Apparently we in Clinton Hill* love wine. Maybe we really just love new places to buy wine. Or maybe it's just that we really love the prospect of free wine along with free food. It's probably a combination of all three, but whatever the reason, a lot of people showed up tonight at the grand opening of Gnarly Vines on Myrtle. I thought I wouldn't be able to make it, but it turns out I was wrong.
The space is extremely inviting - open (assuming it's not full of party goers), well lit, and full of what by all accounts so far is a lot of great wine. I wasn't able to stay too long, but I did get to taste a couple of nice wines, buy a couple of more, and meet some of the nice people who work there.
I'm planning on going back this weekend and give the place a proper going over, but for now it's apparent that we've got another top-notch wine shop in Clinton Hill.
Here's one of the bottles I brought home, an Argentinian Red, Urban Uco Malbec 2004 that we're enjoying as I type this.
My apologies for the poor quality of the pictures, it was tough to get good ones in the crowd. Regardless, get ye down to Gnarly Vines.
*and Fort Greene, of course!
350 Myrtle Ave (between Carlton and Adelphi)