A Boutique Wine Shop for Bed Stuy


Bed-Vyne Wine, a “boutique wine shop,” is slated to open at 370 Tompkins Avenue on October 15th. According to the press release, “Bed-Vyne is a collaboration between Brooklyn wine enthusiasts who want to enhance and simplify the wine-purchasing process. The proprietors possess a passion for art, food and wine and organize their wines by taste to create an exciting experience that provides pleasure and education simultaneously.” The collection will include more than 40 handcrafted wines from all over the world at every price range. Think this will thrive on Tompkins Avenue? GMAP

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  • I’ve met the gentleman doing this, he lives in Crown Heights, and I wish him the best of success. I plan on patronizing his business, and giving him what little support I can. Local businesses can’t succeed without people actually buying their product. Everyone complains about no amenities, but when we get them, we don’t support them. Businesses can’t survive on air.

    • The problem with some of the businesses that have opened up in recent years is that may not have given enough thought to what it takes to run a retail shop. Inconsistent hours and not well stocked….people won’t stay loyal to that.

      I’m surprised that Breukelen Cellars isn’t busier. It’s a great location and they are really trying. They should be packed in there when people come home from work, walking up Nostrand from the train.

  • I’ve met the gentleman doing this, he lives in Crown Heights, and I wish him the best of success. I plan on patronizing his business, and giving him what little support I can. Local businesses can’t succeed without people actually buying their product. Everyone complains about no amenities, but when we get them, we don’t support them. Businesses can’t survive on air.

  • I think it will survive. Olivino’s Wine shop just down the street seems to be doing quite decent business and more competition is always a good thing. But, does this mean that La Table Exquisite (pictured above) will be going the way of the dodo? Let’s hope not. I literally eat at least one of their delicious croissants every single weekend!!

  • I think this will do great here. Tompkins is starting to develop a nice little retail mix.

  • I wish them luck, but 40 bottles of wine is not a very big selection. Maybe 400?

  • i like the education part..hic!

    i don’t think that they are particularly helpful/knowledgeable at olivino. more so in ft greene, though.

  • What annoying crap. What does it mean, ‘handcrafted wines’? You mean they press the grapes by jumping up and down? They don’t use electricity or stainless steel tanks or pipes or automatic corking and labeling machines?

    What does art have to do with wine, other than the labels on Château Mouton Rothschild, which I seriously doubt they will be stocking?

    If you want to _really_ simplify wine purchasing go to wine-searcher.com or similar sites where you can get anything you want. Anything.

    You’re just a little neighborhood wine shop, I wish you the best, but get over yourself. Seriously.

  • What annoying crap. What does it mean, ‘handcrafted wines’? You mean they press the grapes by jumping up and down? They don’t use electricity or stainless steel tanks or pipes or automatic corking and labeling machines?

    What does art have to do with wine, other than the labels on Château Mouton Rothschild, which I seriously doubt they will be stocking?

    If you want to _really_ simplify wine purchasing go to wine-searcher.com or similar sites where you can get anything you want. Anything.

    You’re just a little neighborhood wine shop, I wish you the best, but get over yourself. Seriously.

  • rh….you are right about that…inconsistent hours, poorly stocked, not enough working capital.

  • rh….you are right about that…inconsistent hours, poorly stocked, not enough working capital.

  • Agree, Breukelen is very disappointing. Small selection and not a very good one at that. If you’re going to go the small shop route, it has to be really well chosen.

  • Even if you are not crazy about Breukelen’s selection, it’s still better than the point-through-the-glass shops in this end of the neighborhood. And they keep normal hours.

  • Even if you are not crazy about Breukelen’s selection, it’s still better than the point-through-the-glass shops in this end of the neighborhood. And they keep normal hours.

  • “to enhance and simplify the wine-purchasing process.”

    I’ve never considered it particularly difficult to go into a wine store and buy a bottle. Maybe it’s just me. Best of luck to the owner.

  • PS: So, I guess this means La Table is closing shop. I wanted to frequent his place, but I couldn’t get past his hours. Even when he opened on time, he was just opening the gates but nothing was ready.

  • I patronize Breukelen Cellars on a weekly basis and have found the guys running the shop to be informed about wine and very nice/approachable, and the shop has a decent selection. OK, it’s not overflowing but they’re still fairly new… I think they’re doing a good job. Regardless, happy to see something else open on Tompkins that I could also possibly patronize besides Peaches Hothouse. That is indeed a very quaint stretch and a wine shop will fit in nicely there.

  • I patronize Breukelen Cellars on a weekly basis and have found the guys running the shop to be informed about wine and very nice/approachable, and the shop has a decent selection. OK, it’s not overflowing but they’re still fairly new… I think they’re doing a good job. Regardless, happy to see something else open on Tompkins that I could also possibly patronize besides Peaches Hothouse. That is indeed a very quaint stretch and a wine shop will fit in nicely there.

  • I am FROM East New York, Denton. I LIVE in Crown Heights and have lived in Prospect Heights and Park Slope as well. Again, buying wine in Brooklyn – or NYC for that matter – should not be difficult. But whatever.

  • Small wine shops do well if they have reasonable hours and friendly, helpful staff. If you’re looking for a specific brand, order it online or go to Astor Wine.

  • also, delivery would be a huge plus

  • also, delivery would be a huge plus

  • EVERYONE….That below is NOT the real What.

  • Olivino delivers if you buy a certain amount.

  • EVERYONE….That below is NOT the real What.

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    Wow, now I can sleep tonight.

  • Some of you are such naysayers! I’m with Denton, cut the crap “handcrafted wines”!! really?? I think a wine shop would do very well if the personnel is somewhat knowledgeable and pleasant. I live a few blocks away and my options are Rand’s or another glassed in cage on Myrtle where I go when desperate. Nice to have something in my neighborhood. Best of luck!

  • Hello Brownstoner Community, this is Michael, one of the partners of Bed-Vyne. I would like to invite everyone to attend our grand opening & portfolio wine tasting event on Saturday, October 15th from 12 – 4pm. We will have over 40 different wines for everyone to taste at the event. Our wine selection will grow with the taste of the neighborhood. Let me know if you are looking for something in particular.

  • I have been supporting 65 FEN for several years and we are lucky to have this store opening up in Bed Stuy. I have never been disappointed with the wines that I have chosen at 65 FEN. It has gotten to the point that I would allow the owners Mike and Mike to make recommendations. I have found that they have a wide variety of wines and they are all fantastic. Welcome to the neighborhood.

    • Well, if the proprietors of Bed-Vyne are the same as those of 65 FEN, case closed. It’s gonna be a hit! Mike and Mike have done a wonderful job of bringing a true wine shop to an off-the-avenue location in PLG. Their entrepreneurial style is one that’s informed and informative, inviting and respectful, willing to learn but ready to take risks, all laced with great displays of humor and joie de vivre. If either or both of the Mikes are involved in this new venture in Bed Stuy, I’m sure this business will do very nicely!