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Wine shop owner offers ‘user-friendly,’ affordable shopping experience in Ridgewood

Debbie Jones inside of her shop, Ellen’s Wines & Spirits. (Photo courtesy of Benvenuti Public Relations)

Dec. 29, 2022 By Elijah Hamilton

When one enters Ellen’s Wines & Spirits, it’s easy to feel a sense of ease that few wine shops offer. That is the atmosphere that head sommelier and owner of the Ellen Wines and Spirits, Debbie Jones, is bringing to the table with her new winery.

Located at 50-05 Metropolitan Ave., Ellen’s Wines and Spirits has been open for more than a month and has already set itself apart from other wineries.

According to Jones, it was important for her shop to be less “intimidating” compared to other establishments. Her experience shopping for wine at other places led her to that line of thinking.

“Sometimes, when you walk into a wine shop, it can be very intimidating,” Jones told QNS.”When I was choosing wines to study for my certification, it was definitely overwhelming. This is why I set up Ellen’s to be so user-friendly.”

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