work at crush

Crush is always looking for bright, motivated and hard-working people who love wine, to help our continued expansion as one of the leading wine & spirits merchants in the United States.

Founded by Wine Spectator multiple-Grand Award winning restaurateur Drew Nieporent and Robert Schagrin, we pride ourselves on offering the most extensive selection of high-quality, competitively priced wine and spirits from around the world.

The Crush motto "The Truth is in the Bottle," extends from the store's 73 ft. long illuminated wall of wine containing 4000 bottles for everyday drinking to "the Cube," NYC's largest retail temperature controlled room of rare fine wine.

We sell wine on our sales floor, over the phone, and via several online channels. We are rapidly expanding and our work environment is fast-paced and challenging. Our home base is in Midtown Manhattan, on 57th St. in New York City.

Crush was the recipient of Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Wine Shop in America in 2005, and collected a "Best of New York" award from New York Magazine. Our selections are regularly cited in local papers like the New York Times and New York Sun, and featured in national publications like Oprah Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Wine Spectator, TimeOut New York, and Crain's NY.

To apply for a job at Crush, please submit a resume and cover letter to

Crush considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status.

Current Openings

Sales Associate
The Sales Associate position is ideal for a self-motivated person with a strong wine background who's looking for an opportunity to deepen their wine knowledge in an exciting, fast-paced retail environment. You'll be on the front line of customer service, providing a tailored experience for our customers and cultivating lasting relationships with our clientele across multiple platforms. The abilities to multi-task and thrive in a demanding environment are essential.

What you'll do:

  • Engage with customers, cultivate new accounts & strengthen existing relationships
  • Deliver top-notch, personalized service over multiple channels
  • Communicate Crush's mission & dispense expert advice
  • Assist in order fulfillment and inventory management
  • Taste frequently & strengthen your expertise

Who you are:

  • Strong background in wine is a must; retail experience is preferred
  • Positive, friendly, personable and a team player
  • Hard-working & self-motivated, with the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Responsible and a clear communicator
  • Organized and detail-oriented, with strong written and computer skills
  • Able to work on a flexible schedule, including weekends & holidays

Must be available to work weekends.  

Cashier & Customer Service 
In the Cashier & Customer Service position, you will have an immediate and direct impact on the success of Crush Wine & Spirits through customer interactions in person, over the phone and online.

What you’ll do:

  • Greet & serve customers at the register, answer phones
  • Deliver top-notch customer service across multiple channels
  • Support the sales & admin departments as necessary
  • Enjoy generous wine discounts & frequent staff wine tasting

Who you are:

  • Into wine and eager to sharpen your palate through tasting and constant learning
  • A strong communicator with solid computer skills
  • Personable, flexible, productive & detail-oriented
  • Smart & organized; ready to thrive in a fast-paced retail environment

Must be available to work weekends.

To apply for a job, please submit a resume and cover letter to