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11/17/2010 11:38 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Brooklyn Winery: A Start-To-Finish Grape Crusher

From a pair of vino enthusiasts who fell in love with the wine-making experience but couldn't stand the hassle of constantly heading out of the city to partake in it, BK's a true oenophile's wet dream -- a massive former nightclub that's being stocked with wine making equipment & a head winemaker to assist amateurs who want to stick their nose in the process of making something they can stick their nose in to. From "crushing the grapes to bottling the wine," customers'll be lead through the whole shebang, starting with a pre-harvest tasting of the upcoming seasons varietals, including "complex, robust" Cali/NY Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay, which can produce everything from a bright & crisp profile that "tips its hat to the old world", to the "butter and oak" flavors typical of the California style, whose other bouquet notes include budget crises and obnoxiously consistent weather. Clients will do everything from sort, de-stem and crush their fruit, to barrel their mixture in oak, to fill/cork/cap the bottles and slap 'em with a label, which, after all the time you've spent with your wine, better be more than "it's complicated."

213 N 8th St, btw Driggs and Roebling St; Williamsburg; 347.763.1506