Who doesn’t love a good wine tasting? FREE booze and if you’re lucky, you might get a cube of cheese and a cracker to go along with it! Besides the array of complimentary glasses, wine tastings are also a great way of learning the many styles and flavors of wines and how they are made. Believe it or not, Brooklyn is the perfect hub to grab a glass.
Here’s 13 sweet Brooklyn spots to indulge in a good ole wine tasting.
Located at 796 Franklin Avenue, Winot is popular for their array of organic wines. The shop holds regular tastings upon arrival. Winot’s hours are Mon-Wed 2pm-10pm, Thurs-Fri 2pm-11pm, Saturday 1pm-11pm and Sunday 1pm-8pm.
THE WINEY NEIGHBOR
The boutique wine shop, located at 679 Washington Avenue, specializes in wines brought in from across the world. The shop holds weekly wine tasting events. For information on there wine tasting events visit Wineyneighbor.com. The shop is open Monday 2pm-9pm, Tues-Fri 2pm-10pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm and Sunday 12pm-9pm.
Located in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant at 370 Tompkins Avenue, this wine shop specializes helping you find the perfect wine for your next party gathering. Bed-Vyne Wine offers free wine tasting classes on Mondays and Fridays. Their hours of operation are Mon-Fri 3pm-10pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm and Sunday 12pm-7pm.
Fermented Grapes, located at 651 Vanderbilt Avenue, holds wine tasting classes that focuses on specific brands of wines. If you happen to fall in love the wine being used during the class, you score 10% off at the time of purchase. Visit to Fermentedgrapes.net to view wine tasting schedule. The shops hours are Mon -Thurs 1pm-9pm, Friday 12pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 12pm-9pm.
Located at 504 Nostrand Avenue, Breukelen Cellars offers weekly wine tastings, monthly art shows and local delivery. They are open Mon-Sat 12pm-10pm and Sunday 12pm-9pm.
RED WHITE AND BUBBLY
Located in Park Slope at 211-213 5th Avenue, Red White and Bubbly hold wine tastings every weekend. For full schedules and products, visit Mybrooklynwine.com.
Located at 350 Myrtle Avenue, Gnarly Vines is your one stop wine shop. With a huge wine selection and a loyalty program for customers, you walk away with the full wine experience. The shop also holds wine tastings often and offers 15% off the wine featured during the tasting. VisitGnarlyvines.com to spot their next event. Store hours are Sun-Tues 12pm-9pm, Wed-Fri 12pm-10pm and Saturday 10am-10pm.
BROOKLYN WINE EXCHANGE
Located at 138 Court Street, Brooklyn Wine Exchange focuses on finding the best small production wines from family-owned wineries. BWE has a huge selection of natural,organic and biodynamic wines that are sure to satisfy. They hold weekly wine tastings at different venues and on Mondays and Wednesdays the tastings are FREE. For the next wine event visitBrooklynwineexchange.com. Shop hours are Mon- Sat 10am-10:30pm and Sunday 12pm-9pm.
BIG NOSE FULL BODY
Known as the wine store of Park Slope, Big Nose Full Body, located on 382 7th Avenue, brings a unique factor to the neighborhood. The wine store is known for keeping a rotating selection of wines and sakes to keep their customers at ease. Their wine tasting events takes place on a daily basis with 15% off of the wine that is used in the demonstration. For dates and times of the wine tasting events check out Bignosefullbody.com. Shop hours are Sun-Thurs 12pm-9pm, Friday 12pm-10pm and Saturday 11am-10pm.
THE GREENE GRAPE
Located in the heart of Fort Greene at 765 Fulton Street, The Greene Grape has a massive selection of wines and spirits. They offer weekly wine tastings and are sure to inform customers on any upcoming deals. The Greene Grape is open Sun-Wed 12pm-9pm and Thurs- Sat 12pm-10pm. Visit brooklyn.greenegrape.com for their next wine tasting event.
IL VINO TORCHIO
This Park Slope gem opened back in 2011 and has been successful ever since. Located at 80 4th Avenue, this wine shop is centered around customer satisfaction. The shop sells wine from all over the world and offers wine tasting classes every Friday. Il Vino Torchio is open Mon -Fri 3pm-9pm and Sat-Sun 1pm-9pm.
Located at 988 Atlantic Avenue at Grand Street, has a huge selection of distilled Brooklyn brand wines and spirits. The shop host weekly wine tastings to ensure that their customers become wine experts. Wine tasting events can be found on their website at Atlanticcellars.com. Their business hours are Mon-Thurs 2pm-10pm, Fri 2pm-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday 12pm -8pm.
PROSPECT WINE SHOP
Prospect Wine Shop owns a great deal of knowledge on organic and biodynamic wines. The shop offers wine tasting classes every Saturday from 4pm -6pm. To attend these classes visit them at 322 Seventh Avenue. Their regular business hours are Mon-Wed 10am- 9pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-9:30pm and Sunday 1pm-7pm.