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Wine Shop on Myrtle Avenue Focuses on Female Winemakers

By Janet Upadhye | October 21, 2013 4:12pm
 Corkscrew Brooklyn opened on Oct. 19 on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill.
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CLINTON HILL — This vino was made with a woman's touch.

Corkscrew Brooklyn recently opened on Myrtle Avenue, and owner Karin Torres says her selection focuses on wines from female growers and producers.

"It wasn't necessarily planned that way," she said. "But wines made by women do have a touch of femininity that I think makes them special."

The shop not only features female vintners but also family-run and smaller wineries from all over the world. The shop currently sells wines from Serbia, Lebanon, France, Spain, Italy and South America. And none of them are mass produced, according to manager Christy Corcoran.

Corcoran said many of the bottles would be hard to find anywhere else.

And there is more wine to come. Corcoran compares the shop's wine selection to a woman's expanding wardrobe.

"We are building our wine wardrobe right now," she said. "You gotta have a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, but you also have to have a blouse and an evening gown."

Corkscrew Brooklyn celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 19 at 489 Myrtle Ave. in Clinton Hill.