Fringe wineshops

Boutique wine stores are popping up in unexpected nabes. Momofuku wine director Theresa Paopao helps us size up these quirky spots.

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    Dandelion Wine

    Dandelion Wine

  • Photograph: Noah Devereaux

    Dandelion Wine

    Dandelion Wine

  • Photograph: Noah Devereaux

    Dandelion Wine

    Dandelion Wine

  • Photograph: Noah Devereaux

    Dandelion Wine

    Dandelion Wine

  • Photograph: Noah Devereaux

    Dandelion Wine

    Dandelion Wine

  • Photograph: Noah Devereaux

    Dandelion Wine

    Dandelion Wine

Photograph: Noah Devereaux

Dandelion Wine

Dandelion Wine

Greenpoint: Dandelion Wine


153 Franklin St between India and Java Sts, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (347-689-4563)

Befitting its artsy 'hood, this roomy, wide-ranging shop features some indie touches—giant, antique corkscrews in the windows, a vintage black-leather couch in front and a huge chalkboard on the back wall. One black bottle with a shiny silver label sparks a memory for Paopao. "My wine-buyer friend got me this as a gift and it's hard to find," she says of the Terres Dores de Jean-Paul Brun "FRV100" Sparkling Beaujolais ($21). "It's cool to come across it years later. It's refreshing and slightly sweet—the kind of thing you would drink while sitting around with your girlfriends." After admiring a Le P'tit Rose 2010 ($14) from the Loire Valley, she ends up purchasing a Bianco dei Colli Trevigiani ($25) from Veneto, Italy. "I bought it because the [beer-bottle cap] caught my eye, I absolutely adore [importer] Louis/Dressner wines, and there aren't many producers of unfiltered prosecco," she says. "I am always very curious about people who choose to go against the mainstream."

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