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Tipsy Wine Shop Ready to Fill Glasses in Clinton Hill

By Janet Upadhye | December 10, 2013 10:26am

CLINTON HILL — The name says it all.

A new wine shop — Tipsy — recently opened on Myrtle Avenue and the owners want to make shopping for vino as easy and fun as possible.

“We opened Tipsy to prove that wine shopping can be a user-centric experience,” said co-owner Amanda Neville. “We designed everything with the user in mind."

To make the shopping experience accessible to even the wine novice, Neville and co-owner Alan Greene organized the store's shelves by variety, and added labels with short descriptions and icons to indicate ideal pairings.

The shelves are also right at eye-level, perfect for browsing, they said. And their website — which is primed to work just as well on a mobile phone as it is on a desktop — has helful icons of fish heads, cows, hot peppers, and cheese to show which wines go well with which foods.

Located at 584 Myrtle Ave., the small shop sells wines from all over the world and the owners plan to host events and Tuesday wine tastings.

The store also offers free wine delivery in the neighborhood for orders over $100, or for multiple orders within the same building, according to the website.

They also provide a sommelier — a trained and knowledgeable wine professional — service for private dinner parties or large company events and promise their staff is friendly and approachable. But don't let the fancy name fool you, Neville and Green said. The sommelier is all about recommending the best wine for your money.

"They don’t use hoity-toity words and they appreciate a good value," the owners wrote on their website.

Tipsy celebrated their grand opening on Dec. 7 and are open Monday to Friday from noon to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays noon to 9 p.m.