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Half wine bar is Prospect Heights


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Half wine bar is Prospect Heights

Lambretta76 | Nov 30, 2003 10:52 AM

Had the pleasure of sampling this place that took FOREVER to open. (Well, just six months.) The good thing is that you can tell they put an amazing amount of effort into this place. Very nice, comfortable modern design.

As for food, they should be adding a full menu in two weeks or so, but for now they have cheese and meat plates and a nice selection of olives. (The black French ones with Herbes de Provence went well with a Spanish red.)

There are about 30 half bottles and 20 or so full bottles, with about 10-15 wines available by the glass. Some treats are the Hirsch Gruner Veltliner and a Hugel Riesling, as well as a $14 bottle of Shiraz from India. (Unfortunately, very popular and was sold out.) Patti, one of the owners, worked for a wine importer before this and is quite knowledgable about these wines, and seems to have chosen them with real care. Her husband designed the place and runs the "Lifestyle shop" - a small store in the back of the shop with a nice selection of wine accessories and bric-a-brac. (I'll be back to pick up the Czech crystal decanter/four glass set that costs just $30....)

Anyways, I wish that this place had opened up during my summer in the Heights, but it's not too far of a walk from Downtown Brooklyn. Soon they will be open on weekend afternoons and will be serving coffee and the such.

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