|Fully stocked shelves at De Wine Spot|
Friday, while enjoying a cookie plate and prosecco at Lure (do stop by and try pastry chef Katie McAlllister's updated cookie plate with a new pecan shortbread cookie), I read on my Facebook mobile feed:
de wine spot wine tasting tonite • seven 2 nine • we ♥ pinot noirI decided to stop by.
HOPPING on a Canarsie bound L train, I got off at Lorimer Street and walked the short walk south to 428 Lorimer. I was instantly wowed by De Wine Spot's fully replenished shelves. Among them I noticed: Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Fernet Branca, Campari, Absolut Brooklyn, a handful of top shelf whiskies and bourbons (including a locally distilled whiskey) and of course, plenty of wine and sake.
I stayed for an hour or so and watched the influx of shoppers and listened in on guest-to-shopkeeper banter. A pair of men walked in to examine the locally distilled whiskies (they were looking for a whiskey with "peat") and happily walked away with an $89 bottle. Another shopper was simply pleased with De Wine Spot's late night hours: "You're the only place open [late], otherwise you have to go all the way to Grand [Street]." But one thing that seemed to resound with most shoppers was their approval of the restocked goods: "The last time I came in here it looked like Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard!"
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