Our friends at Brokelyn are out with their first-ever Brooklyn Wine Book, a beautifully-designed booklet of tickets good for 2-for-1 wines by the glass at fantastic bars and wine-focused eateries from Cobble Hill to Greenpoint.
If you’ve bought Brokelyn’s sold-out Beer and Cocktail Books in the past, you’re already that friend who knows all the best bars, no matter what neighborhood you’re in.
And if you have never purchased one of these books before, because you’re not big on beer, or because you can’t imagine that a bar will really be OK with you pulling out a coupon for a fancy drink, think again.
I used the wine book at The Camlin, a wine bar I’ve been meaning to try ever since Robert Sietsema extolled its ambitious food and well-curated wine list. Our bartender was more than happy to apply my ticket to a glass for myself and my friend and gave us both a generous taste of our selection, the Vin de Savoie–a serious contender for my new favorite white–before pouring. We paired it with a selection of $1 oysters from Washington state and the kick-ass deviled eggs with pickled jalapeno and pork rinds. Score, on all counts.
With the Wine Book, you have a built-in excuse to check out Brooklyn spots like The Camlin and add them to your go-to list. And there are 20 in all to visit before the tickets expire in May 2016, so you should get started on your roving happy hour soon.