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Red White & Bubbly

211-213 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.676 -73.980
nr. Union St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-636-9463 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Gourmet Marketplace
  • Products & Services: Wine

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Official Website

redwhiteandbubbly.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 10am-10pm; Sun, noon-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

R at Union St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide

Gourmet

  • Wine

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)

Profile

The voice of Darrin Siegfried, the store’s co-owner and oeno-guru, virtually echoes through the rooms here. Siegfried was the education director for the Sommelier Society of America, and he’s still eager to teach and encourage. Unpretentious, exclamation-marked notes flap from the shelves; he might highlight a rare Vouvray or cheer “forget about those wine snobs, drink a delicious Merlot!” The shop’s biscuit-yellow walls, ruddy wood racks, and occasional boxes of wine stacked on the floor give the space a casual warmth. The thousand-strong wines are organized by both origin and varietal. Though you’ll spot better-known names, like Grgich Hills Chardonnay, you won’t see any mass-produced vintages. And there’s a deep selection of bottles from emerging regions, like Hungary and Ischia. Keep an eye out for Feliz Red, Feliz White, and Grand Army Meritage, three California blends made exclusively for the store.

Classes

RW&B holds reasonably priced one-session wine classes every month, often led by Darrin Siegfried. This outreach effort extends to the Website; look for Siegfried’s Wine Tips columns, which discuss everything from the history of Riesling to glassware.

Tastings
Held Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sales

Full cases are discounted 10 percent. Monthly four-pack “best buys” and two-pack “discovery wines” are also 10 percent off.

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