it was just a matter of time before the ubiquitous brooklyn brand of young hip affluence found itself onto a wine label. the guys down on 5th avenue at red, white and bubbly have thrown their always savvy wine prowess behind their first bottles of goodness private-labeled under the ‘Brooklyn Wine Co.’ brand.
from the the brooklyn paper:
Adam Goldstein and partner Darrin Siegfried, co-owners of the wine
store Red, White and Bubbly, at 211 Fifth Ave. in Park Slope, toasted
their new Brooklyn Wine Co. by cracking open a few bottles of their
“Feliz White” and “Feliz Red” varieties. The May 11 party drew the
borough’s glitterati, including District Attorney Charles Hynes.
The borough’s top lawman celebrated the launch of
Brooklyn’s first wine label by partaking of a little red, by the way.
The wine (admittedly made in California) was crafted from a recipe
cooked up by Goldstein and Siegfried, who wanted their wine to be
high-quality, yet affordable “everyday” vino. And though it’s bottled
in the so-called Golden State, everything else — from the bold flavors
to the bridge on the label to artist Ryan Seslow, who drew the logo —
is pure Brooklyn.
we haven’t grabbed ourselves a bottle of either the red (Feliz Red / Zinfandel 60% Barbera 30% Syrah 10% / $13.95) or white (Feliz White / Verdelho 3% Sauvignon Blanc 66% Colombard 31% /$11.95) yet so we can’t vouch for the quality or taste? There also seems to be a meritage in the works (Grand Army Meritage / not for sale yet)
hmm…made with california grapes. I personally would have looked a bit closer for grapes to make a wine representative of the east coast and new york’s best borough. How about the north fork or fingerlakes or even bensonhurst?