Our concept

Selective and attentive

Lake Side Emotions is a new type of wine boutique located in Stony Brook, Long Island. We were founded to defy convention, and set a new standard of customer satisfaction, in an industry rife with normalized views, and self-reinforcing marketing feedback loops. As a matter of fact, our boutique is a refreshing change for people seeking wines they can truly enjoy. You will simply not find your average liquor & wine store here.

Serving customers with good wines is our highest priority. As a fine wine merchant, our customers appreciate our down-to-earth approach. Our wines are only selected for their specific taste profiles, across a wide range of price points, for anyone’s drinking enjoyment. We value the fact that each wine region brings its own characteristics (its terroirs), and show a lot of respect for the particular ways producers bring them to life, through tradition and innovation.

We hunt and stock the finest vintages, some of which can be truly rare and hard to obtain. Lake Side Emotions wine boutique caters to the needs of the adventurous purist, trusting of their own discerning palate, more than ratings and reviews.

Our selection of 1500 labels reflects it all. From great value to superstar, from overlooked regions to in-demand ones, our focus is always on identifying the best productions and acting as a guiding light through our customer’s journey. These include:

  • One of the widest selections of biodynamic, organic and natural wines on Long Island.
  • A showcase of Pinot Noir, Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Grower Champagne.
  • While wine is our passion, we also curate a selection of fine spirits: Armagnac, Cognac, Eaux de Vie, Bourbon, Sake and much more.

About Christophe

A lot of people ask: “How did you end up in Stony Brook?”
His answer: “Life.”

Christophe has been in the food and wine industries forever. Born in France to a butcher father, he attended one of the most prestigious hospitalities/culinary schools of France at the time – “Thonon-Les-Bains.”

He worked in France, Switzerland, England, and St. Barts, and arrived in the United States in 1992 to open the first “Daniel” Boulud Restaurant. He would then work for Claude Troisgros and La Cote Basque before opening several successful restaurants of his own.

After selling these, he started as a wine sales consultant, bringing his knowledge, service, and years of experience to the wine industry, followed by importing his own selected wines for distribution to the New York restaurant market.

Also, being in the field every day, he knew that he could create a wine boutique unlike any other – THE wine boutique!
Lake Side Emotions is operated not on the basis of wine trends and reviews, but on excellence. With a combination of great wines and Christophe’s many years of service perfection, he is able to provide the “Lake Side Emotions” patrons with a really distinctive experience.

Christophe is more like a Wine Concierge: accommodating your every request, and bringing you wines centered on the satisfaction of your very own taste.


  • We will be more than pleased to support your acquisition and resale process, as you build up your wine cellar collection.
  • We can also be consulted to help you design your ideal wine list.

National Influence

  • All our wines are in stock and ready to ship. 
  • We offer delivery and shipping to all US states except:
    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Delaware
    • Kentucky
    • Massachusetts
    • Mississippi
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Dakota
    • Utah
Indoor photo of Christophe Lhopitault, owner of Lake Side Emotions Wine Boutique, wearing a dark red apron, standing by a wooden barril on top of which bottles of red wine are presented to the customer.