Brooklyn To Get a ‘Slow Wine’ Bar, Courtesy of Thirst Wine Merchants


Natural wine buffs who still lament the closure of 360 in Red Hook can rejoice: Emilia Valencia and Michael Yarmark, owners of Thirst Wine Merchants, the Fort Greene wine boutique that specializes in “slow wine,” are planning to open a wine bar.

Thirstbar, on Classon and Pacific, is expected to open by the end of the year or early next year, and will sell the same kinds of wines sold in the shop, says Yarmark. According to Thirst’s website, “slow wines” or natural wines are those made “without pesticides or herbicides, and without chemical additives or added flavors. [They] are made on a small scale from grapes grown in low-yielding vineyards farmed sustainably, organically or biodynamically.”