talk about them!' 

Carrie M.

Marlboro, NJ 

'Cynthia, You are a Star in the Sky!'

Simone Santini : Winemaker

Tuscany, Italy