taste56 – The Wine Buying Experience Perfected in Dumbo, Brooklyn 

Wine lovers alert! There’s a winetasting and purchasing experience that is absolutely seamless and enjoyable. We had the pleasure of visiting taste56, the recently opened wine shop in Dumbo. Just steps from Brooklyn Bridge Park, the location is a great destination for New Yorkers and guests of the city.  The shop’s attractive modern interior is welcoming for you to browse their collection or have a tasting. 

taste56 selects the world’s best wines for their customers and gives them the tools to curate the perfect choices. They make it easy for you to drink wine that you really love. It’s simply a better way to buy wine.

We stopped by on a Friday evening. Bottles for tasting were smartly displayed in categories that included Light & Bright, Rich & Full, Smooth & Silky, Round & Fleshy, and others. The groupings included wines from around the globe with shared qualities that could be easily paired with your favorite foods.

We had an expertly guided tasting of three wines. A business size card accompanied each of the wines that stated the category, price, producer, wine, region, pronunciation, varietal, and the flavors and qualities. Having this information gives you the opportunity to become a much more educated wine buyer.  We savored Bodegas Muga Rioja Blanco 2021; San Salvatore Vetere 2022; and Pax Syrah North Coast 2021.

taste56 proves that wine expertise can be combined with technology and a thoughtful design to unlock the appreciation of wine for the general population. They have pioneered an approach to digitizing and automating wine expertise, giving their customers the pleasure of exploring wines to their palate’s exact liking.  By visiting their one of a kind shop, you will acquire the lifelong benefit of learning about what kind of wine you personally like, and why.

taste56 has a sophisticated recommendation system that will please and impress. Once you visit, you’ll definitely be one of their regular customers. In addition to the wines that are available for tasting, there are many exquisite bottles to purchase. It’s nice to know that they have an e-commerce platform that allows you to ship and gift wines! With the holidays coming, it’s ideal.

When you visit tast56, plan to visit the sister restaurant right next door, bar56.

This beautiful, chic venue boasts a menu of 56 wines by the glass collaboratively curated by restaurateur and wine professional James Fantaci, and general manager Michael Brown. Complementing the extraordinary wine and beverage program, the kitchen is helmed by Executive Chef Vincent Cortese and offers a Modern American seasonally-driven menu with Italian and French influences. 

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Marina Kennedy began her writing career when her four children were grown and she returned to college to study in the humanities. She is delighted to be a contributor for Woman Around Town. The majority of her articles focus on the culinary scene, theatre, and travel. Marina and her husband Chuck enjoy the rich cultural experiences of the New York metro area and beyond. She hopes that readers like reading her articles as much as she enjoys writing them.