Sun-Thu, noon-9pm; Fri–Sat, noon-10pm
G at Clinton-Washington Aves.; 2, 3, 4, 5 at Nevins St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Brian Robinson first discovered his love of French varietals as a high-school exchange student in Paris. He turned his early passion into a career, first as the director of the wine department at Phillips Auctioneers and later as a wine specialist at Christie’s and the East Coast director of wine auction site WineBid.com. He opened this sizable wine shop in March 2007, stocking it with both approachable budget-friendly picks and extremely rare varieties. The interior is part industrial warehouse and part gallery, with carbon-steel shelves holding over 600 varieties of wine (starting at $6) beneath paintings by local artists. Look for French Bordeaux wines, California Cabernets, and Chilean Merlots organized by origin, each bottle sporting a purple tag with an unfussy description written by Robinson and his staff. Rare and collectible vintages from Robinson's private stash are housed in the cellar, ranging from $600 to $1,500. Grab-and-go six-packs with themes like "Rooftop BBQ" or "Take-out Night" are priced at around $70, offering an easy way to stock your wine rack. Over 150 spirits line the room's top-shelf perimeter, and totable two-bottle sets provide easy gifts for parties. Receipts include images of the labels from each of your purchases, and your selections are stored in the shop’s database to help you pick your next bottle.Bulk Discount
Mix-and-match your own case (12 bottles) and receive a 10% discount.