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5% off 6 bottles | 10% off a case | 15% off  two or more cases

Welcome to Wet Whistle Wine & Spirits. We are located at 357 Van Brunt Street (btw Dikeman and Wolcott), in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. We carry a thoughtfully curated selection of wine, spirits and accessories. Stop by and say hello!
CORY’S PICK

Scrumpy Ewe Cider

Twenty years ago I met Etienne Dupont from Brasserie Dupont in Normandy. I asked why New York, with a rich tradition of Apple Orchards and the best apples in the country, doesn’t have an equivalent industry in hard cider and apple brandy. He responded that they don’t use “good apples” to make Calvados!

Ryan at Scrumpy Ewe Ciders has planted in his orchards lots of English bitter tart, bitter sweet and tart apples to make an amazing family of ciders. We are happy to feature him and his ciders at Wet Whistle.

A bite about their process: “We make some of our ciders akin to a fine wine, in laboratory-like controlled settings. A juice that is bright, clean, complex, tannic and acidic, pitched with a champagne yeast in stainless steel tanks at specific temperatures, lightly filtered and bottle conditioned. We do so to showcase the true essence of each varietal we work with with minimal intervention to the fruit and process. On the other hand, we also make ciders in the age-old farmhouse tradition – where wild yeasts work in tandem with brettanomyces stains. In these ciders, nature does most of the work as its slow ferments in our French and American white oak barrels. These unfiltered scrumpy ciders appeal to the farmhouse crowd who doesn’t mind getting their taste buds a bit dirty!

Our ciders come from unique, individually-picked, New York State grown apples. Never from concentrate. Each batch is pressed, fermented, painstakingly-blended, aged and bottled with care. We make them once a year, and batch-to-batch have their own unique characteristics based on our growth season, the cider varieties we blend and style of fermentation we utilize”.

FREE TASTINGS
We have free tastings from 6-8pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Stop in and discover something you love!
Alexandra Chervonsky
Alexandra Chervonsky
19:52 03 Apr 19
Good selection of wine, the new owner keeps some of the Italian wines that the previous owners had, plus the added some of the hard liquor
Matthew Day-Perez
Matthew Day-Perez
16:40 22 Feb 19
Wet Whistle is the best and Corey and his wife Megan are just delightful. Sometimes I pop in just to say hi. What a great addition to the RedHook Hood!
Diana Pearl
Diana Pearl
15:22 12 Jan 19
Wet Whistle has a huge variety of reasonably priced and interesting wines! Cory is warm, welcoming, and extremely knowledgeable. He can suggest the perfect wine for any occasion. My go-to!
Christine Metaxas
Christine Metaxas
02:00 10 Oct 18
Great wine selection and knowledgeable staff. Cory will always steer you in the right direction for a wine selection. I can’t wait to go back and see what new and interesting wine he will recommend next! Wine tastings on the weekends as well.
Florin Neamtu
Florin Neamtu
17:00 25 Jun 18
Recently opened nice liquor store. A nice wine selection with a lot of potential. A must visit. They have regular events . You should try at least one and get the feel. You will return
CH Marx
CH Marx
21:03 25 Apr 18
Wet Whistle Wines is a great neighborhood wine store and Cory, the owner, is like a Mensa-level wine expert and can suggest the most interesting wines.
Ralph Yedinak
Ralph Yedinak
14:15 18 Apr 18
Heat wine selection, reasonably priced, and great service.
Thom Roemischer
Thom Roemischer
14:56 05 Apr 18
Great neighborhood wine shop which its the customer service and selection that sets them apart. I highly recommend Wet Whistle Wiines!
Rafael Zuniga- Rodriguez
Rafael Zuniga- Rodriguez
02:43 31 Mar 18
Lovely place in my neighborhood, great customer service, wonderful wines and a huge heart!
Aaron Fox
Aaron Fox
02:49 01 Mar 18
Great spot with a lot of heart.
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