Artist Reception and African Wine Tasting

Philippe Dollo
Philippe Dollo

Friday, February 1, 6-9pm Philippe DOLLO “Les Dollo de Dini” photographs from Mali 2002 & 2005

Please stop by on Friday to view our new photography exhibit by my close friend Philippe Dollo – a Bed-Stuy resident – and enjoy a wide selection of really cool African wines. 20% of all proceeds from the sale of these photographs goes directly to the Dollo of Dini.


has an ancient wine-making tradition dating back over 2000 years and more recently refined during French colonization. These vineyards are located to the south of the imperial city of Meknes at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.

2005 Les Trois Domaines, Guerrouane Rouge
A blend of Carignan, Cinsault and Alicante-Bouchet, this is the ubiquitous table wine served at almost every Parisian couscous restaurant. Smooth and easy.   The Appellation Guerrouane is a region of northern Morocco, located south to the imperial city of Meknes at the foothills of the atlas Mountains in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediteranean Sea. This area has been known for producing wines for more than 2000 years at the times of the roman empire. (Related: 2007 Les Trois Domaines, Guerrouane Rouge )

2005 Amazir, Beni M’Tir
A deeper, darker, more tannic and more ambitious version of the Guerrouane. Also made from Carignan, Cinsault and Alicante-Bouchet.

2006 Raats, Original Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region
A crisp, clean unoaked version of SA’s signature white grape.

2005 Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch
The second label of the highly-regarded Rustenberg winery. Classic Cabernet at a very reasonable price.

2004 Thelema ‘The Mint’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch

Among SA’s most acclaimed Cab’s. A world-class wine with intense, yet balanced with ripe cassis flavors and delicious eucalyptus notes.

(Shop keyword: Stellenbosch.)

Seven Sisters

2007 Seven Sisters ‘Odelia’ Bukketraube
A rare, off-dry, tropical white wine made from an ancient yet obscure German varietal.

2006 Seven Sisters ‘Dawn’ Pinotage/Shiraz
A full-bodied, deep, ripe red made from SA’s signature red with a healthy boost of shiraz to round it out. (Related: 2007 Seven Sisters ‘Dawn’ Pinotage/Shiraz )

2007 Seven Sisters ‘Twena’ Sweet Rose
A light, sweet, easy-drinking rose made form 100% Pinotage.

Seven Sisters Winery, Western Cape

A fascinating story of seven South African sisters whose family was splintered during apartheid but reunited twenty years later to create this heroic winery. They produce seven wines, each carefully selected to match the style and personality of each sister. Click to see their story on Youtube

Bubbly, what else?

See below for our entire list of Champagne and sparkling wines with vivid, informative and at times irreverent descriptions.

But first, please ring in the New Year with us at the Pratt Whistle Blow. Somehow, this world famous event has managed to elude many locals…until now:

The event that literally blows Times Square away. Who wants to see a gaudy crystal ball mechanically lowered when you can stand in the middle of Pratt’s campus, drink Champagne and watch Conrad Milster, Pratt’s Chief Engineer, blow his old steam whistles from trains and ships of days long ago? At the stroke of midnight, the pent-up steam is released, gloriously screaming through the old whistles in what can only be described as orgasmic while voyeurs pop corks of their own. For Times Square to come even close, the ball would have to plummet in an earth-shattering… you know what:-)

Check out a clip of the whistle blow on YouTube. Based upon what I’ve heard from neighbors who’ve been there, this doesn’t do it justice, but it’s all we’ve got:

Pratt Whistle Blow – YouTube

For more info:
Call me Ishmael – Blog about Conrad Milster’s Steam Whistles

Mention the Pratt Whistle Blow and receive 10% off all Champagne and Sparkling Wine purchases between now and New Year’s Eve!!! Not to be combined with any other discounts.
We will be pouring a bottle or two of sparkling wine every evening between now and New Year’s Eve. Please come by and visit us.
We will be open until 11pm on New Years Eve
Then we’re heading over to Pratt for the Whistle Blow.

We will be CLOSED on New Year’s Day.
Please place your orders for delivery by 8pm on Saturday, December 29 for delivery on Sunday, December 30. We will not be making deliveries on New Years Eve.

Gnarly Vines Grand Opening Wine Pairing Party

Thursday, November 8 from 6-10pm

Please drop by to help celebrate our grand opening. Bring your appetite, as we will feature sumptuous dishes from many of our favorite neighborhood restaurants paired with some fabulous wines. You won’t want to miss this very special event. We hope that you will join us! Watch your email for more information.

Please RSVP via email to by Tuesday, November 6.