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Sunday, March 27, 2011

De Wine Spot: Restocked

Fully stocked shelves at De Wine Spot
If you happened to notice that the shelves at De Wine Spot were a bit bare throughout the fall of 2010, you weren't alone. De Wine Spot has recently changed hands, but nonetheless is still standing to serve wine and sake (plus more) to Williamsburg's finest.

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 noir
I 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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