Year One – What a Blast!!!!!

Trumpeter on Myrtle & Washington celebrating Obama's decisive victory. Photo by Marcie Bohan
Trumpeter on Myrtle & Washington celebrating Obama's decisive victory. Photo by Marcie Bohan

To all our friends, customers and neighbors in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed-Stuy & beyond,
We can’t tell you how proud we are to be a part of this neighborhood! You’re the best and you proved it last night!!! We love you!!!
Please join us to celebrate our one year anniversary – the wine definitely tastes sweeter now:-)
Saturday, November 8 Noon to 10pm
From mimosas and croissants to Bourbon and BBQ and everything else in between.

Jazz Jam Session from 3pm to 6pm hosted by: Illustrious Fort Greener Jeff Newell of New Trad Quartet
Don’t be shy – bring your voice, horn or other instrument and jump in! Extra discounts and prizes!!!

Food from our favorite neighborhood restaurants:
Abistro, Almondine, Chez Lola, Choice Market, iCi,
Manee Thai, Scopello, The Smoke Joint, & Tamboril

No RSVP required – just stop in anytime! We look forward to seeing you.


the GV staff

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