Posts Tagged ‘wine’


Greene Grape Growing

December 6, 2007

Looks like the Greene Grape is moving into the space that formerly housed South Portland Antiques, on the corner of Fulton and South Portland.  The signage, in fact, is already up.  This location has to be at least twice as big as their current one.  More wine, yay!

UPDATE: The commenters and Brownstoner are right, the Greene Grape isn’t moving, it’s opening a specialty foods shop, which will include a fishmonger.  Fish, yay!

(Side Note: EBG is currently suffering from a misplaced camera and a crashed hard drive, so things have been a little bumpy and will probably continue to be so for the next few days.  Our apologies for the lack of photos and limited updating.)


Champagne Tasting Tonight at Greene Grape

November 29, 2007

From 6-8pm tonight, taste four different champagnes:

The bubblies are all from Terry Thiese, the primary importer of grower champagne, and a member of his team will be on hand to answer questions about what Terry calls “farmer-fizz”.  Grower champagnes are made by small producers who have the advantage of growing their own grapes and fashioning their own style.

The Greene Grape
765 Fulton Street
(718) 797-9463


Thursday in Fort Greene

November 15, 2007

*Cooper-Hewitt curator Cynthia Smith will be giving a lecture tonight at Pratt from 6:30-7:30pm, Main Building, Room 230, FREE.

*Three, choreographed by Ohad Naharin and performed by the Batsheva Dance Company, at BAM, 7:30pm, $20-$55.

*The Greene Grape is hosting a wine tasting featuring six Thanksgiving-friendly American wines.  They’ll also be serving deep-fried turkey, yam brulee, mashed potatoes, sauteed french green beans, cornbread dressing and gravy — a preview of the complete Tday package you can purchase if food preparation isn’t your thing.  5-7pm, FREE.


Gnarly Vines Grand Opening Party

November 7, 2007

Gnarly Vines is throwing what looks to be a fantastic grand opening party tomorrow night.  RSVPs were supposed to be in by yesterday, but maybe they’ll slip you in if you ask nicely:

Please drop by to help celebrate our grand opening. Bring your appetite, as we will feature sumptuous dishes from many of our favorite neighborhood restaurants paired with some fabulous wines. You won’t want to miss this very special event. We hope that you will join us! Watch your email for more information.
Please RSVP via email to by Tuesday, November 6.

I’ve been to this shop once and can enthusiastically vouch for it.

Gnarly Vines
350 Myrtle Ave
Between Carlton and Adelphi


In the Greene: Wednesday Night

October 3, 2007

Medicine Women Roots Ensemble at Smooch, 8pm, FREE.
Kronos Quartet, at BAM, 7:30pm, $20-$45.

Wine Tasting at Gnarly Vines, 6-8pm, FREE.

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BYOB Restaurants in Fort Greene

September 24, 2007

Treat yourself and even a friend or two to a freakishly affordable dinner at one of the following BYOB restaurants in Fort Greene:

Keur N’ Deye
737 Fulton Street
Between South Elliot and South Portland
Hearty Senegalese food — the menu is short but interesting, perfect for the cooler months of the year and a bottle of red.
Closest wine shop: The Greene Grape

154 Carlton
@ Myrtle
A French-African fusion of food in a pint-sized venue.
Closest wine shop: Thirst

Black Iris
228 Dekalb
@ Clermont
Consistantly tasty Middle Eastern fare, plus some unusual pizzas.
Closest wine shop: Thirst

472 Myrtle Avenue
Perhaps technically in Clinton Hill, this is another dependable Middle Eastern joint.
Closest wine shop: Thirst Gnarly

In addition, Little Piggy Market at Lafayette and South Elliot is currently BYOB, and it’s big brother next door, The Smoke Joint, will be BYO-wine until sometime in November, when they expect to secure their liquor license.