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Botta di Vino

Photograph: Jonathan Aprea
Red Hook
This newly opened wine shop specializes in Italian vino, with more than 400 varietals neatly organized by geographic origin (Central, Northern, Southern) and price (a display features $9, $10 and $11 bottles). But oenophiles will really flip for the store’s boozy paraphernalia, including sculptural silver wine racks ($66–$400), a set of ’60s-style decanters from Italy ($90 each, five for $420), nickel-plated coolers ($200–$400) and eye-catching corkscrews, like ones made of naturally petrified twisted vine ($25). Don’t forget to pop into the backyard sculpture garden, where local blacksmith Anthony Cuonzo displays his metallic works of art (highlights include a ten-foot-tall dinosaur and a circular rendition of our city’s skyline).
Venue name: Botta di Vino
Address: 357 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn

Cross street: between Dikeman and Wolcott Sts
Venue phone: 347-689-3664
Website: http://bottadivino.net
Opening hours: Mon 4–9pm, Tue–Thu noon–9pm, Fri–Sat 11am–10pm, Sun noon–8pm
Transport: Subway: F, G to Carroll St
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